Dr Harith Al-Sahaf

Lecturer in Cybersecurity
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Victoria University of Wellington

Email: Harith.Al-Sahaf@ecs.vuw.ac.nz
Phone: +64 4 463 5661
Fax: +64 4 463 5045
Address: Room CO252, Coton Building
School of Engineering and Computer Science,
Victoria University of Wellington,
PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

Research Interests

My main research lies in utilising evolutionary computation techniques, particularly genetic programming, to effectively and efficiently tackle challenging problems in computer vision and pattern recognition, such as feature detection, feature extraction, feature construction, image classification, object recognition; and applying transfer learning, domain adaptation, and one-shot learning, techniques for image analysis.

  • Feature Manipulation
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning


Harith Al-Sahaf received the BSc degree in computer science from Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq, in 2005, and the MCompSc degree and the PhD degree in computer science from Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, in 2010 and 2017, respectively.

Last updated on Oct 28, 2018