Boubakr Nour

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Engineering Faculty
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1K 2R1, Canada
n.boubakr [at]

Boubakr Nour [GS'17, M'20] is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in INTERLAB Research Laboratory at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. Dr. Nour received his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Technology at Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. Previously, he received both M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees with distinction in Computer Science from Djillali Liabes University, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, in 2016, and 2014 respectively. Also, he has been a visiting researcher at Paris Descartes University, Paris, France, in 2016.

Dr. Nour received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE GLOBECOM in 2018. He is the recipient of the Excellent Student Award at the Beijing Institute of Technology in 2017, 2018, and 2019, consecutively.

Dr. Nour has been an editorial member of different Special Issues with top-ranked journals such as Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (Wiley), and Frontiers in Communications and Networks (Frontiers). He is an active IEEE member and serving several reputed conferences and journals as a TPC and Reviewer respectively, including IEEE Communications Magazine, Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, and IEEE VTC. Dr. Nour's research interests include Next-Generation Networking and Internet, Information-Centric Networking (ICN), Named Data Networks (NDN), Mobile/Edge Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Wireless Sensor Networks.

Work Experience & Positions

Dec 2020
Dec 2021

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Laboratory on Intelligent Engineering for Communications and Networking
Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Supervisor: Pr. Soumaya Cherkaoui
Main Tasks:
■ Performing research on Edge IoT
■ Preparing and participating in funding proposals writing
■ Assisting in the supervision and mentoring of graduate students

March 2016

Visiting Researcher
Laboratory of Informatics Paris Descartes
Paris Descartes University, Paris, France
Supervisor: Pr. Hassine Moungla
Main Research:
■ Layer 2 Networks Security
■ Prediction of Link-Quality Estimators
■ Internet of Things (IoT) through IPv6


Network Consultant & Cisco Instructor
ICT-Towers (Cisco Learning Partner), Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Main Tasks:
■ Delivering Cisco training
■ Preparing and delivering customized training
■ Responding to tenders and solutions deployment
■ Preparing and delivering technical presentations and workshops


Sep 2016
Jul 2020

Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
Ph.D., Computer Science and Technology,
Dissertation: “ICN Communication Optimization for Internet of Things
Keywords: Information-Centric Networking, Named Data Networking, Internet of Things
Dissertation Advisor: Pr. Fan Li
Dissertation Co-Advisor: Pr. Hassine Moungla

Sep 2014
Jul 2016

Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
M.Sc., with distinction (highest honor), Computer Science,
Field: Networks, Systems & Information Security
Dissertation: “A New Behavioral-based Forwarding to Secure MAC Layer against Unknown Unicast Flooding Attacks
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sofiane Boukli-Hacene

Sep 2011
Jul 2014

Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
B.Sc., with distinction (highest honor), Computer Science,
Field: Computer Networking
Dissertation: “Realization of Secure Trivial File Transfer Protocol
Advisor: Dr. Sihem Aissaoui

International Journal Editorials

Past Issues

  1. [Lead GE] Special Issue on "Information-Centric Network enabler Communication for Internet of Things", Future Generation Computer Systems, 2020.

  2. Special Issue on “Recent Advances on the Emerging Technologies for Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 2020.

Journal Reviewer Services

Conferences TPC Services & Reviewer

Honors & Awards


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