Professor Anwar Haque


  • "Let’s bridge the gap between Academia & Industry ..."

Research Interests

Dr. Haque’s primary research areas of interest include wireless/wireline networks resources and performance management/optimization, and network security focusing on smart services and applications (e.g., Intelligent Networks, Autonomous Drones, Connected Vehicles, Smart City/Home, Smart Grid)

What’s New ...

  • Currently Hiring: Masters / Ph.D. students, Research Associates, and Postdocs
  • Global News Radio Interview on our COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Assessment Tool: Global News Radio Interview
  • NEWS on our COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Assessment Tool: COVID-19 CT Apps Assessment Tool NEWS
  • 2020 IEEE ISNCC Best Paper Award: 2020 IEEE ISNCC Best Paper Award
  • 2020 IEEE CCECE Leadership Award: 2020 IEEE CCECE Leadership Award
  • INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP NEWS: Western - Bell 5G Research Partnership
  • 2020-2021 PUBLICATIONS (*Students/HQP)

    *** JOURNALS ***

    1. *W. Chen, A. Haque, and K. Sedig, “Design of Interactive Visualizations for Next-Generation Ultra-Large Communication Networks”, Accepted, IEEE Access journal

    2. *Syed Naqvi, Pin-Han Ho, Sagar Naik, Anwar Haque, and Tanveer Ahmed, “Multi-Pair Cable Measurements for 5G Indoor Service Provisioning”, Accepted, IEC Journal of Networking and Network Applications (J-NaNA)

    3. *I. Shaer, G. Sidebottom, A. Haque, and A. Shami “Safely Executing Egress Traffic Engineering Changes”, revised: decision pending, Elsevier Computer Networks

    4. *Payam Padidar, Pin-Han Ho, Limei Peng, and Anwar Haque, “A Novel Multi-layer Non-Orthogonal Amplify-and-Forward (NAF) Cooperative NOMA Codes for Internet of Things (IoT)”, revised - decision pending, IEEE Internet of Things Journal

    5. *Y. Al Mtawa, A. Haque, and H. Lutfiyya, “Migration from Legacy Networks to SDN: A Deep Dive into Network Reliability”, revised - decision pending, IEEE Transactions on Reliability

    6. *A. Jaradat, H. Lutfiyya, and A. Haque, “Appliances Operation Modes Identification Using Cycles Clustering (OMICC)”, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

    *** PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCES ***

    7. *R. Nekvi and A. Haque, “Evaluating Contact Tracing Apps for Privacy Preservation and Effectiveness”, Accepted, 40th IEEE INFOCOM Workshops 2021 (The Ninth International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Big Data - BigSecurity 2021), May 10, 2021

    8. *F. Chen, *G. Gugan, R. Solis-Oba, and A. Haque, “Simple and Efficient Algorithm for Drone Path Planning”, Accepted, 55th 2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2021)

    9. *J. Hunte, H. Lutfiyya, and A. Haque, “A Novel Cost Effective Fault Localization Framework for Smart Grid Distribution Networks”, Accepted, 55th 2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2021)

    10. *H. Dhillon and A. Haque, “Towards Network Traffic Monitoring Using Deep Transfer Learning”, Accepted, IEEE TrustCom 2020, Guangzhao, China, 2020

    11. *T. Randhawa and A. Haque, “Network Impact Modeling and Analysis: A QoS Perspective”, Accepted, IEEE Globecom 2020, Taipei, Taiwan, 2020

    12. *A. Alam, *T. Halabi, A. Haque, and M. Zulkernine, “A Novel Framework for Evaluating and Enhancing Cloud Reliability in Next Generation End-to-End Networks”, Accepted, IEEE Globecom 2020, Taipei, Taiwan, 2020

    13. *A. Alam, *T. Halabi, A. Haque, and M. Zulkernine , “Optimizing Virtual Machine Migration in Multi-Clouds ", Accepted, 7th IEEE ISNCC 2020, Montreal, Canada, 2020

    14. [BEST PAPER AWARD] *Y. Ali, and A. Haque, “Towards the Development of a Novel Service Cost Modeling: An ISP Perspective”, Accepted, 7th IEEE ISNCC 2020, Montreal, Canada, 2020

    15. *A. Jaradat, H. Lutfiyya, and A. Haque, “Classifying Appliances Operation Modes Using Dynamic Time Warping”, Accepted, IEEE World Forum on IoT, Louisiana, USA, 2020

