Israat Haque

Associate Professor
Faculty of Computer Science

Office: Goldberg 320, Email: israat AT dal DOT ca, Phone: (902) 494-1695
I am an associate professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University, Halifax,  where, I lead Programmable and Intelligent Networking (PINet) research group. PINet members specialize in developing cutting-edge, high-performance, secure, and dependable distributed and emerging networking systems, with a specific focus on Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G/6G technologies. I am also interested in applying data-driven approaches (AI/ML/RL) 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 regularly get involved in the organizing committee of IEEE ICNP, IEEE CloudNet, IEEE NetSoft, and IFIP Networking. 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). I won the ACM/IEEE N2Women Rising Star Award 2021 and Digital Nova Scotia's Thinking Forward Award 2022.

I am not hiring any new students at this moment.


Current Research Project

  • I am currently engaged in three distinct sub-projects within my research domain. The first one involves network programmability, with a specific emphasis on creating robust, high-performance systems for cloud and edge computing in IoT applications (e.g., smart home). In the second sub-project, my focus is on developing distributed and networked systems for stream processing applications to meet the demands of mission-critical applications, such as those in maritime and first responder contexts. The final sub-project centers on 5G/6G, delving into root cause analysis, security considerations, and sustainability aspects within the Radio Access Network (RAN). For more detailed information, please refer to the Projects page.

Selected Recent Publications (Google Scholar)

Current Members of PINet

  • Khaleda Akter (PhD)
  • Emmanuel Etti (PhD)
  • Conrado Boeira (PhD)
  • Monzurul Amin (PhD)
  • Ricardo Parizotto (PhD, with Dr. Schaeffer-Filho, UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Carson Kuzniar (PhD)
  • Nazmus Sakib Akash (MSc)
  • Ghazal Sobhani (MSc, with Dr. Tushar Sharma)
  • Chengyan Jiang (MSc)
  • Burhanuddin Murtaza Rangwala (MSc)
  • Han Yang (MSc)
  • Zhang Yue (BSc Honors)
  • Gobind Singh (BSc Honors)

Past Members of PINet

    Graduate and Post-graduate
  • Miguel Neves (Samsung R&D)
  • Hesam Tajbakhsh (Huawei R&D)
  • Kazi Hasan (Ericsson)
  • Mahdi Rabbani (Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity)
  • M. Ariful Islam (Yuga)
  • Hisham Siddique (IBM)
  • Meysam Shojaee (IATA)
  • Miheer Kulkarni (BMO)
  • Dipon Saha (Cisco)
  • Tahajjat Begum (Walmart)
  • MA Moyeen (Faculty in Bangaldesh)
  • Fangye Tang (SE in China)
  • Udaya Lekhala (Google)
  • Cindy Yan (IT consultant in China)
    Undergraduate students
  • Pan Gong (Dalhousie University)
  • Ava Powelson (Looking for a position)
  • Ehssan Mousavipour (University of Calgary)
  • Tasneem Hoque (Dalhousie ITS)
  • Mirazul Islam (Dalhousie ITS)
  • Callum MacNeil (Dalhousie University)
  • Hassaan Asif (Dalhousie University)
  • Weiye Liang (University of British Columbia)
  • Lareina Yang (Dalhousie University)
  • Chloe Bae (REDspace)
  • Alice Liu (Nova Scotia Govt.)
  • Pulkit Garg (Kaloom)
  • Carson Kuzniar (Dalhousie University)
  • Christophe Goulet-LeBlanc (Quest)
  • Syed Babak Lopez (Amazon)
  • Ioanis Nikolaidis (Visiting professor from University of Alberta)

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