Burak Kantarci

Associate Professor,University of Ottawa

Burak Kantarci is an Associate Professor and the Founding Director of the Next Generation Communications and Computing Networks (NEXTCON) Research Lab and the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre (SCVI) at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Kantarci holds a Ph.D in computer engineering; and he is a globally recognized researcher particularly in mobile cloud computing, mobile crowd-sensing and AI-driven solutions for secure and trustworthy cyberspace. Dr. Kantarci is the co-author of over 200 publications in established journals and conferences, and 13 book chapters. He is well known for his contributions to the quantification of data trustworthiness in mobile crowd-sensing (MCS) systems, and game theoretic incentives to promote user participation in MCS campaigns with high value data; as well as AI-backed access control, authentication and machine learning-backed intrusion detection solutions in sensing environments. Dr. Kantarci served as the Chair of IEEE Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee, and has served as the Technical Program Co-Chair/ Symposium Co-chair of more than twenty international conferences/ symposia/ workshops including IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) – Communications Systems QoS, Reliability and Modeling (CQRM) symposium. An Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Internet of Things, Elsevier Vehicular Communications, an associate editor for IEEE Networking Letters, an area editor for IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, and an associate editor for IEEE Access. Dr. Kantarci a senior member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and senior member of the IEEE, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker.

10:00- 10:45 AM (PT)

23rd October, 2021 Day 1

Session on

Blockchain, DeFi, and Career Prospects by Abhishek Bhattacharya.
The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Dependable Cyber-Physical Systems by Burak Kantarci.
Catalysts of professional growth in technical domain – A cheat sheet by Nasir Uddin.