Professor Anwar Haque


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

Recent Research Grants (2016 – PRESENT: $2.45M)

Since July 2016, I have administered a total of twelve research grants as PI and co-PI which are funded through NSERC, OCE, MITACS, and my industry partners. The following is a summary of my funded research projects:

(1) Western WIN 4.0 Reaserch Grant (PI, 2020, $10,000): “Anomaly detection in water lines using acoustic based smart sensing”.

(2) Western WIN 4.0 Reaserch Grant (co-PI, PI: Dr. Hanan Lutfiyya, 2020, $10,000): “Classifying Appliances Operation Modes Using Machine Learning”.

(1) NSERC Discovery Grant (PI, 2019-2024, $140,000): “Towards a cost-effective, software-centric, and Quality of Service (QoS) friendly framework for next generation networks”. This research program is about developing a novel software-centric, cost-effective, and QoS friendly network architecture that would offer carrier-grade quality guarantees (i.e., QoS) while minimizing network capital and operational expenses.

(2) NSERC Discovery Launch Supplement Grant (PI, 2019, $12,500): “Towards a cost-effective, software-centric, and Quality of Service (QoS) friendly framework for next generation networks”. This research program is about developing a novel software-centric, cost-effective, and QoS friendly network architecture that would offer carrier-grade quality guarantees (i.e., QoS) while minimizing network capital and operational expenses.

(3) TELUS Research Grant (PI, 2016-2021, $300,000): “Network QoS Impact on Customer Experience (NiCE)”, (with TELUS). This project is about improving TELUS customers’ quality of experience (QoE) through understanding the impact of network Quality of Service (QoS) on customer services.

(4) Bell Canada Research Grant (PI, 2017-2021): “Internet Traffic Growth, its impact, associated network economics in ISPs”, (with Bell Canada)”. This project is about exploring top Internet applications that are responsible for increasing the traffic growth network costing methodologies and compare Bell Canada’s costing methods and models with other costing concepts and methodologies.

(5) OCE/SOSCIP Talentedge Fellowship Grant (PI, 2017-2019, $135,000): “Fault localization and resiliency in Smart Grid”, (with Tillsonburg Hydro Inc., and IBM). This project is about automating the power failure notification system in Hydro’s grid systems.

(6) OCE/SOSCIP Accelerator HQP Grant (PI, 2018-2019, $15,000): “Fault localization and resiliency in Smart Grid”, (with Tillsonburg Hydro Inc., and IBM). This project is about automating the power failure notification system in Hydro’s grid systems.

(7) NSERC Strategic Project Grant (co-PI, PI: Abdallah Shami, 2018-2021, $486,000): “Smart Virtualized Platform for Cloud Management Systems”, (with TELUS, Ericsson). This project is about designing a comprehensive framework for smart cloud management.

(8) NSERC Strategic Project Grant (co-PI, PI: Kostas Kontogiannis, 2017-2019, $1,055,000): “Middleware framework and programming infrastructure for IoT Services , (with Bell Canada, IBM, and Tillsonburg Hydro Inc.). This project is about specification and design of novel frameworks that would allow for the runtime monitoring, active management, and adaptation of large scale IoT systems (i.e. devices, networks, computational resources, applications).

(9) MITACS Accelerate (PI, 2019-2022, $255,000): “RESPOND (Resource Efficient Smart Packet Optical Network Design)”, (with Juniper Networks). This project is about developing a scalable and optimal IP MPLS traffic allocation model while minimizing the overall network cost.

(10)MITACS Travel Grant (PI, 2019, $3,000): “RESPOND (Resource Efficient Smart Packet Optical Network Design)”, (with Juniper Networks). This grant is to support PDF’s travel to the company location. This project is about developing a scalable and optimal IP MPLS traffic allocation model while minimizing the overall network cost.

(11)NSERC USRA Grant (PI, 2019, $4,500): “Flight Path Synchronization for a Network of Autonomous Drones in Search and Rescue Applications”. This grant is to support one undergrad summer research student. This project is about developing inter-drone communication protocol for the network of autonomous drones.

