Computer Science Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier-1, Azzedine Boukerche, who has made several fundamental discoveries and breakthroughs in the areas of intelligent vehicular sensor networking and mobile cloud computing, is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research.
Throughout his entire career, Dr. Boukerche has earned distinction for himself and for the University; a distinction that has been solidified by earning several international recognitions by his peers and receiving several prestigious national and international awards.
Recognizing the importance of interdisciplinary research, Dr. A. Boukerche has been leading several large NSERC funded research projects related to intelligent transportation system, cognitive and smart cars, distributed systems and mobile networking. Since he joined uOttawa, as Principal Investigator, he was awarded several millions of research fund from several governmental and industrial agencies and he has been active in the supervision of large number of highly qualified personnel.
“It is times like these that make me even more gratified for the outstanding graduate students who have been working under my supervision in my research laboratory. Without them, it wouldn’t have been possible.” Boukerche said. “I'm also very grateful to the University of Ottawa for giving me this recognition. I am truly humbled and honored to have been nominated and to be the winner of this Award for Excellence in Research”.
Established in 1964, the University of Ottawa Researcher of the Year Award is given in every academic year in which appropriate candidates are nominated. The objective of the award is to focus attention on research at the University of Ottawa by recognizing a member of its teaching staff who has earned distinction for themselves and for the University as a result of the importance and exceptional characteristics of their research work.
Professor Azzedine Boukerche holds the Canada Research Chair in Large-Scale Distributed Simulation, Mobile Computing and Sensor Networking. He is also the Director of PARADISE Research Laboratory at the uOttawa School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Scientific Director and founder of the DIVA Strategic Research Network, the first ever hosted at the University of Ottawa.
“Thanks to professors like you, our university ranks in the top 2% in North America for the quality of learning outcomes”, said University of Ottawa President Allan Rock. “We are delighted to once again be ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide, an achievement that is a reflection of our efforts as a community. I want to thank our professors, employees and students for the hard work and dedication that has placed us among the top 7 universities in Canada.”
Claude Lague, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering added “Azzedine, Congratulations, on behalf of the Faculty, for this well-deserved recognition”.