Istvan Lengyel

Senior Lecturer - Hawke's Bay


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Areas of Teaching

Networking Cloud, Computing Infrastructure, Operating Systems, Robotics, Prototype Designing, Electronics Programming, Internet of Things.


MIT (Eastern Institute of Technology), PGDipSc&Tech (The University of Waikato), CertAdEd



Istvan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, having come from a Senior IS Management role for a global biotech firm in the UK.  Prior to his work in the UK, Istvan worked for a number of mulit-national global companies and the government sector within New Zealand and in the USA banking and lending sector. Istvan has successfully operated an IT security and consulting business and has been certified as a Prince2 Practitioner, ITIL, Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Compaq/HP ASE. Istvan has over 20 years of solid business IT experience and is passionate about innovation and knowledge sharing.

– Director – Sparking Mind (Current)
– EIT Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator (7 yrs)
– IS Management & Network Management and consulting (25years)

Courses Taught

Electronics and IoT
Machine Learning and AI
Trades Academy

Research Areas

Internet of Things
Computer Vision
Machine Learning,
Deep Learning
Embedded Systems

Current Research

Currently researching into Smart Agricultural solutions through the use of autonomous Drones, Rovers and Deep Learning to improve overall crop management. 


Research Outputs

Research outputs 2022

Research outputs 2020

Research outputs 2017

Research outputs 2015