Dr Sara Bilal is a new staff member on the Information Technology programme at Whitireia. She has an international engineering background and has extensive experience in the field of image analysis and machine learning research, and is keen to build an active research career in New Zealand having recently immigrated to here.
Dr Bilal’s research involves image and signal processing, computer vision, robotics and smart devices helping her contribution to solving real life problems by delivering solutions through using technology.
Sara brings her overseas training, strong international linkages, and a commitment to research that will help build research capacity and capability in IT School actively engaging in kaupapa Māori research in Engineering and IT.
Prior to joining Whitireia, Sara gained her Master in Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, and was an Assistant Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia where she completed her PhD in Mechatronics Engineering in 2013.