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
  • 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
  • INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP NEWS: Western - Bell 5G Research Partnership
  • 2020 PUBLICATIONS (*Students/HQP)

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

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

    3. *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

    4. *J. Hunte, H. Lutfiyya, and A. Haque, “Fault Localization in Smart Grid Distribution Networks”, submitted to IEEE ICC 2021, Montreal, Canada, 2021

    5. *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)

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

    7. *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

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

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

    10. *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

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

    12. *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

    13. *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

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

    15. R. Nekvi and A. Haque, “A Novel Tool for Evaluating COVID-19 Contact Tracing App”, submitted to 2021 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2021), France, May 2021

    16. *F. Chen, *G. Gugan, R. Solis-Oba, and A. Haque, “Simple and Efficient Algorithm for Drone Path Planning”, submitted to IEEE ICC 2021, Montreal, Canada, 2020

    17. *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

    18. *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

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

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

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

    CONGRATULATIONS to 2019-2020 Graduated Students!!

  • Wenjun Chen, Amir Maleki, Abdelkareem Jaradat, Yasmeen Ali, Tarandeep Randhawa, and A. Alam
  • 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

  • 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
  • Interview: Industry 4.0 and IoT; Interview taken by Digital Technology Supercluster Canada Date: July 16th, 2019
  • 2019-2020 Conference TPC / Chairs / Editors

  • Associate Editor: Elsevier Vehicular Communications
  • Conference Indsutry Relations Chair: IEEE CCECE 2020, London, Canada
  • Conference Session Chair: IEEE Globecom 2019 (Track: Virtual Reality and Machine Learning), Hawaii, USA
  • Conference Patron Co-Chair: IEEE CNSM 2019, Halifax, Canada
  • 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