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
  • 2021: IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions Reliability, Elsevier Computer Networks, IEEE Infocom'21(BigSecurity worksop), IEEE IWCMC 2021, IEEE ICC 2021, IEEE W-IoT 2021 - papers accepted!!
  • Autonomus Drones news on Western Science Infinity News portal Autonomous Drones
  • 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”, Accepted, 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”, Accepted, 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

    22. 1. J. Hunte, H. Lutfiyya, and A. Haque, “Device Synchronization for Fault Localization in Electrical Distribution Grids”, submitted, IEEE WF-IoT 2021 (workshop track)

    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
  • NEW GRANTS

  • Western IDI (co-PI, PI: Dr. Lorie Donelle, 2021-2022): "Drones for Health"
  • NSERC USRA Grant (Principal Investigator, 2021): Modeling the impact of social factors on Covid-19 transmission
  • 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)
  • 2020-2021 Speakers / Media / Others

  • Autonomus Drones news on Western Science Infinity News portal Autonomous Drones
  • 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
  • NEW Conference TPC / Chairs / Editors

  • Member, Tri-agency NFRF (New Frontiers in Research Fund) Committee 2021
  • Conference Indsutry Relations Chair: IEEE CCECE 2021, Canada
  • Conference Indsutry Relations Chair: IEEE CCECE 2020, London, Canada
  • Associate Editor: Elsevier Vehicular Communications
  • Associate Editor: IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 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