Boubakr Nour

Postdoctoral Fellow
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1M8, Canada
n.boubakr [at]

Boubakr Nour [GS'17, M'20] is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) associated with Ericsson Montreal. Prior to that, Dr. Nour worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). Dr. Nour received his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Technology from Beijing Institute of Technology (Beijing, China) in 2020. 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 Mitacs Elevate Fellowship in 2022, the Best Paper Award of the IEEE GLOBECOM in 2018. He is also 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

Feb '22

Postdoctoral Fellow
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Concordia Unviersity, Montreal, Canada
Supervisor: Prof. Mourad Debbabi
Main Tasks:
■ Collaborate with Ericsson Montreal
    Supervisor: Dr. Makan Pourzandi
■ Perform research on attack detection for 5G networks using AI/ML

Dec '20
Dec '21

Postdoctoral Researcher
Laboratory on Intelligent Engineering for Communications and Networking
Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Supervisor: Prof. Soumaya Cherkaoui
Main Tasks:
■ Perform research on Intelligent Edge for IoT
■ Prepare and participate in funding proposals writing
■ Assist in the supervision and mentoring of students

Mar '16

Visiting Researcher
Laboratory of Informatics Paris Descartes
Paris Descartes University, Paris, France
Supervisor: Pr. Hassine Moungla
Main Research:
■ Perform research on link-quality estimators
■ Implement Internet of Things through IPv6

May '14
Oct '16

Network Consultant & Cisco Instructor
ICT-Towers (Cisco Learning Partner), Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Main Tasks:
■ Deliver Cisco training
■ Prepare and deliver customized training
■ Technical responses to tenders and solutions deployment
■ Prepare and deliver technical presentations and workshops


Sep '16
Jul '20

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 '14
Jul '16

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 '11
Jul '14

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.

Invited Talks and Seminars

Journal Reviewer Services

Conferences TPC Services & Reviewer

Honors & Awards


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