Hello!

My name is Andrew Chen. I hope that it's nice to meet you!
- Currently a Venture Associate with Matū, an early-stage science and technology commercialisation investment fund.
- Also a Research Fellow with the Centre for Science in Policy, Diplomacy, and Society (SciPoDS) at the Unviersity of Auckland.
- Very part-time digital manager for The Helen Clark Foundation.
- Generally available for consulting work related to practical applications of artificial intelligence and digital strategy, as well as privacy and ethics. I also do talks!

- My PhD Thesis, "The Computers Have a Thousand Eyes: Towards a Practical and Ethical Video Analytics System for Person Tracking", is available online!
- 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, advises early-stage start-ups, and has founded two education businesses.
- Dabbles in the occasional game of chess and organises small tournaments. Also a board game enthusiast, and I still play Pokémon Go.
- Also, I like cats =^_^= Unfortunately, I'm (mildly) allergic to them.

PhD in Computer Systems Engineering (University of Auckland, Aug 2015 - Jan 2019)
Certificate of Proficiency in Te Kakano Māori Language 1 with an A+ (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
PGCertCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship) (University of Auckland, 2015)
BE(Hons)/BCom Conjoint specialising in Computer Systems Engineering (First Class Honours),
                majoring in Marketing and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (University of Auckland, 2010-2014)
International Baccaleaureate Diploma, scoring 40/45 (in the top 10% of candidates around the world) (Kristin School, 2008-2009)
- ATY Chen, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, "Investigating Fast Re-identification for Multi-camera Indoor Person Tracking", Computers and Electrical Engineering, 77, pp 273-288, 2019.
Full Text: Elsevier

- ATY Chen, KIK Wang, "Robust Computer Vision Chess Analysis and Interaction with a Humanoid Robot", Computers, 8(1), #14, 2019.
Full Text: MDPI (Open Access)

- ATY Chen, R Gupta, A Borzenko, KIK Wang, M Biglari-Abhari, "Accelerating SuperBE with Hardware/Software Co-design", Journal of Imaging, 4(10), #122, 2018.
Full Text: MDPI (Open Access)

- ATY Chen, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, "Context is King: Privacy Perceptions of Camera-based Surveillance", IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS), 2018.
Full Text: IEEEXplore | Presentation: Poster

- ATY Chen, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, "Fast One-Shot Learning for Identity Classification in Person Re-identification", IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics, and Vision (ICARCV), pp 1197-1203, 2018.
Full Text: IEEEXplore | Presentation: Slides

- ATY Chen, B Tan, KIK Wang, "Mind the Gap: Insights into Student Perceptions During Peer Assessment of Writing", IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE), 2018.
Awarded Outstanding Paper (finalist three papers after Best Paper) | Full Text: IEEEXplore | Presentation: Slides

- ATY Chen, S Woodward, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, "Public Perceptions of Privacy in Surveillance Camera Networks", Journalism, Media and Democracy Conference (JMAD), 2018.
Abstract: PDF

- T Sherwin, M Easte, ATY Chen, KIK Wang, W Dai, "A Single RF Emitter-based Indoor Navigation Method for Autonomous Service Robots", Sensors, 18(2), #585, 2018.
Full Text: MDPI (Open Access)

- ATY Chen, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, "SuperBE: Computationally-Light Background Estimation with Superpixels", Journal of Real-Time Image Processing (JRTIP), 2018. [Published Online, print version to appear soon]
Full Text: Springer + Springer SharedIt (Free Access)

- Z Salcic, UD Atmojo, HJ Park, ATY Chen, KIK Wang, "Designing Dynamic and Collaborative Automation and Robotics Software Systems", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), 15(1), pp 540-549, 2018
Full Text: IEEExplore

- ATY Chen, J Fan, M Biglari-Abhari, KIK Wang, "A Computationally Efficient Pipeline for Camera-based Indoor Person Tracking", IEEE Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ), 2017.
Awarded Best Paper (based on reviewer scores) and Best Presentation (awarded to top three) | Full Text: IEEExplore | Presentation: Slides

- 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), pp 56-63, 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, 48(5), pp 1288-1301, 2018.
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), pp 683-686, 2017.
Full Text: IEEEXplore

