Hanan Lutfiyya
Department of Computer Science
The University of Western Ontario
Middlesex College Building, MC 418
London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5B7
Phone: (519) 661-2111 (86888)
Fax: (519) 661-3515
Email: hanan at csd dot uwo dot ca
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 I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario.    I am currently the Department's Chair.

Research Summary

 My research broadly falls into distributed systems and software engineering.  More specifically I am interested in systems management.  Systems management refers to the operation, administration and maintenance of a computing system.    The goal is to ensure that the system behaves as expected with respect to availability, performance and security - commonly known as Quality of Service (QoS). We take system to include applications, services and devices.  The systems are distributed.  The software engineering aspect is with respect to how make software manageable.  For more information on my research and a list of selected  publications please go to my research lab's webpage.  You can also check out my CV.  

If you are interested in being my graduate student please check this page.

Selected Professional Activities

Journal of Network and Systems Management, Associate Editor
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Associate Editor
IFIP/IEEE International Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2014), Program Co-Chair
IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2010), Program Co-Chair
NSERC Strategic Grants Committee,  Advanced Communications and  Management of Information, Committee Member (2008-2011)
Canada's Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS), Council Member

IFIP/IEEE Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, Steering Committee Member
IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management  2009, 2011 Program Committee Member
ACM Symposium on Computer Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology   2008, Program Committee Member
IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Conference 2008, 2010 Program Committee Member
Consortium for Software Engineering Research (CSER) Meeting 2008,  Local Organizer
IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management   2008, Program Committee Member
International Conference on Autonomic Infrastructure, Management and Security  2008, Program Committee Member
Second International Workshop on Systems Development in SOA Environments 2008, Program Committee Member
IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia and Mobile Networks and Services 2008, Program Committee Member
IEEE International Conference on Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium 2008, Program Committee Member
IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium 2008, Program Committee Member
IEEE International Workshop on Business-Driven IT Management 2008, Program Committee Member


The courses that I am teaching this year:

CS3305: Operating Systems


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