Dr Robi Malik

Senior Lecturer (Computer Science)

Qualifications: MSc PhD Kaiserslautern

Contact Details

Room: G.2.20
Phone: +64 7 838 4796
Extension: 4796

About Robi

I joined the Department of Computer Science of the University of Waikato in February 2003, where I stayed as a Visiting Lecturer for the year 2003. I studied Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, where I obtained my Ph.D. degree in 1998.

Before coming to New Zealand, I spent a couple of years working for Siemens Corporate Research in Munich, Germany, where I was involved in the research and software development for a modelling and verification tool for discrete event systems.

Research Interests

Control software, discrete event systems, model checking.

Recent Publications

  • Krook, J., Malik, R., Mohajerani, S., & Fabian, M. (2022). Robust stutter bisimulation for abstraction and controller synthesis with disturbance: proofs. arxiv. Retrieved from

  • Malik, R., & Teixeira, M. (2021). Optimal modular control of discrete event systems with distinguishers and approximations. Discrete Event Dynamic Systems. doi:10.1007/s10626-021-00345-1

  • Burroughs, S., Dickel, H., van Zijl, M., Podolskiy, V., Gerndt, M., Malik, R., & Patros, P. (2021). Towards autoscaling with guarantees on Kubernetes clusters. In Proc IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems Companion (ACSOS-C 2021) (pp. 296). Washington, DC, USA: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ACSOS-C52956.2021.00073

  • Mohajerani, S., Malik, R., Wintenberg, A., Lafortune, S., & Ozay, N. (2021). Divergent stutter bisimulation abstraction for controller synthesis with linear temporal logic specifications. Automatica, 130, 109723. doi:10.1016/j.automatica.2021.109723 Open Access version:

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