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Dr Ali Yavari

Senior Research Engineer - Software and Data Analytics


Ali Yavari is Senior Research Engineer (Software and Data Analytics) at Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. He has received his Master of Science degree in Communication Systems from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He  obtained his Ph.D. from School of Computer Science and Information Technology at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. Ali had been collaborating with Digital Productivity Flagship and Data61 at CSIRO. Prior to joining RMIT, Ali was Research Engineer at KTH University in Communication Systems department. He contributed to several European research projects including SeRMon and COSEM and collaborated with several companies and organizations including, but not limited to, Wireless@KTH, TeliaSonera, Vinnova, and Ericsson. Ali has been working for more than ten years in IT industry as chief executive officer, project manager, system designer, and developer for aviation, bank, and IT companies in several countries. He serves as program committee member and designated reviewer in several international conferences and workshops. Ali is currently a committee member in Computer Society Chapter at IEEE Victorian Section. He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers. More information about Ali can be found at

Research interests

Internet of Things; Contextualisation; Machine Learning; Big Data; Information System; Sensor Network; Computer Security; IT Entrepreneurship; Wireless Network; Mobile and Pervasive Computing

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Computer Software - 080300
  • Information Systems - 080600

Teaching areas

IoT Programming


  • 2018, Other, Conference Bursary , The Emerging Sensing Technologies Summit
  • 2017, Other, Travel Grant, International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
  • 2017, International, ISSIP-IBM Paper Award, HICSS
  • 2017, National, Creativity Award, Oracle and Locatrix Communication
  • 2015, National, First prize at the Unearthed Hackathon, Unearthed
  • 2014, Other, School of Computer Science and Information Technology PhD Scholarship , RMIT University
  • 2014, Other, Office of the Chief Executive Scholarship, CSIRO

Professional memberships

  • 2011 (current): Member, IEEE, Select Country/Region


Also published as: Yavari, Ali; Yavari, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Development of an Internet of Things-based Physical Access Controller *; Innovation Connections
  • 2019: Industry 4.0 Inbound Milk Supply Chain Monitoring Pilot *; Bega Cheese Pty Ltd
  • 2018: Development of a deep-learning based solution for detecting corrosion in industrial assets using images captured from drones *; Robonomics AI
  • 2017: Development and trial of a IoT-based system for environmental and corporate compliance monitoring of retail fuel outlets. *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

* Chief Investigator