    16. *Ibrahim Shaer, A. Haque, A. Shami, “Multi-Component V2X Applications Placement in Edge Computing Environment”, Accepted at IEEE ICC 2020, Dublin, Ireland, 2020

    17. *G. Gugan and A. Haque, “Towards the Development of a Robust Path Planner for Autonomous Drones”, Accepted at 91st IEEE VTC 2020, Antwerp, Belgium, 2020

    18. *Y. Al Mtawa, *H Singh, A. Haque, and A. Rafaey, "Exploring IoT Security for Smart Homes", Accepted, 33rd IEEE CCECE, London, ON, April 2020

    19. *Abdallah Moubayed, Tanveer Ahmed, Anwar Haque, and Abdallah Shami, “Machine Learning Towards Enabling Spectrum-as-a-Service Dynamic Sharing”, Accepted, 33rd IEEE CCECE, London, ON, August 2020

    20. *A. Alam, *T. Halabi, A. Haque, M. Zulkernine, “Multi-Objective Interdependent VM Placement Model based on Cloud Reliability Evaluation", Accepted at IEEE ICC 2020, Dublin, Ireland, 2020

    21. G. Sidebottom, *R. Nekvi, A. Haque, “A Novel Cost Effective Traffic Engineering for MPLS Tunneling”, Accepted, IEEE CCECE 2020, London, ON, 2020

    CONGRATULATIONS to 2020-2021 Graduated Students!!

  • Ph.D: A. Alam (co-supervised)
  • MSc Thesis: Harsh Dhillon, Gopi Gugan, Wenjun Chen (co-supervised), Yasmeen Ali, Tarandeep Randhawa
  • MSc Directed Studies: Varun Nagendra, Pranay Jakkala, Anantha Duggirala, Akash Vashista, Aasminpreet Kainth
  • 2019-2020 NEW GRANTS

  • Western USRI (Principal Investigator, 2020): "Towards the Development of a Smart Home Energy Management System"
  • Western WIN 4.0 Reaserch Grant (Principal Investigator, 2020): “Anomaly detection in water lines using acoustic based smart sensing”.
  • Western WIN 4.0 Reaserch Grant (co-PI, PI: Dr. Hanan Lutfiyya, 2020): “Classifying Appliances Operation Modes Using Machine Learning”.
  • NSERC Discovery Grant (Principal Investigator, 2019-2024): Towards a cost-effective, software-centric, and Quality of Service (QoS) friendly framework for next generation networks
  • NSERC Discovery Launch Supplement Grant (Principal Investigator, 2019-2024): Towards a cost-effective, software-centric, and Quality of Service (QoS) friendly framework for next generation networks
  • MITACS (partnered with Juniper Networks) Accelerate Research Grant(Principal Investigator, 2019 - 2022): RESPOND (Resource Efficient Smart Packet Optical Network Design)
  • NSERC USRA Grant (Principal Investigator, 2019): Flight Path Synchronization for a Network of Autonomous Drones in Search and Rescue Applications
  • 2019-2020 Speakers / Media / Others

  • Global News Radio Interview on our COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Assessment Tool: Global News Radio Interview
  • CBC Radio Interview on COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Assessment Tool
  • COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Assessment Tool: COVID-19 CT Apps Assessment Tool
  • 2020 IEEE ISNCC Best Paper Award: 2020 IEEE ISNCC Best Paper Award
  • 2020 IEEE CCECE Leadership Award: 2020 IEEE CCECE Leadership Award
  • Western - Bell 5G Research Partnership
  • Invited Speaker: “Hyper Connected Smart World – Are We Ready?”, School of Computer Science, Federation University (Formerly Monash - Gippsland campus), Melbourne, Australia, Jan 7th 2020
  • Invited Speaker: 5G and Innovations; hosted by SiberX, May 29th, 2020
  • 2020-2021 Conference TPC / Chairs / Editors

  • Member, Tri-agency NFRF (New Frontiers in Research Fund) Committee
  • Associate Editor: Elsevier Vehicular Communications
  • Conference Indsutry Relations Chair: IEEE CCECE 2020, London, Canada
  • Program Committee Member: 17th IEEE CNSM 2021, Turkey
  • Program Committee Member: 16th IEEE WiMob 2020, Greece
  • Program Committee Member: 54th IEEE ICC 2020, Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Committee Member: 63rd IEEE Globecom 2020, Taipe, Taiwan
  • Program Committee Member: 16th IEEE CNSM 2020, Turkey