(12) NSERC CONNECT Grant (co-PI, PI: Abdallah Shami, 2018, $5,000): “Smart connected Infrastructure and digital Services (SIS) Workshop”, (with multiple companies). This project is about developing the necessary foundation to form a workgroup that will play a vital role in shaping the Canadian smart services and technology landscape in coming years.

PAST FUNDED GRANTS $3M+ (2005 – 2016: My role as an Industry Collaborator)

1. NSERC Strategic (Bell collaborator, 2012-2015, $389,000): pWeb: A distributed Web hosting infrastructure (with Bell Canada, U Waterloo)

2. ORF (Bell collaborator, 2011-2015): Ultra-large Scale Services (with Bell Canada, IBM, Blackberry, Christie Digital, Queen’s University)

3. ORF (Bell collaborator, 2009-2013): Security and Mobility over the Global Information Transport Platform (with Bell Canada, Blackberry, U of Waterloo)

4. NSERC CRD (Bell collaborator, 2010-2012, $264,000): Building and monitoring compromise resilient distributed service software (with Bell Canada, Queen’s University)

5. NSERC IRC (Bell collaborator, 2006-2010, $560,000): Network Demand and Forecast (with Bell Canada, U of Manitoba)

6. NSERC Strategic (Bell collaborator, 2008-2010, $420,000): Availability-Aware Survivable Routing Architecture for GMPLS Networks (with Bell Canada, U of Ottawa, U of Waterloo)

7. NSERC CRD (Bell collaborator, 2006-2009, $123,000): Network intrusion detection and prediction systems (with Bell Canada, Queen’s University)

8. NSERC CRD (Bell collaborator, 2006-2007, $81,000): MPLS Hybrid Survivable Routing (with Bell Canada, U of Waterloo, U of Ottawa)

9. MITACS Accelerate (Bell collaborator, 2006-2007, $15K): A Defense System Against DDoS Attacks (with Bell Canada, U of Queen’s University)

10. CITO Internship (Bell collaborator, 2006-2007, $25K): Development of Network Intrusion Forecasting Systems (with Bell Canada, U of Queen’s University)

11. NSERC CRD (Bell collaborator, 2005-2007, $329,000): Building and monitoring compromise resilient distributed service software (with Bell Canada, U of Queen’s University)

12. NSERC CRD (Bell collaborator, 2005-2006, $209,000): Survivable design and availability analysis on service-guaranteed modern overlay carrier networks (with Bell Canada, U of Waterloo)

13. CITO Internship (Bell collaborator, 2005-2006, $25K): Availability and Survivability Analysis for Modern Communication Networks (with Bell Canada, U of Waterloo)

14. NSERC Strategic (Bell collaborator, 2005-2008, $260,000): Firestone: Anomaly discovery, and proactive security for next-generation firewalls (with Bell Canada, U of Waterloo)

15. CITO Internship (Bell collaborator, 2005-2006, $25K): Multi-Period Demand Forecasting for Networking Planning (with Bell Canada, U of Waterloo)

16. NSERC CRD (Bell collaborator, 2004-2005, $184,000): CyberPlanner: An autonomous network planning framework (with Bell Canada, U of Waterloo)

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2020 IEEE ISNCC Best Paper Award: 2020 IEEE ISNCC Best Paper Award
  • 2020 IEEE CCECE Leadership Award: 2020 IEEE CCECE Leadership Award
  • Bell Extra Mile Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) – BCE Inc.
  • Bell Excellence Award (2012-2014) – BCE Inc.
  • Bell top management employee leadership track (2007) – BCE Inc.
  • Invited submission to the special issue of Elsevier Computer Networks (special issue on Optical Networks, Elsevier, Volume 50, Issue 2, Feb 2006)
  • Nominated for Best Paper Award at IEEE High-Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR), Hong Kong, May 2005
  • David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship @U Waterloo
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) @U Waterloo
  • NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (NSERC IPS) @U Waterloo