- ATY Chen, "The Language of Immigration" in "Fair Borders? Migration Policy in the Twenty-First Century" edited by David Hall, Bridget Williams Books, 2017.
More Info: BWB

- ATY Chen, KIK Wang, "Computer Vision Based Chess Playing Capabilities for the Baxter Humanoid Robot", IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), pp 11-14, 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), pp 541-552, 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, pp 61-63, 2016.
Full Text: NZCER | More Info: UN Youth New Zealand
- Venture Associate, Matū, 2019-
- Digital Technologies/ICT Investment Committee Member, ReturnOnScience, 2017- [Chair from July 2019]
- Auckland Investment Committee Member, Momentum, 2017-
- Chief Technology Officer, MindsForMinds, 2015-2018
- Founder and Co-ordinator/CEO, ICanB Tutoring, 2010-2013
Future of Work, MacDiarmid Institute Alumni Event, 2019.
Commercial Data Collection / Surveillance, COMMS208 Guest Lecture, University of Auckland, 2019.
Auckland Transport's $4.5m plan could mean 8000 cameras watching the city, Radio New Zealand, 2019. [Interview Audio]
Towards Practical and Ethical Smart Video Analytics, Festival of Doubt, Victoria University of Wellington, 2019.
Protecting Privacy by Blocking the Creepy Human Factor, Office of the Privacy Commissioner (NZ), 2019.
Privacy-Affirming Architectures and Cameras, Lunch and Learn, Auror, 2019.
Privacy-Affirming Video Analytics and Camera Surveillance, Lunchtime Talk, ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research), 2018.
Algorithmic Bias and Discrimination and Source Code, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Round 24 Meeting, 2018.
Protecting Privacy Rights through Trade Agreements, Alternative and Progressive Trade Hui, 2018.
Science Communication, Chiasma Chats, University of Auckland, 2018.
New boundaries of camera-based surveillance, Office of the Privacy Commissioner's PrivacyLive Seminar Series, 2018. [YouTube]
"I'm looking at you buddy! Yes, Big Brother is everywhere", Raising the Bar Auckland, 2018. [SoundCloud]
Privacy and Surveillance, for Ready, Steady, Learn on 95bFM, 2018.
Data Privacy, with Ryan Kurte and Ben Tan, for the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor's Science Policy Exchange, 2018. [Slides]
Submission on the Privacy Bill (2018).
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)
 - Panel talks as part of the Festival of Cultures, hosted by the Palmerston North Central Library + PNGHS
 - A breakout session at the NZ Educational Administration and Leadership Society 2018 annual conference [Slides]
 - Panel talks as part of the BWB Winter Talk series, hosted at the Royal Society of New Zealand + Wellington College + Auckland University of Technology
Politics and the polls, a panel discussion at the University of Auckland Faculty of Arts, October 2017
Mashed Calculus and Differential Potatoes (Politics, Statistics, Bikes), 2014-
 - Including our A Policy A Day series, in 2014 and 2017
Young People, Civics, and Political Literacy at The Briefing Papers (AUT), 2016.
The Co-op (Politics), 2015-
Chips of New Zealand (Chips), 2015-16
Solving the World's Most Pressing Problems (about Diplomacy Competition) at Education Gazette (MinEdu), 2014.
Teaching
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, 2015-2018 [COMPSYS201, COMPSYS302, ELECTENG209]
Course Design for COMPSYS201, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, 2015-2018
Course Design for COMPSYS302, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, 2013-2018
Course Design for 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]

Supervision
Summer Research Supervisor for seven undergraduate students, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2018-2019
Summer Research Supervisor for four undergraduate students + assistant for two others, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017-2018
Part IV Project Technical Supervisor for three projects, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017
Summer Research Supervisor for six undergraduate students, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016-2017

Academic Service
Web Chair for the Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR) 2019
Reviewer for the Intl. Conf. on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV) 2018
Web Chair and Reviewer for the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Advanced Video and Signals-based Surveillance (AVSS) 2018
Web Chair and Reviewer for the IEEE CyberSciTech Congress, 2017 and 2018, Reviewer in 2019

Research
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
Students' Choice Top Teacher Awards (Top 15), Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland, 2018
1st Place, Oral Presentation, Exposure Postgraduate Research Exposition, University of Auckland, 2018 [Video]
Best Paper awards at ICCAR 2016 and IVCNZ 2017
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