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, 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 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 currently an Associate Technical Editor (ATE) of the IEEE Communications Magazine (ComMag).


  • 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.
  • Oct 2021: I have joined the TPC of IEEE NetSoft 2022 and IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2022. Please submit your work.
  • 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: Miguel is recognized as the best reviewer at NetSoft 2021. Congratulations, Miguel.
  • 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.
  • Apr 2021: Congratulations, Carson, for winning the NSERC CGS-M, 2021.
  • Mar 2021: Congratulations, Miheer, for the acceptance of your paper at NetSoft 2021.
  • Jan 2021: See my blog post at the IEEE ComSoc YP, Communication Reliability in a Hyperconnected World.
  • Jan 2021: I am an organizing committee member of IEEE ICNP 2021 and IEEE CNSM 2021. Please submit your work.
  • Dec 2020: I am an Associate Technical Editor (ATE) of the IEEE Communications Magazine (ComMag). Please submit your work.
  • Dec 2020: PINet lab alumni Tahajjat is in Dal news.
  • 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)" received NSERC Alliance grant (with Stan Matwin) approved. Thanks, NSERC, DND, and GD.
  • July 2020: Our project "NetRepAIr: Making networks reliable for next-generation applications using AI/ML techniques" is approved. Thanks, Ericsson and Mitacs.

Current Research Project

Selected Recent Publications (Google Scholar)

Current Members of PINet

  • Miguel Neves (PDF)
  • Carson Kuzniar (PhD)
  • Zolboo Erdenebaatar (PhD)
  • Faizan Ali (PhD, co-supervise with Dr. Zincir-Heywood)
  • Hesam Tajbakhsh (PhD)
  • Mishkatul Alam (PhD, co-supervise with Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, U of California, Riverside)
  • Kazi Hasan (MSc)
  • Monzurul Amin (MSc)
  • Jack Zhao (MSc)
  • Hisham Siddique (MSc)
  • M. Ariful Islam (MSc)
  • Weiye Liang (BSc)

Past Members of PINet

    Master's students
  • Meysam Shojaee (IATA)
  • Miheer Kulkarni (BMO Canada)
  • Dipon Saha (EoSense)
  • Tahajjat Begum (IBM)
  • MA Moyeen (Faculty in Bangaldesh)
  • Fangye Tang (SE in China)
  • Udaya Lekhala (Google)
  • Cindy Yan (IT consultant in China)
    BSc students
  • Lareina Yang (ugrad student at Dal)
  • Chloe Bae (REDspace)
  • Alice Liu
  • Pulkit Garg (Kaloom)
  • Carson Kuzniar (Grad student at Dalhousie)
  • Christophe Goulet-LeBlanc (Quest)
  • Syed Babak Lopez (Amazon)