Associate Professor Wei Qi Yan

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Associate Professor of Computer Science

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 5107

Email: wyan [at]

Physical Address:
AUT Tower, WT1.07B
No. 2-14 Wakefield Street, Auckland

Postal Address:

Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142, New Zealand 


Dr. Wei Qi Yan is an associate professor with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT); his expertise is in digital security, surveillance, privacy and forensics; he is leading the Computing Cybersecurity (CCS) Research Group at AUT. Dr. Yan was the EiC of IJDCF (SCIE), he was an exchange computer scientist between the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China; he is a senior member of the IEEE. Dr. Yan is a guest (adjunct) professor with PhD supervision of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.  

  • Publication Chair: ACPR 2019
  • Chair, FakeMM'19
  • Program Chair, IEEE AVSS'18
  • Chair, IEEE FakeMM'18
  • Area Chair, PSIVT'17
  • TPC Chair, ICIE'17
  • Chair,  IWDCF'17
  • Area Chair, IEEE VCIP'16
  • Chair,  IWDCF'16
  • Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2016
  • Program Chair, IWDCF'15
  • Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, 2015
  • Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2015
  • Chair, International Workshop on Video Surveillance, 2015
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Robotics & Vision, 2015
  • Visiting Professor, University of Auckland, 2014
  • EiC of IJDCF(SCIE), 2014
  • Area Chair, PSIVT'13
  • General Chair, IWDW'13
  • Exchange Scientist between China and New Zealand, 2013

Teaching Areas:

  • PhDs in Computer Science
  • Masters in Computer Science 
  • Bachelors in Computer Science 

Research Areas:

  • Computing Cybersecurity: Crypto, Forensics, Surveillance and Privacy
  • Visual Computing: Graphics, Image and Video, Vision and Multimedia
  • Computational Intelligence: Event Computing and Deep Learning

Research Summary:

Recent Talks:
  • Mathematical Knowledge for Deep Learning
  • Advanced Deep Learning
  • Deeply Learn Deep Learning
  • Ten Talks on Deep Learning
  • Secret Sharing
  • Currency Security
  • Analogy: An AI Approach
  • Privacy Preservation of Social Media
  • Intelligent Navigation
  • Visual Event Computing
  • Intelligent Surveillance
  • Content-Based Visual Cryptography
  • Analytics of Visual Cryptography
  • Visual Cryptography and Its Applications


  • M. Niitsuma, Y. Tomita, W. Yan, D. Bell. (2018) Towards musicologist-driven mining of handwritten scores. IEEE Intelligent Systems (ERA *A, IF: 3.53).
  • M. Reis, R. Beers, C. Craigie, W. Yan, R. Klette, P. Shorten, M. Al-Sarayreh, W. Saeys. (2018) Chemometrics and hyperspectral imaging applied to assessment of chemical, textural and structural characteristics of meat. Meat Science, 144:100-109 (IF: 3.55).
  • X. Wu, J. Weng, W. Yan. (2018) Adopting secret sharing into reversible data hiding in encrypted images. Elsevier Signal Processing (IF: 3.470). 143: 269-281.
  • W. Yan. (2018) Introduction to Intelligent Surveillance (3rd Edition), Springer.
  • Others: Google Scholar; DBLP