Colloquium: Crafting the Next Frontier: Smart, Secure, and Self-Healing Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) for a Hyperconnected World by Dr. Anwar Haque

Friday, December 1, 2023 - 11:00


The School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor is pleased to present…

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Speaker: Dr. Anwar Haque

Title: Crafting the Next Frontier: Smart, Secure, and Self-Healing Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) for a Hyperconnected World

Date: Friday December 1, 2023

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Erie Hall Room 3123


Abstract: Today's advanced and intelligent cyber-physical systems (CPS) promise to bring a wealth of benefits and conveniences to our society that are deeply interconnected with technology. However, realizing these cutting-edge autonomous systems and services requires guaranteed network performance, high reliability, security, and the integration of suitable AI techniques. Dr. Haque's team is at the forefront of this transformation. His research focuses on crafting innovative, efficient, and practical solutions for high-impact smart-city applications such as smart homes, smart grids, smart transportation (autonomous vehicles/drones), and smart healthcare. In developing these secure and autonomous CPS, Dr. Haque's research addresses critical challenges in next-generation network performance and reliability, AI integration, and cybersecurity issues - critical components in building robust, secure, and intelligent CPS. In his talk, Dr. Haque will present an overview of his team's research achievements in these areas, including some of his successful lab-to-market initiatives, and shed light on some open questions that continue to drive their work forward.


Keywords: Cyber-physical systems (CPS), autonomous systems, cyber-security, artificial intelligence (AI), resiliency, smart city


Bio: Dr. Anwar Haque is an Associate Professor and the Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Western University. Dr. Haque holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and an M.Math in Computer Science, both from the University of Waterloo, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Windsor. Before joining Western, he was an Associate Director at Bell Canada. Dr. Haque’s primary research areas of interest include next-gen communication networks, IoT, cyber-security, and applied AI focusing on developing resilient and autonomous cyber-physical systems (CPS). He has authored/co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed research publications in leading journals and conferences, holds several patents/licenses, and supervised more than 100 HQPs. His collaborative research grants are valued at more than $15 million. At Western, he served as the industry expert-in-residence in the Faculty of Science, a member of Western’s Senate, and on the inaugural advisory committee for the newly established Bell-Western 5G Research Centre. Additionally, Dr. Haque is the founder and CEO of Bamboo Innovations Inc., a successful tech venture in the smart systems industry.