Prof R Malekian (Reza)



    Extraordinary Professor

Address and contact details

    Department of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering 
    Office #15-9, Engineering 1 Building, 
    University of Pretoria
    Hatfield (main) Campus
    Cnr Lynnwood and University Road 
    Pretoria, 0002 
    South Africa 

    Email:  [email protected] 

Professional status

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) (UK) ~Professional Engineering 
  • National Research Foundation (NRF)- rated researcher (Y-rated)
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • ACM Senior Mmber
  • Fellow, British Computer Society (FBCS)

Professional Activities:

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Editor, IET Networks
  • Lead Guest editor, “Cyber-physical systems and context-aware sensing & computing”, Computer Networks, Elsevier, 2016-2017.
  • Area Editor, Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier 

Research Interests

My research is focused on IoT, Sensors & Systems.
  • Internet of Things;
  • Sensors networks & Technologies;
  • Communication networks;
  • Cloud Computing & Big Data(SKA- Square Kilometre Array)
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems;
  • Data Centres: Utilization of Internet Data Centres
  • Have a look at my research publications as well.


  • For an updated list, please refer to my researchgate page.
  • Johan Wannenburg, Reza Malekian, “Physical Activity Recognition from Smartphone Accelerometer Data for User Context Awareness Sensing”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems- Accepted (Impact Factor: 1.699).
  • Johan Wannenburg, Reza Malekian, “Body Sensor Network for Mobile Health Monitoring, a Diagnosis and Anticipating System”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol.15, No. 12, pp. 6839 - 6852 , 2015. ISI/SCIR, (Impact factor: 1.852).
  • Reza Malekian, Ntefeng Ruth Moloisane, Lakshmi Nair, BT(Sunil) Maharaj, Uche A.K. Chude-Okonkwo, "Design and Implementation of a Wireless OBD II Fleet Management System", IEEE Sensors Journal, Accepted.(Impact factor: 1.852).
  • Arun Cyril Jose, Reza Malekian, "Improving Smart Home Security; Integrating Logical Sensing into Smart Home", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 4269-4286, 2017.
  • Arun Cyril Jose, Reza Malekian, Ning Ye, "Improving Home Automation Security; Integrating Device Fingerprinting into Smart Home", IEEE Access, Vol. 4, pp.5776-5787, 2016. (impact factor: 1.270). 
  • Ning Ye, Yingya Zhang, Ruchuan Wang, Reza Malekian, "Vehicle trajectory prediction based on Hidden Markov Model", KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Vol. 10, No.7, pp. 3150-3170, 2016. (Impact factor: 0.365).
  • Valdo Henriques, Reza Malekian, "Mine Safety System Using Wireless Sensor Network", IEEE Access, Vol.4, pp. 3511-3521, 2016. (Impact factor: 1.270). 
  • Niel A. Cloete, Reza Malekian, Lakshmi Nair, “Design of Smart Sensors for Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring“, IEEE Access, Vol.4, pp.3975-3990, 2016. (impact factor: 1.270).
  • Zhongqin Wang, Ning Ye, Reza Malekian, Fu Xiao, Ruchuan Wang, "TrackT: Accurate Tracking of RFID Tags with mm-level Accuracy Using first-order Taylor series approximation", AD Hoc Networks, Elsevier, Vol.53, pp.132-144, 2016. (Impact factor: 1.67). 
  • Jaco Prinsloo, Reza Malekian, “Accurate Vehicle Location System Using RFID, an Internet of Things Approach“, Sensors MDPI, Vol.16, No.6, pp.1-24,Article no.825, 2016. (Impact factor: 2.245).
  • U. Chude, Reza Malekian, BT. Maharaj, "Biologically Inspired Bio-Cyber Interface Architecture and Model for Internet of Bio-NanoThings Applications", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol.64, No. 8, pp.3444-3455, 2016. (Impact factor: 1.99). 
  • Benyu Su, Reza Malekian, Jingcun Yu, Xihui Feng, Zhixin Liu, “Electrical Anisotropic Response of Water Conducted Fractured Zone in the Mining Goaf”, IEEE Access, Vol.4, pp.6216-6224, 2016 (impact factor: 1.270). 
  • U. Okonkwo, Reza Malekian, B.T. Maharaj, “Molecular Communication Model for Targeted Drug Delivery in Multiple Disease Sites with Diversely Expressed Enzymes”, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp.130-145, 2016. (Impact Factor: 2.309).
  • Tianhe Gong, Haiping Huang, Ping Chen, Reza Malekian , Tao Chen, “Secure Two-party Distance Computation Protocol Based on Privacy Homomorphism and Scalar Product in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Tsinghua Science and Technology (IEEE), Vol.21, No.4, pp. 385-396, 2016. (Impact Factor: 1.063).
  • Yingya Zhang, Ning Ye, Ruchuan Wang, Reza Malekian, "A Method for Traffic Congestion Clustering Judgment Based on Grey Relational Analysis”, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, MDPI, Vol.5, No.5, pp.1-15, article ID: 71, 2016. (Impact factor: 0.651).
  • Xuefeng Li, Shibo Wang, Reza Malekian, Shangqing Hao, Zhixiong Li, "Numerical Simulation of Rock Breakage Modes under Confining Pressures in the Rock Cutting Process: an Experimental Investigation, IEEE Access, Vol.4, pp.5710-5720, 2016. (impact factor: 1.270).
  • Jaco Marais, Reza Malekian, Ning Ye, “A review of the topologies used in smart water meter networks: A wireless sensor network application“, Journal of Sensors, Hindawi, Article ID: 9857568, PP.1-12, 2016 (Impact factor: 0.712).
  • Xiangjun Jin • Jie Shao • Xin Zhang • Wenwei An, Reza Malekian, "Modeling of nonlinear system based on deep learning framework", Nonlinear Dynamics, Springer, Vol.84, No. 3, pp.1327-1340, 2016 (Impact factor: 2.419).
  • Reza Malekian, Dijana Capeska Bogatinoska, Aleksandar Karadimce, Jasna Trengoska, William A. Nyako, "A Novel Smart ECO model for Energy Consumption Optimization", 2015, Elektronika ir Elektrotechnika, Vol. 21, No.6, pp.75-80, 2015 (Impact Factor: 0.445).
  • Ning Ye, Zhong-qin Wang, Reza Malekian, Qiaomin Lin, and Ru-chuan Wang, "A Method for Driving Route Predictions Based on Hidden Markov Model", Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol.2015, pp.1-12, 2015. (Impact Factor: 1.082).
  • Ning Ye, Zhong-qin Wang, Reza Malekian, Ying-ya Zhang, Ru-chuan Wang "A Method of Vehicle Route Prediction Based on Social Network Analysis," Journal of Sensors, Hindawi, vol. 15, pp.1-10, 2015 (ISI/SCIE, Impact factor: 1.182).
  • Shao Jie, Zhao Weisong, Jin Xiangjun, Zhang Xin, Reza Malekian, "Underwater Broadband Acoustic Scattering Modelling Based on FDTD", Elektronika ir Elektrotechnika, Vol.21, No.2, pp.58-64 , 2015 (Impact factor: 0.445).

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