Naveed Akhtar


  • The University of Western Australia (M002), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Naveed Akhtar is a Lecturer of Machine Learning, AI and Data Science at the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, UWA. He is known for his research in Machine Vision & Intelligence with multiple publications in the world-leading research sources in Computer Science, including IEEE Trans. PAMI, IEEE Trans. NNLS, IJCV, CVPR and ECCV. He regularly serves as a reviewer of top venues of his research field, e.g., Nature Machine Intelligence, TPAMI, TNNLS, CVPR, ICCV and ECCV. He has been acknowledged as  'outstanding reviewer' by CVPR and Pattern Recognition journal. He serves as Area Chair for CVPR 2022 - the highest ranked venue in Computer Vision (google scholar). He also serves/d as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and as a Guest Editor for NCAA and Remote Sensing, handeling more than 100 submissions. His current research interests include deep learning, adversarial machine learning, computer vision, 3D point cloud analysis and remote sensing.

Potential PhD students with strong track record are encouraged to contact me for the opportunities of scholarship. 

Roles and responsibilities

Besides teaching Computer Science units, I also supervise PhD and Masters students in my areas of research interest. My PhD students are able to regularly publish in esteemed research venues of Computer Science. 


  1. Deep Learning
  2. Adversarial Machine Learning
  3. Computer Vision
  4. Video descriptiuon & captioning
  5. 3D point clouds

Teaching overview

  1. Computer Graphics & Animation (2 semesters)
  2. Computer Analysis & Visualisation

Funding overview

(1) Naveed Akhtar, "Explaining Deep Neural Networks for Trustworthy AI in Adversarial Settings", Office of National Intelligence (ONI), Australia, AU$ 377,243 (2021 - 2023)

(2) Mubarak Shah, Ajmal Mian, Naveed Akhtar, Yogesh Rawat, "DNA: Deceptive Neural-network Attack Signature Identification", Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), USA, US$1,000,000 (2020-2022).

(3) Mubarak Shah, Ajmal Mian, Nazanin Rahnavard, Naveed Akhtar, "UTraP: Universal Transferable Perturbations for Machine Vision Disruption", Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), USA, US$1,000,000 (2020-2021).

Previous positions

Research Fellow (University of Western Australia)

Research Fellow (Australian National University)

Education/Academic qualification

Autonomous Systems, Master of Science, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Computer Science, PhD, The University of Western Australia

Research expertise keywords

  • Deep learning
  • Computer vision
  • Pattern recognition
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • Hyperspectral imaging and analysis


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