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 work in the areas of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) focused on the performance, security, reliability, and sustainability aspects of networked and distributed systems. 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 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). 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

  • My current research falls into three sub-projects: network programmability, systems for AI and Big Data, and 5G/6G. These projects focus on developing appropriate high-performance, reliable, secure, or sustainable systems. In the first project, I focus on developing systems for emerging IoT applications (e.g., smart homes), whereas the second one develops distributed and networked systems targeting mission-critical applications (e.g., maritime, fast responder). The last project focuses on root cause analysis, security, and sustainability aspects in 5G/6G RAN. Please check Projects for further details.

Selected Recent Publications (Google Scholar)

Current Members of PINet

  • Kazi Hasan (Research Assistant - Ericsson)
  • Khaleda Akter (PhD)
  • Emmanuel Etti (PhD)
  • Conrado Boeira (PhD)
  • Monzurul Amin (PhD)
  • Ricardo Parizotto (PhD, with Dr. Schaeffer-Filho, UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Carson Kuzniar (PhD)
  • Hesam Tajbakhsh (PhD)
  • Ghazal Sobhani (MSc, with Dr. Tushar Sharma)
  • Chengyan Jiang (MSc)
  • Burhanuddin Murtaza Rangwala (MSc)
  • Han Yang (MSc)
  • Zhang Yue (BSc Honors)
  • Pan Gong (BSc Honors)

Past Members of PINet

  • Miguel Neves (Samsung R&D)
    Graduate students
  • 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
  • Ava Powelson
  • Ehssan Mousavipour (University of Calgary)
  • Tasneem Hoque (Looking for a position)
  • Mirazul Islam (Looking for a position)
  • 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)
  • Shreya Gautam (BSc)
  • Karmabir Chakraborty (BSc)
  • Harsh Kaushik (BSc)