Dr. Anwar Haque is an avid researcher and a seasoned telecom industry professional with 20 years of industry and research experience in the area of broadband networks and distributed systems. Dr. Haque’s primary research areas of interest include network QoS, network security and reliability, software defined network and virtualization, network economics, and IoT based applications. Dr. Haque received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also received M.Math degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo; M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Windsor; and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the North South University. He received various management/professional training from Schulich School of Business, York University.

Dr. Haque is a faculty member in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario where he will conduct cutting edge research by partnering with a number of major corporations in network technologies and service sectors. Prior to his academic appointment at Western, Dr. Haque spent fifteen years of his career in Canadian Telco industry (Bell Canada) as a Researcher, Manager, and Associate Director in Network Technology, Network Planning and Operations, and Business Decision Support teams. He is one of the master planners of Bell`s nationwide state-of-the-art IP MPLS core networks that is recognized as Canada’s most advanced and largest IP MPLS core footprint. His technical contribution and leadership in developing network directives, models, metrics, and methods and processes were critical in assisting Bell teams in meeting their corporate objectives. During his tenure at Bell, for his outstanding technical contributions and strong leadership, he received a number of awards and recognitions.

Dr. Haque has made significant scholarly contribution in his field of research. He authored more than 80 technical papers in reputed peer-reviewed intl. journals, conferences, and book chapters in the area of broadband networks performance and resource management. He has served as TPC member for numerous international conferences, reviewer for major journals, conference session chair, and invited guest speaker at various industry-academia forum/conferences.

Dr. Haque is a proven champion of Canadian industry-academia partnerships. For more than a decade, his relentless effort and leadership in promoting high value multi-million research projects partnering with industry, Universities, and Govt funding agencies led to many industry-academia success stories.

One of Dr. Haque’s goals is to develop a major industry-academia research consortium between Western University and a number of corporations in network technologies and Internet service sectors. This consortium will carry out cutting edge research activities to address future challenges in the next generation Internet. This unique multi-purpose platform will not only help Western strengthening its existing industry relation, but also help Western’s students and faculties to get benefit through various Western – industry collaboration programs.