Dr. Hafid is Full Professor at the University of Montreal. He is the founding director of Network Research Lab and Montreal Blockchain Lab . He is research fellow at CIRRELT, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Hafid published over 240 journal and conference papers; he also holds three US patents. He supervised to graduation over 50 graduate and postgraduate students. Prior to joining U. of Montreal, he spent several years, as senior research scientist, at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore), NJ, US working in the context of major research projects on the management of next generation networks. Dr. Hafid was also Assistant Professor at Western University (WU), Canada, Research director of Advance Communication Engineering Center (venture established by WU, Bell Canada and Bay Networks), Canada, researcher at CRIM, Canada, visiting scientist at GMD-Fokus, Germany and visiting professor at University of Evry, France.
Dr. Hafid consulted for a number of telecommunication companies and startups in North America; he also gave talks/keynotes in a number of international conferences. He co-founded Tipot Technologies Inc. (Research & Development Platform for IoT). Dr. Hafid has extensive academic and industrial research experience in the area of the management and design of next generation networks. His current research interests include IoT, Fog/edge computing, blockchain, and intelligent transport systems.
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