Mehrtash Tafazzoli Harandi

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


I joined Monash’s Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE) in August 2018. Before joining Monash University, I spent 5 wonderful years at Canberra Research Laboratory-NICTA, working with prof. Richard Hartley and prof. Fatih Porikli. Prior to that, I worked at Queensland Research Laboratory-NICTA with Prof. Brian Lovell. I was also a contributing research scientist at the Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG) Data61-CSIROand an associated investigator at Australian Center for Robotic Vision (ACRV).

I am interested in various aspects of learning, especially with a flavor of visual data. I am an associate editor of the IET-CV, Frontiers In Imaging, and Journal of Imaging and regularly review papers for top conferences and journals in ML/CV including CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TNNLS, IEEE TIP.

Visit my personal webpage to get a feel for the type of research I do.

My Erdos path reads as Mehrtash Harandi -> Richard Hartley -> Marc Kilgour -> Peter C. Fishburn -> Paul Erdos.

Supervision interests

I always look for motivated and hard-working students who are interested in doing research with me. You can read some of my papers (click here) to get a feel for the type of work that I do. I encourage students to contact me but 

You must have good mathematical and computational skills, preferably with prior experience in machine learning and/or computer vision. Strong programming skills in Matlab and Python are also necessary. When contacting me, include a copy of your academic transcripts.

Monash teaching commitment

Advanced Engineering Data Analysis (ENG5001/6001)

Neural Networks and Deep Learning (ECE4179/ECE5179/ECE6179)

Computer Vision (ECE4076/5176)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Contributing Scientist, CSIRO - Data61 (Victoria)

1 Aug 2018 → …

Research area keywords

  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Computer vision, image and signal processing


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