Burak Kantarci, PhD., P.Eng., SMIEEE

Assistant Professor


School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Ottawa


University of Ottawa

School of Electrical Eng. and Computer Science

Colonel By Hall A516

161 Louis Pasteur Private

Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5
Phone: (613) 562-5800 ext 6955


I am looking for enthusiastic PhD students who will work on Internet of Things, cloud networking, digital health, security, privacy and trust. Interested students may contact me to inquire the possibility of pursuing graduate degree in ECE or CS under my supervision however they should first be admitted to the University of Ottawa (here).

Current Research Interests: 

  • Internet of Things
  • Big Data in the Network
  • Crowdsensing and Social Networks
  • Cloud Networking
  • Digital Health (D-Health)

§  Green ICT and Sustainable Communications

Published Book


  Top-10: Latest news

Our paper titled “SOBER-MCS: Sociability-Oriented and Battery Efficient Recruitment for Mobile Crowd-Sensing” has been published in Sensors journal. (Click for pdf)


Zachary I. Rauen has successfully defended his MSc thesis in Electrical Engineering at Clarkson. Congratulations, Zack! All the best for a bright career path.


Ph.D candidates Maryam Pouryazdan and Fazel Anjomshoa have defended their theses successfully at Clarkson. Congratulations, Maryam and Fazel! Best wishes for your bright career paths. (Click for image)


Dr. Kantarci's Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIPI) Program Project proposal in partnership with Gnowit has been approved by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).


Three papers from our group have been accepted to IEEE Intl. Conference on Communications (ICC’18).  "Adaptively Supervised and Intrusion-Aware Data Aggregation for Wireless Sensor Clusters in Critical Infrastructures"; "Emulating Smart City Sensors Using Soft Sensing and Machine Intelligence: a Case Study in Public Transportation"; "MQTT-Driven Sustainable Node Discovery for the Internet of Things-Fog Environments". Congratulations to Safa, Cem and Riccardo! One paper titled Selective Versus Non-Selective Acquisition of Crowd-Solicited IoT Data and its Dependability has also been accepted to an ICC Workshop. (Cem Kaptan and Venkat Surya Dasari publish their first papers; welcome on board!)


Our article titled "Collaborative Verification of Smart User Profiles for social sustainability of smart cities" has been accepted to Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society journal Special Issue on the Role of Big Data Analytics in a Sustainable Smart City. Paper co-authored with two undergraduate students. This is an outcome of the uOttawa work-study program. Phil, Victor, thank you for the great work!


Our article titled "Big Sensed Data Meets Deep Learning for Smarter Health Care in Smart Cities" has been accepted to the special issue of Sensors and Actuators for Smart Cities in the Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks. Congratulations Alex. (Click for pdf)


Our article titled "Intelligent Gaming for Mobile Crowd-sensing Participants to Acquire Trustworthy Big Data in the Internet of Things" has been accepted to IEEE Access journal. Congratulations Maryam. (Click for pdf)

12Oct 2017

Our article titled "Detection of Known and Unknown Intrusive Sensor Behavior in Critical Applications" has been published in IEEE Sensors Letters. Congratulations Safa. (Click for pdf)

1 Oct 2017

New paper accepted to IEEE PIMRC’17. CD-ASM: A New Queuing Paradigm to Overcome Bufferbloat Effects in HetNets. In collaboration with colleagues in UFPR-Brazil. Colegas, muito obrigado!

2 Aug 2017

Our paper with two undergrads accepted to IEEE Global Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) Symposium. Title: Participatory detection of identity theft on mobile social platforms. This is an outcome of the uOttawa work-study program. Phil, Victor, thank you for the good work!

28 Jul 2017

Our article on non-dedicated sensing and smart cities has been accepted to IEEE Sensors Journal. (Click for pdf)

11 Jul 2017

Our article on Social Behaviometrics in IoT have been accepted to IEEE Access. Congrats to Fazel and Moayad.(Click for pdf)


Dr. Kantarci elevates to the vice-chair of IEEE Communication Systems Integration and Modelling Technical Committee (CSIM-TC).


Dr. Kantarci receives NSERC DISCOVERY grant for the project titled "Mobile social network analytics and mobile edge solutions for trustworthy and reliable urban sensing".















Short bio

Dr. Burak Kantarci is an assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. He is also a courtesy assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he was an assistant professor at Clarkson University where he has been the founding director of the Next Generation Communications and Computing Networks (NEXTCON) Laboratory. In 2009-2014, he also worked as a research fellow at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Ottawa.

He has co-authored over 100 refereed papers in established journals and conferences. He has contributed to eleven book chapters that are edited by respected publishers. He has co-edited a book on cloud computing which has been released in 2013. He has delivered invited talks in several venues including IEEE-affiliated conferences.

He received the B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D degrees from Istanbul Technical University in Computer Engineering in 2002, 2005 and 2009, respectively. His PhD thesis was co-supervised by Dr. Hussein Mouftah of the University of Ottawa and Dr. Sema Oktug of Istanbul Technical University.

In 2015, he has been awarded by the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative (CISE-CRII) of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project on Mobile Social Networks and Trustworthy Crowdsensing. He received the Excellence Award of Siemens in 2005 for his studies in optical burst switching. During his PhD, he was granted a PhD-research scholarship from the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey to fund his studies at the University of Ottawa. He worked as a researcher in an international project funded by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-France) and TUBITAK.

He also served as a lecturer in the Information Technologies and Computer Engineering programs for five years where he lectured Structured Programming, Operating Systems and Computer and Network Security courses, and assisted various courses including Computer Networks, Object Oriented Programming, Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Systems Architecture, Computer Organization, Linear Algebra, and Formal Languages and Automata Theory.

Dr. Kantarci is a member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE, an editor for the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, an associate editor for IEEE Access, and an area editor for IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. Dr. Kantarci is the Vice-Chair of IEEE Communication Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee of IEEE Communications Society  He has been serving as a TPC member of GLOBECOM (since 2011) and ICC (since 13) in various tracks. He is also co-chairing the Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems (MoCS) since 2012, and is a Symposium co-chair in IEEE GLOBECOM'18-Symp on Communication Systems QoS and Reliability Modeling.  He served as a TPC co-chair and a general co-chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Since December 2012, Dr. Kantarci is an area editor of the IEEE ComSoc Ad Hoc Sensor Networks Technical Committee (AHSN-TC) Newsletter.

Dr. Kantarci is a member of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science and Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Kantarci is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) registered in the province of Ontario.









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