Dr. Burak Kantarci is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the uOttawa, he was an assistant professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Dr. Kantarci is the founding director of the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre (SCVIC) and Next Generation Communications and Computing Networks Lab (NEXTCON). From 2009-2014, he had also worked as a research fellow at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Ottawa. Dr. Kantarci is a co-author of 200+ peer-reviewed publications in established journals and conference proceedings sponsored by established publishers such as IEEE, ACM, Elsevier, and Springer. He has been listed among the top-2% cited scientists in telecommunications and networking according to the "Science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators" data reported by Stanford University since 2020. He has been the PI/co-PI of several federally/provincially-funded research projects supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), and Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (Mitacs).