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

ACM Distinguished Speaker

Associate 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

Email: 
burak.kantarci@uOttawa.ca  

   

I am looking for enthusiastic PhD students who will work on massive IoT, data analytics, 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
  • Continuous Authentication and behavioral biometrics
  • AI-based Security & Trustworthiness
  • Communication models for big data analytics
  • Crowdsensing and social networks
  • Vehicular Sensing and Vehicular Networks

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  Top-15: Latest news

Dr. Kantarci has been granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, effective 1 May 2019.

29Mar2019

Dr. Kantarci is the Chair for Big Data Science and Analytics Track in the 5th IEEE Intl. Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing (CBDCom 2019). Click to view details and/or submit paper

15Feb2019

Two papers accepted to ICC 2019. One on reinforcement learning-based intrusion detection on big sensed data; the other on ML-driven microgrid data aggregation over HetNets. Congratulations Safa and Ahmed!.

03Feb2019

Dr. Kantarci has been appointed as a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM. Kantarci’s term as a distinguished speaker is for three years.  Dr. Kantarci can be invited as an ACM speaker to deliver the available lectures by using the forms here.

17Dec2018

Our paper titled “Big data aggregation in the case of heterogeneity: A feasibility study for Digital Health” has been accepted by Springer Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics. Congratulations Alex.

14Dec2018

Dr. Kantarci is the Chair of IEEE Communication Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM) Technical Committee. Thanks to past chair Christos Verikoukis for his several years of service to CSIM, and welcome new officers Nizar zorba (vice-chair) and Angelos Antonopoulos (secretary).

11Dec2018

Dr. Kantarci’s Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP I) Program Project proposal on continuous authentication has been approved by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).

22Nov2018

Our paper on sensing, communications and security planes of smart cities has been published in Elsevier Computer Networks. (Click for pdf)

24Oct2018

Cem Kaptan has defended his Master’s thesis titled “Machine Learning-driven Vehicular Crowd-Sensing for urban transportation services”. Congratulations Cem!

25Jul2018

Two papers accepted to Globecom 2018. One on mobile crowd-sensing, the other on vehicular crowd-sensing. Congratulations Maryam and Cem!

10Jul2018

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

17May2018

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

19Apr2018

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)

29Mar2018

Dr. Kantarci's Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP I) Program Project proposal on e-Component analysis has been approved by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).

29Mar2018

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!)

08Mar2018

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!

24Nov2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short bio

Dr. Burak Kantarci is an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. He also holds a courtesy faculty appointment 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 150 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.

He has been the PI/co-PI of several federally/provincially-funded research projects supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).

Dr. Kantarci is a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM (2019-2021), 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 Networking Letters, an associate editor for IEEE Access, an area editor for IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. Dr. Kantarci is the 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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