Israat Haque

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Computer Science

Office: Goldberg 320, Email: israat AT dal DOT ca, Phone: (902) 494-1695
I am an assistant professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University, Halifax,  where, I lead Programmable and Intelligent Networking (PINet) research group. PINet members work in the areas of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) focused on the performance, measurement, security, and reliability aspects of wired and wireless networked systems. I am also interested in applying data-driven approaches (ML/DL/RL/FL) to solve practical and relevant problems.
I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta. Subsequently, I held an NSERC post-doctoral position at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, before joining Dalhousie University. I am actively involved in the organizing committee of IEEE ICNP, IEEE CloudNet, IEEE CNSM, IEEE NetSoft, ACM CAN-CWiC, and IFIP Networking. Furthermore, I served as an area editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and am currently an Editor of the Internet of Things Series of the IEEE Communications Magazine (ComMag).

At this moment, I am not hiring any graduate students. But I am looking for a post-doc fellow with experience in cellular and wireless communications.


  • April 2022: “Accelerator-Aware In-Network Load Balancing for Improved Application Performance" is accepted at IEEE/IFIP Networking. Congratulations, Hesam and Ricardo.
  • Feb 2022: Our research proposal, "Securing home IoT devices at the Terabits per second scale," won the Fast Forward Initiative competition from Intel Research. Thanks, Intel.
  • Jan 2022: Our research proposal, "Scaling Multimodal Big Data Analytics at the Programmable Network Edge," won the VPRI research competition at Dalhousie University. Thanks, Miguel, Dr. Matwin, and Dr. Alberto (UFRGS).
  • Jan 2022: I am an Editor of the Internet of Things Series of the IEEE Communications Magazine (ComMag). Please submit your work.
  • Dec 2021: “IoT Device Fingerprinting on Commodity Switches" is accepted at IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2022. Congratulations, Carson and Miguel.
  • Nov 2021: I am happy to share that our proposed project, "EDRON: Edge-based object detection at sub-RTT scale," was one of the finalists in the Facebook's research competition.
  • Oct 2021: “Raptor: Rapid prototyping of distributed stream processing applications at scale" is accepted as an extended abstract at ACM CoNEXT. Congratulations, Monzurul and Miguel.
  • Sept 2021: “On Network-accelerated ML-based Distributed Computer Vision Systems" is accepted at IEEE ICPADS. Congratulations, Hisham, Carson, and Miguel.
  • Sept 2021: “Characterizing Network Performance on Single-node Large-scale Container Deployments" is accepted at IEEE CloudNet. Congratulations, Conrado and Miguel.
  • Aug 2021: “Development and Testing of an OFDM Physical Layer for the DESERT Simulator" is accepted at IEEE OCEANS. Congratulations, Sara and Dipon.
  • Aug 2021: "SoftIoT: A Resource-aware SDN/NFV-based IoT Network" is accepted at Journal of Network and Computer Applications. Congratulations, Dipon.
  • July 2021: I am in Dal news Meet the 2021 President’s Research Excellence Award Winners.
  • June 2021: I am honored to receive the IEEE/ACM N2Women 2021 Rising Star award.
  • June 2021: Another recognition!!!!! The President’s Research Excellence Awards for Emerging Investigators from Dalhousie University.
  • May 2021: I received Dean's Research Excellence Award from the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University.

Current Research Project

Selected Recent Publications (Google Scholar)

Current Members of PINet

  • Miguel Neves (PDF)
  • Mahdi Rabbani (PhD, visiting student from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Emmanuel Etti (PhD, co-supervise with Dr. Stan Matwin)
  • Conrado Boeira (PhD)
  • Ricardo Parizotto (PhD, co-supervise with Dr. Schaeffer-Filho, UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Monzurul Amin (PhD)
  • Carson Kuzniar (PhD)
  • Mishkatul Alam (PhD, co-supervise with Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, U of California, Riverside)
  • Hesam Tajbakhsh (PhD)
  • Kazi Hasan (MSc)
  • Jack Zhao (MSc)
  • Tasneem Hoque (BSc)
  • Mirazul Islam (BSc)
  • Hassaan Asif (BSc)
  • Shreya Gautam (BSc, Mitacs GRI visitor)
  • Karmabir Chakraborty (BSc, Mitacs GRI visitor)
  • Harsh Kaushik (BSc, Mitacs GRI visitor)

Past Members of PINet

    Graduate students
  • M. Ariful Islam
  • Hisham Siddique (IBM)
  • Meysam Shojaee (IATA)
  • Miheer Kulkarni (BMO Canada)
  • Dipon Saha (Cisco)
  • Tahajjat Begum (IBM)
  • MA Moyeen (Faculty in Bangaldesh)
  • Fangye Tang (SE in China)
  • Udaya Lekhala (Google)
  • Cindy Yan (IT consultant in China)
    Undergraduate students
  • Weiye Liang (Graduate student at the University of British Columbia)
  • Lareina Yang (ugrad student at Dal)
  • Chloe Bae (REDspace)
  • Alice Liu (Nova Scotia Govt.)
  • Pulkit Garg (Kaloom)
  • Carson Kuzniar (Grad student at Dalhousie)
  • Christophe Goulet-LeBlanc (Quest)
  • Syed Babak Lopez (Amazon)