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 monitoring, performance, security, and reliability aspects of wired and wireless networked systems. I am also interested in applying data-driven approaches (ML, DL, or RL) to solve practical and relevant problems.
I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, and subsequently 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 NetSoft, IEEE ICNP, ACM CAN-CWiC, and IFIP Networking. Furthermore, I served as an area editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.


  • Sept 2020: "SafeGuard: Congestion and Memory-aware Failure Recovery in SD-WAN" is accepted in IEEE Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2020). Congratulations, Meysam.
  • Sept 2020: Tahajjat won "the Statistics Canada data challenge 2020." Congratulations, Tahajjat.
  • Aug 2020: Our project "Automated Monitoring of the Naval Information Space (AMNIS)" is approved. Thanks to NSERC, DND, and GE
  • July 2020: Our project "NetRepAIr: Making networks reliable for next-generation applications using AI/ML techniques" is approved. Thanks, Ericsson and Mitacs.
  • June 2020: I am serving as the TPC co-chair for IEEE CloudNet conference 2020. Please submit your work.
  • Apr 2020: "An Energy-Aware SDN/NFV Architecture for the Internet of Things" is accepted in IFIP Networking Conference 2020. Congratulations, Dipon and Meysam.
  • Feb 2020: I am in Dal news Networking a Reliable Future.
  • Feb 2020: Joined the TPC of IEEE ICNP 2020. Please submit your work.
  • Dec 2019: Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) has accepted my proposal "A Programmable and efficient underwater internet of things (IoUT) to Measure Ocean Dynamics." I will collaborate with Dr. Stefano Basagni from Northeastern University, Boston, USA.
  • Oct 2019: Joined the Organizing Committee of IEEE ICNP 2020. Please submit your work.
  • Sept 2019: Joined the TPC of IEEE NetSoft Conference 2020 and IEEE ICC 2020 Please submit your work.
  • August 2019: Joined the Organizing Committee of IFIP Networking Conference 2020. Please submit your work.
  • July 2019: "SD-FAST: A Packet Rerouting Architecture in SDN" is accepted in IEEE CNSM, 2019. Congratulations, Moyeen.
  • June 2019: "Cross-layer Design for Software-Defined Underwater Acoustic Networking" is accepted in IEEE OCEANS, 2019. Congratulations, Hossein.
  • May 2019: "ReMon: A Resilient Flow Monitoring Framework" is accepted in the IFIP/IEEE Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference, 2019. Congratulations, Fangye.

Current Research Project

Selected Recent Publications (Google Scholar)

Current Members of PINet

  • Rugaia Almangush (PhD)
  • Faizan Ali (PhD, co-supervise with Dr. Zincir-Heywood)
  • Hesam Tajbakhsh (PhD)
  • Rajshree Marhatta (MSc)
  • Jack Zhao (MSc)
  • Carson Kuzniar (MSc)
  • Pulkit Garg (BSc)
  • Hisham Siddique (MSc)
  • M. Ariful Islam (MSc)
  • Miheer Kulkarni (MSc)
  • Meysam Shojaee (MSc)

Past Members of PINet

  • Dipon Saha (Looking for a position)
  • Christophe Goulet-LeBlanc (Quest)
  • Carson Kuzniar (Grad student at Dalhousie)
  • Tahajjat Begum (SEASI)
  • Syed Babak Lopez (Amazon)
  • MA Moyeen (Faculty at Bangaldesh)
  • Hossein Ghannadrezaii (Grad student at Dalhousie)
  • Udaya Lekhala (IBM)