Our team

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh is the Director of Women in Technology and Senior Lecturer in AUT’s School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. She is a well-recognised leader in AI and machine learning and is also the founder of the charitable trust She Sharp, a women’s technology networking and learning group, where she works to encourage young New Zealand girls to consider what a career in technology offers. She was named winner of the Emerging Leader category in the 2013 Westpac Women of Influence Awards and was one of ten finalists for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. In 2019 she was the Champion Award winner of the YWCA Equal Pay awards, and in 2020 presented with the Massey University Distinguished Alumni Award.

Leanne Bint

Leanne Bint has worked within AUT’s School of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences for ten years. She works in an External Relations and Development Role, which aligns with AUT’s strategic directions. Leanne is skilled in relationship and partner development, industry and stakeholder management, sponsorship, event management and contributes to a variety of external engagement projects. She enjoys supporting women in technology and helping them understand the exciting career paths and opportunities in these industries. She believes it is vital that women are at the forefront of the development of technologies, so these new tools are produced with all users in mind.

Dr Lorenzo Garcia

Dr Lorenzo Garcia is a Lecturer at AUT and a BioDesign Engineer, specialised in musculoskeletal biomechanics but also with extensive experience in technology transfer, innovation management and design of medical devices. He has a background in Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Interrelated with his interest in healthcare, quality of life and sustainability, he has combined his role as technology manager with his passion for fulfilling bioengineering needs in two areas: healthcare technology and ocean technology. He is a supporter of diversity, wellbeing and inclusion in engineering and among other initiatives he is actively part of the DCT Women in Technology to inspire and support particularly women in the sector.  

Dr Jeff Kilby

Dr Jeff Kilby is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Programme Advisor for Postgraduate Studies at Auckland University of Technology.

My postgraduate qualifications include a PhD titled ‘Development of a New Multi-channel Electrode and Signal Processing for Surface Electromyography Signals Feature Extraction’ and MEng (Hons) titled ‘Wavelet Analysis and Classification of Surface Electromyography Signals’, both award by the University of Auckland Technology.

My primary research activity is in biomedical instrumentation, signal processing and wireless sensor technology related to surface electromyography. Also, an active member in the following research institutes Biodesign Lab and Health & Rehabilitation Research Centre.

My postgraduate supervisory role for a number PhD and Master (by research) of Engineering/Computer Science students. My doctoral/master students’ research range from Biomedical Imaging/Signal Processing, Wireless Sensor Networks for Air Pollution Monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT) for use in the commercial marketplace, Renewable Energies related to wind, tidal and solar, Robot-assisted device for rehabilitation purposes.

Dr Shahab Ramhormozian

Dr Shahab Ramhormozian is a Senior Lecturer of Structural and Earthquake Engineering in the Built Environment Engineering Department. He undertakes and supervises research in the same area. He teaches Mechanics of Materials to the second year, Design of Steel Structures to the third year, and Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics to fourth year and postgraduate students.

Shahab’s research focus is on steel structures and low-damage seismic resisting systems. This includes supervising master and PhD students, as well as collaborating with national and international research groups.

Shahab also provides service in the AUT’s Design and Creative Technology (DCT) faculty in different areas including being a working group member of the Women in Technology (WIT), directing the industry partnership, and being the academic lead of the construction lab’s health and safety.

Dr. Anubha Kalra 

Dr. Anubha Kalra is a lecturer in the Electrical and Electronic Department, and a researcher in the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (IBTec) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). With a PhD in biomedical engineering (2017), her research interests focus on physiological signal measurement and processing, particularly Electrocardiography. She is involved in sensor design and works within the Cardiovascular diagnostics group at IBTec. Her work aims at smart sensor system design for ambulatory patient monitoring, signal processing and electrical simulation of sensor circuits. She is also involved in developing polymer films and phantoms for human tissues. Her research team comprises researchers, scientists, and doctors from AUT Rehabilitation, University of Auckland, Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Brain Research Institute, and industrial partners -Noxatec, Exsurgo Rehab, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Electronic partners.

Being one of the few female lecturers in core branches of engineering, she is enthusiastic to raise awareness on gender stereotyping which forbids young minds to push boundaries!