05 July 2012
Dr. Boukerche brings to the team extensive research experience in areas broadly including wireless communication, distributed and mobile computing, ad hoc and sensor networks, vehicular networks, wireless multimedia and distributed simulation systems.
Institute IMDEA Networks has announced that Dr. Azzedine Boukerche, from the University of Ottawa, in Canada, has joined the Institute in June 2012 in the role of Visiting Researcher, bringing to the research team extensive experience in wireless communication, mobile computing, ad hoc and sensor networks, and distributed systems. Dr. Boukerche has simultaneously been appointed to the eminent role of Cátedra de Excelencia at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M).
During his stay in Madrid, Dr. Boukerche will be focusing on areas such as vehicular and sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, mobile and pervasive computing, wireless multimedia, QoS service provisioning, performance evaluation and modeling of large-scale distributed systems, distributed computing, large-scale distributed interactive simulation, and parallel discrete event simulation. As well as pursuing his own scientific interests and sharing his expertise, Dr. Boukerche will develop synergies and create further collaborations between the Institute and his home University – already initiated upon a similar stay by another one of Canada’s most outstanding networking researchers, Dr. Nicolas Georganas (demised in 2010). Dr. Boukerche will collaborate with IMDEA Networks in various research activities.
Dr. Boukerche is currently a Full Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair position in distributed simulation and wireless and mobile networking at the University of Ottawa. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from McGill University, Canada. He is the Founding Director of PARADISE Research Laboratory at uOttawa, and the Founding Director of the NSERC DIVA Strategic Research Centre, the first network ever hosted at uOttawa.
Dr. Boukerche’s scientific track record gives testimony to a meritorious career. He has authored nearly 550+ peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and serves on the editorial board of some of the main and prestigious periodicals in the field of communications and computer networks: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, Elsevier’s Ad Hoc Networks, and Wiley’s International Journal of Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing, to mention but a few. In addition, his curriculum of scientific service includes diverse chairing roles on various IEEE/ACM International conferences and workshops, including key venues for the diffusion of computer science and networking scientific results, such as IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE ISCC or ACM MSWiM, among others.
Dr. Boukerche is the recipient of the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award, the Ontario Early Researcher Award (previously known as Premier of Ontario Research Excellence Award (PREA)), the Canada Research Chair, the G. S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research, the IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Speaker, and the IEEE Meritorious Service Award, amongst other prizes and recognitions of his contributions to the advancement of computer science, and wireless networking and communication. Dr. A Boukerche is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering – a membership exclusive to exemplary individuals in the profession of engineering.