My name is Andrew Chen. I hope that it's nice to meet you!
- Currently a PhD Candidate in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Auckland working on Embedded Vision.
- Employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for COMPSYS 201, 302 and ELECTENG 209 in the ECE Department (previously also MECHENG 223, COMPSYS 701, 704).
- Speaks proficiently in English, Mandarin, Python, VHDL, C, C++, SQL, MATLAB, HTML+CSS, passably in Java, Verilog, R, Javascript, and poorly in French.
- Knowledgeable on Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning, Embedded Systems + Hardware/Software Co-design, and Robotics.

- Supports robotics education and civics education.
- Makes data visualisations, analyses politics, and (used to write) about chips.
- Interested in entrepreneurship and innovation policy, advise early-stage start-ups, and have founded two education businesses (MindsForMinds and ICanB Tutoring).
- Dabbles in the occasional game of chess and organises small tournaments. Also, I like cats. =^_^= Unfortunately, I'm (mildly) allergic to mrows.

PGCertCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship)
BE(Hons)/BCom Conjoint specialising in Computer Systems Engineering (First Class Honours), majoring in Marketing and Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- ATY Chen, J Fan, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, "A Computationally Efficient Pipeline for Camera-based Indoor Person Tracking", Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ), 2017. [To appear]
- ATY Chen, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, "Trusting the Computer in Computer Vision: A Privacy-Affirming Framework", Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Workshop on The Bright and Dark Sides of Computer Vision: Challenges and Opportunities for Privacy and Security (CV-COPS), 2017.
Full Text: CVF Open Access + IEEExplore | Presentation: Poster + Slides
- ATY Chen, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, A Bouzerdoum, FHC Tivive, "Convolutional Neural Network Acceleration with Hardware/Software Co-design", Applied Intelligence, 2017. [Published online, print version to appear soon]
Full Text: Springer + Springer SharedIt [Free Access]
- Z Salcic, UD Atmojo, HJ Park, ATY Chen, KIK Wang, "A Framework for Designing Dynamic and Interoperable Automation and Robotics Systems", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), 2017. [To appear]
- ATY Chen, KIK Wang, "Computer Vision Based Chess Playing Capabilities for the Baxter Humanoid Robot", IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), 2016.
Awarded Best Paper in the Robotics session | Full Text: IEEExplore | Presentation: Slides | Video: Youtube
- ATY Chen, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, A Bouzerdoum, FHC Tivive, "Hardware/Software Co-design for a Gender Recognition Embedded System", International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE), 2016.
Full Text: Springer LNAI | Presentation: Slides
- ATY Chen, "UN Youth New Zealand: Civics Education Outside the Traditional Classroom Context", set: Research Information for Teachers, 3, 2016.
Full Text: NZCER | More Info: UN Youth New Zealand
Technical Program Committee Member (Reviewer) for IEEE CyberSciTech Congress, 2017
Website Manager for the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Advanced Video and Signals-based Surveillance (AVSS) 2018, 2017-2018
Part IV Project Technical Supervisor for three projects, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017
Website Assistant for the IEEE CyberSciTech Congress, 2016-2017
Summer Research Supervisor for six undergraduate students, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016-2017
Course Design for COMPSYS201, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, 2015-2017
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, 2015-2017 [COMPSYS201, COMPSYS302, ELECTENG209]
Research Assistant, Industrial Informatics and Robotics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, 2015
Research Assistant, Innovation Communities Project, Management and International Business, University of Auckland, 2015
Course Design for COMPSYS302 and COMPSYS701, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, 2013-2014
Teaching Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, 2012-2014 [COMPSYS302, COMPSYS701, COMPSYS704, ELECTENG209]
Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, 2011 [MECHENG223]
A Technology Assessment Framework for New Zealand, with Guy Collier, Ryan Kurte, Jerome Ng, and Ben Tan, for the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor's Science Policy Exchange, 2017.
The Language of Immigration, a chapter in Fair Borders? Migration Policy in the Twenty-First Century, David Hall (ed), BWB Texts, 2017.
 - An edited extract featured in The Spinoff
 - An interview about some of the concepts in the chapter with Q+A (TVNZ)
Young People, Civics, and Political Literacy at The Briefing Papers (AUT), 2016.
The Co-op (Politics), 2015-
Mashed Calculus and Differential Potatoes (Politics and Statistics), 2014-
 - Including our A Policy A Day series, in 2014 and 2017
Chips of New Zealand (Chips), 2015-16
Solving the World's Most Pressing Problems (about Diplomacy Competition) at Education Gazette (MinEdu), 2014.
Embedded Systems Research Group, Member
Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor's Science Policy Exchange, Member
Return On Science ICT and Momentum Investment Committees, Independent Member
New Zealand Youth Global Awareness Trust, Trustee (currently Chairperson)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Student Member
New Zealand Association of Scientists, Student Member
Computer Vision Foundation, Member
3 Minute Thesis Doctoral Finalist, University of Auckland, 2016
Best Teaching Assistant (based on student voting), ECE Department, University of Auckland, 2016
University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, 2015
3x First in Course Awards, University of Auckland
Wysocki-Bates Award for outstanding contribution to youth involvement, UN Youth NZ, 2013 and 2014
Best Project, Embedded Systems Category, Part IV Projects, ECE Department, University of Auckland, 2013
2nd Place at VEX Robotics World Championship, College (University) Division, 2012
Volunteer of the Year Award, Kiwibots, 2012