Azzedine Boukerche is currently a Full Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair position in Wireless and Mobile Networking and Large Scale Distributed Systems at the University of Ottawa. 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. 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.
He has been awarded with 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 Computer Society Meritorious Service Award, amongst other prizes and recognitions of his contributions to the advancement of computer science, and wireless networking and communication.Dr. Boukerche is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering- a membership exclusive to exemplary individuals in the profession of engineering.
In addition to his research and administrative activities, he has dedicated a major effort to education, including training graduate students and post-doctoral fellows as well as formal classroom teaching for graduate students in the fields of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, distributed interactive simulation systems and vehicular networks.