Burak Kantarci, PhD, 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 under my supervision however they should first be admitted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) at the University of Ottawa (here). When you apply for admission, you should select either Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science graduate program.

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



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

22 May 2017

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

13 April 2017

Two papers accepted to IWCMC 2017. Congratulations to Safa Otoum! Thanks to Moayad  Aloqaily!

28 Mar 2017

Our article on "Crowdsensim simulator" has been publishedin IEEE Access journal. Thank you Claudio for leading this initiative and thanks to all our collaborators! (pdf)

10 Feb 2017

Two papers have been accepted to IEEE ICC’17. One paper on blackhole detection in WSN-based smart grid monitoring (with PhD student Safa Otoum), and the other paper on sociability-based continuous identification (with PhD student, Fazel Anjomshoa). Congratulations Safa and Fazel!

26 Jan 2017

Our article titled "Quantifying User Reputation Scores, Data Trustworthiness, and User Incentives in Mobile Crowd-Sensing" has been accepted to IEEE Access special section on Big Data Analytics in Internet-of-Things And Cyber-Physical System. The article is co-authored with PhD student Maryam Pouryazdan. Congratulations Maryam! (pdf)

21 Jan 2017

Dr. Kantarci is the IEEE Communications Society representative in the steering committee of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.

16 Jan 2017

Our article "Machine Learning in Cardiac Health Monitoring and Decision Support" has been accepted to the Smart Health and Well Being Special Issue of IEEE Computer. This is in collaboration with SUNY at Albany and Univ. Rochester. Thank you all!

03 Sep 2016

Dr. Kantarci is an Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking in the area of energy efficiency in data storage and sensors.

22 Aug 2016

Our paper, "Game-Theoretic Recruitment of Sensing Service Providers for Trustworthy Cloud-Centric Internet-of-Things (IoT) Applications" has been accepted to IEEE GLOBECOM’16 Workshops. Congratulations Maryam, Claudio, congrats! Dzmitry, Tolga, Pascal, thanks for the great collaboration!

20 Aug 2016

Our paper "IoT-Big Data Software Ecosystems for Smart Cities Sensing:  Challenges, Open Issues, and Emerging Solutions," has been accepted to the 4th International Workshop on Cloud for IoT (CLIoT 2016) in Vienna, Austria. Alexander Cartier and David Lee were senior undergraduate students at Clarkson when we did this work. Alex, David, congrats!

08 Aug 2016

Zachary Rauen'16 publishes his first journal article. Our paper, "Resiliency versus Energy Sustainability in Optical Inter-Datacenter Networks" has been accepted for publication in Elsevier Optical Switching and Networking. Congratulations Zack!

03 June2016

Our article titled "Multiagent / Multiobjective Interaction Game System for Service Provisioning in Vehicular Cloud" has been accepted to IEEE Access special issue on Advances in Vehicular Clouds. Congratulations Moayad Aloqaily!

09 May 2016

Our paper titled "Mobile Behaviometric Framework for Sociability Assessment and Identification of Smartphone Users," has been accepted to the 21st IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC). Four Clarkson undergrads are co-authors.

19 Apr 2016














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, and an area editor for IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. Dr. Kantarci is the Secretary of IEEE Communication Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee of IEEE Communications Society  He is an occasional reviewer for several IEEE, OSA, Elsevier and IET journals, and he has been serving as a TPC member of GLOBECOM (since 2011) and ICC (since 13) in various tracks. He is serving on the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) and International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM). He is also co-chairing the Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems (MoCS) since 2012, and has served as the TPC co-chair of IEEE GLOBECOM'14-Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications, as well as IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD 2014). 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.









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