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Soumaya Cherkaoui Biography


 Pr. Soumaya Cherkaoui, Eng. Ph.D.

Full Professor
 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 INTERLAB Research Laboratory



Dr. Soumaya Cherkaoui is a Ful Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. Since 2005, she has been the Director of INTERLAB, a research Laboratory which conducts research funded both by government and industry. In 2005, she was also appointed Adjunct Full Professor at Lulea University, Sweden. Before joining U. Sherbrooke as a faculty member, Pr. Cherkaoui worked for industry as a project leader on projects targeted at the Aerospace Industry. Pr. Cherkaoui was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Toronto. In 2006, she was a Visiting Professor at the Centre of Distributed Systems and Software at Monash University, Australia, and in 2012, she was an invited visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.

Pr. Cherkaoui  has more than 100 publications in reputable journals, conferences and workshops in the area of commmunication networks. She has participated as a General Chair, Editor, Member of Technical Committee, Session Chair, or Program Committee Member of numerous  conferences or referenced journals.

In 2010, she was appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence Auto21, Canada and member of the Expert Advisory Panel of Precarn, Canada. Since 2017, she has been appointed as member of MITACS Research Council.

Her research and teaching interests are in Wireless Networks. Paricularly, she works on  Cyberphysical systems, including Vehicluar Networks and Smartgrids, Internet of Things (IoT), and Machine-to-Machine Communications..



Selected list of publications                  

Recent Activities

(Current underligned)

Symposium Co-chair, IEEE Globecom 2018

Symposium Co-chair, IEEE ICC 2018

TPC Chair IEEE LCN 2018

TPC Co-Chair, DCOSS 2017

TPC Co-Chair, IEEE LCN 2017

Symposium Co-chair, IEEE Globecom 2015

Publications Chair, IEEE LCN 2015,

Co-Chair, 6th IEEE VTC International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications: WIVEC2014

Corporate Chair, IEEE LCN 2014

Symposium Co-chair, IEEE ICC 2014

Invited Speaker, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Workshop on Intelligent Transportation   Systems (ITS) (4th ETSI TC ITS Workshop), Doha, Qatar, 2012

Invited Speaker, The 12th International Workshop on Wireless Local Networks, Clearwater, United States, 2012

Invited Speaker, IoT Workshop, kingston, Canada, 2012

Invited Speaker, AQTR (Quebec Transportation Association ) Colloquium on road safety, Montreal, Canada, 2011

Trach chair, IEEE PMRIC, "Intelligent Transportation Networks", 2011

Tutorial, IEEE VTC Fall, "Vehicle Cooperative Safety Systems Enabled by Wireless Systems", 2010.

Plenary Keynote Speaker, ITS-T  (9th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications) Lille, France, 2009 (with Dr. Masayuki Fujise, NICT Japan, Dr. Laurent Jacques, Volvo, Dr. Wofgang H. Steinicke, Euronex)

Invited Panelist, Wireless Vehicular Communications, ISWCs, Valencia, Spain, September 2006 (with Stephen Hope, France Telecom R&D, Hannes Hartenstein, U. Karlsruhe, Germany, and Christian Weib, DaimlerChrysler, Germany).
Guest Editor: Special Issue on Advances in Vehicular Communications and Applications, June 2010. Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Editors: WalaaHamouda,Concordia University, Montreal, Onur Altintas, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan, and Farid Naït-Abdesselam, Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale deLille (LIFL), France.
Steering Committee ITST-2010 10th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications
Programme Vice-Chair  IEEE AINA 2010
Symposium Co-chair IWCMC Vehicular Technology Symposium 2010
General co-chair IEEE Workshop On User Mobility and Vehicular Networks  ON-MOVE 2011
General co-chair IEEE Workshop On User Mobility and Vehicular Networks  ON-MOVE 2010