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Associate Professor Ali Yavari

Director of the 6G Research and Innovation Laboratory


Ali has received his Master of Science degree in Communication Systems from KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Sweden and his Ph.D. from School of Computer Science and Information Technology at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) - Australia. Ali had been with Digital Productivity Flagship and Data61 at CSIRO. Prior to joining RMIT, he worked as Research Engineer at KTH University's Mobile Service Lab and Communication Systems Department.
As lead/co chief investigator, he has significantly contributed to several European and Australian research and development projects supported by external research funding from industry collaborators or/and government. These projects were mostly collaborative with large companies and organisations including, but not limited to, EIT ICT Lab, Wireless@KTH, TeliaSonera, Vinnova, Ericsson, Asahi Beverages, Optus, Telstra, Software AG, Australian Meat Processor Corporation, and Siemens. Moreover, he has been working for more than a decade in IT industry as project manager, solution designer, and software developer for aviation, bank, and IT companies in several countries.
Ali serves as program committee member and designated reviewer in several international conferences and workshops. He had served as a committee member in Computer Society Chapter at IEEE Victorian Section. He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Ali has received several prestigious awards such as Victoria Fellowship in Physical Sciences from the Victoria State Government. 

    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.

    PhD topics and outlines

    PhD Scholarships are available (IoT and Big Data Analytics) :


    Available to supervise honours students.

    Fields of Research

    • Information Systems - 460900
    • Software Engineering - 461200

    Teaching areas

    Scientific Computing and Visualisation;Cloud Computing;Human Computer Interactions;Internet of Things;Software Engineering;Software Security


    • 2024, National, SMP Bursary, The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors
    • 2023, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award (Early Career), Swinburne University of Technology
    • 2023, National, Contributing to Australian Scholarship and Science, The CASS Foundation
    • 2022, Swinburne, School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies Research Support Grant (Industry Collaborative Partnership) , Swinburne University of Technology
    • 2021, Swinburne, Highly Commended Mention in Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence (Early Career) Award , Swinburne University of Technology
    • 2020, National, Victoria Fellowship in Physical Sciences, Victoria State Government
    • 2019, Swinburne, FSET Research Collaboration Across Non-traditional Boundaries Award, Swinburne University of Technology
    • 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 Scholarship , RMIT University
    • 2014, Other, Office of the Chief Executive Scholarship, CSIRO


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

    • 2023: Performance Analysis of the 5G and beyond Radiofrequency Shielding *; Radhaz Consulting P/L
    • 2022: Design and Development of the Digital Twin for Improving Safety and Production Efficiency of the Renewable Energy Plant of the Future *; Future Energy Exports CRC - Fund Scheme
    • 2022: Well-characterised exposure system for laboratory bioeffects experiments above 6 GHZ *; Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
    • 2021: An IoT solution for measuring knife sharpness and force in Red Meat Processing plants *; Australian Meat Processor Corporation
    • 2021: Design and Development of the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) for an Interoperable Renewable Hydrogen Plant *; Future Energy Exports CRC - Fund Scheme
    • 2020: SCOPE 3, collecting and reporting last mile Green House Gas emissions: prototype and field trial *; Scope_FS
    • 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
    • 2019: Live Inbound Milk Logistics Monitoring and Forecasting Platform *; Bega Cheese Pty Ltd
    • 2018: Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research: Centres of Research Excellence in Clinical Research *; NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence
    • 2018: Development of a deep-learning based solution for detecting corrosion in industrial assets using images captured from drones *; Robonomics AI
    • 2018: Digital Data/Survey management system for continuous quality improvement *; Parenting Research Centre_PT
    • 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