South African Young Academy of Science

Reza Malekian

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Prof Reza Malekian is an Associate Professor and head of Advanced Sensor Networks Research Group in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP). Before joining UP, he was with the University of “St. Paul the Apostle” in Macedonia.

Prof. Malekian’s research is focused on Internet of Things, Sensors and smart cities. He is particularly interested in design and developments of industrial applications in the area of E-health, intelligent transportation systems, mine safety, water management, and agriculture.

He is registered as a chartered engineer with the Engineering Council of the UK, a rated researcher with the NRF, a senior member of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Prof. Malekian was a guest professor or visiting professor in many international universities such as University of Porto (Portugal), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Aarhus University (Denmark), University of Maribor (Slovenia), Vilnius University (Lithuania), and University of St. Paul the Apostle (Macedonia) in the past two years.

From 2013-2016, he was a management committee member of “Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services (ACROSS)”, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST).