Nashid Shahriar

Email: Nashid.Shahriar AT uregina DOT ca

CV

Research Interest

My research interest broadly lies in the areas of computer and communication networks. Specifically, my research focuses on addressing resource allocation challenges in emerging networks, including 5G Mobile Networks, Elastic Optical Networks, Cloud Infrastructures, Data Centers, Software-defined Networks (SDN), and Internet-of-Things (IoT). I aim to leverage optimization techniques, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to solve exciting networking problems.

Prospective Students

I am currently recruiting self-motivated and hard-working students in my research lab at University of Regina. If my research excites you, drop me an email with your (1) CV, (2) BSc transcripts, (3) IELTS/TOEFL scores (if language of instruction in BSc was not in English), and (4) one-page summary of your past research experience (for Master's and PhD). The one-page summary should also include how your past experience might align with my research interests and projects. Only potentially eligible candidates will be contacted due to a high volume of applicants. See admission requirement here.

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Education

Major Awards

  • The 2021 Mathematics Doctoral Prize, to recognize the achievement of graduating doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics at University of Waterloo, 2021
  • The 2020 Alumni Gold Medal, for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program at University of Waterloo, 2020
  • Best Paper Award, 15th IEEE/ACM/IFIP International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) 2019, Halifax, Canada
  • Best Student Paper Award, 5th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2019, Paris, France
  • Best Paper Award, 13th IEEE/ACM/IFIP International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  • Best Paper Runner-up Award, 5th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Computing and Online Social Networking (HotPOST) 2013, held in conjunction with IEEE ICDCS 2013
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 2018-2020
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship - QNX Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 2018-2020
  • President's Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 2018-2020
  • David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 2014-2018
  • Dean's List Award, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2005 - 2009

Publications

(Google Scholar, DBLP)

Book Chapters


[BC2] Boutaba, R., Shahriar, N., Salahuddin, M. A., and Limam, N. Managing virtualized networks and services with machine learning. IEEE/Wiley Communication Networks and Service Management in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. (PDF, .bib)

[BC1] Azad, A. S., Hasan, M. K., Rahman, M. A. I., Rahman, M. M., and Shahriar, N. Exploring the behavior and changing trends of rainfall and temperature using statistical computing techniques. Springer Computational Intelligence Techniques in Earth and Environmental Sciences, : 53-78, 2014. (PDF, .bib)

Refereed Journals and Magazines


[J14] Harutyunyan, D., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., and Riggio, R. Latency and mobility-aware service function chain placement in 5G networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 21(5):1697-1709, 2022. (Impact factor: 5.112, PDF, .bib)

[J13] Shahriar, N., Zulfiqar, M., Chowdhury, S.R., Taeb, S., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Disruption Minimized Bandwidth Scaling in EON-enabled Transport Network Slices. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Special Issue on Latest Advances in Optical Networks for 5G Communications and Beyond, 39(9):2734-2747, 2021. (Impact factor: 9.302, PDF, .bib)

[J12] Shahriar, N., Taeb, S., Chowdhury, S.R., Zulfiqar, M., Tornatore, M., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Reliable Slicing of 5G Transport Networks with Bandwidth Squeezing and Multi-path Provisioning. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 17(3): 1418-1431, September 2020. (Impact factor: 4.682, PDF, .bib)

[J11] Borylo, P., Tornatore, M., Jaglarz, P., Shahriar, N. , Cholda, P., and Boutaba, R. Latency and Energy-aware Provisioning of Network Slices in Cloud Networks. ELSEVIER Computer Communications. Accepted March 2020. (Impact factor: 2.77, PDF, .bib)

[J10] Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., Chowdhury, S.R., Khan, M.M.A, Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Feng, Z. Virtual Network Embedding with Guaranteed Connectivity under Multiple Substrate Link Failures. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 68(2):1025-1043, 2020. (Impact factor: 5.69, PDF, .bib)

[J9] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Khan, A., Fathi, S., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Liu, L. Virtual Network Survivability through Joint Spare Capacity Allocation and Embedding. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - 2018 Special Issue on Network Softwarization and Enablers, 36(3): 502-518, 2018. (Impact factor: 9.302, PDF, .bib)

[J8] Boutaba, R., Salahuddin, M. A., Limam, N., Ayoubi, S., Shahriar, N., Estrada-Solano, F., and Caicedo, O. M. A comprehensive survey on machine learning for networking: evolution, applications and research opportunities. Springer Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 9(1):1-99, 2018. (100+ citations, PDF, .bib)

[J7] Ayoubi, S., Limam, N., Salahuddin, M. A., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., Estrada-Solano, F., and Caicedo, O. M. Machine learning for cognitive network management. IEEE Communications Magazine, 56(1):158-165, 2018. (Impact factor: 10.356, PDF, .bib)

[J6] Chowdhury, S.R., Ayoubi, S., Ahmed, R., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Liu, L. Multi-Layer Virtual Network Embedding. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 15(3): 1132 - 1145, 2018. (Impact factor: 4.682, PDF, .bib)

[J5] Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., Chowdhury, S.R., Khan, A., Boutaba, R., and Mitra, J. Generalized Recovery from Node Failure in Virtual Network Embedding. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 14(2): 261-274, 2017. (Impact factor: 4.682, PDF, .bib)

[J4] Ghaznavi, M., Shahriar, N., Kamali, S., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. Distributed service function chaining. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 35(11):2479-2489, 2017. (Impact factor: 9.302, PDF, .bib)

[J3] Boutaba, R., Shahriar, N., and Fathi, S. Elastic optical networking for 5G transport. Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management, 25(4), 819-847, 2017. (Impact factor: 1.676, PDF, .bib)

[J2] Khan, M. M. A., Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R.. Multi-path link embedding for survivability in virtual networks. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 13(2): 253-266, 2016. (Impact factor: 4.682, PDF, .bib)

[J1] Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Khan, M.M.A., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Feng, Z. Dedicated Protection for Survivable Virtual Network Embedding. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 13(4): 913-926, 2016. (Impact factor: 4.682, PDF, .bib)

Refereed Conferences / Workshops


[C27] Towhid, M. S., Shahriar, N.. Encrypted network traffic classification using self-supervised learning. In IEEE 8th International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), 2022. [To Appear]. (PDF, .bib)

[C26] S. S. Johari, Shahriar, N., M. Tornatore, R. Boutaba, and A. Saleh. Anomaly detection and localization in nfv systems: An unsupervised learning approach. In IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 2022. [To Appear]. (PDF, .bib)

[C25] N. Saha, A. James, Shahriar, N., R. Boutaba, and A. Saleh. Demonstrating network slice kpi monitoring in a 5G testbed. In IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 2022. [To Appear]. (PDF, .bib)

[C24] S. Taeb, Shahriar, N., S. R. Chowdhury, M. Tornatore, R. Boutaba, J. Mitra, and M. Hemmati. Reoptimizing network slice embedding on eon-enabled transport networks. In IEEE/ACM/IFIP 17th Interna- tional Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), 2021, pp. 292-300. (PDF, .bib)

[C23] R. Boutaba, Shahriar, N., M. A. Salahuddin, S. R. Chowdhury, N. Saha, and A. James. AI-driven closed-loop automation in 5G and beyond mobile networks. In 4th ACM FlexNets Workshop on Flexible Networks Artificial Intelligence Supported Network Flexibility and Agility, 2021. (PDF, .bib)

[C22] Shahriar, N., and Boutaba, R. Survivable virtual network embedding. IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM). France, 2021:748-753. (Dissertation Digest Paper) (PDF, .bib)

[C21] Shahriar, N., Zulfiqar, M., Chowdhury, S.R., Taeb, S., Tornatore, M., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Disruption-minimized Re-adaptation of Virtual Links in Elastic Optical Networks. In Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2020, pp. Th2A-30. (PDF, .bib, Poster )

[C20] Shahriar, N., Taeb, S., Chowdhury, S.R., Zulfiqar, M., Tornatore, M., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Reliable Slicing of 5G Transport Networks with Dedicated Protection. IEEE/ACM/IFIP 15th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), 2019, pp. 1-9. (Acceptance Rate: 16.5%) [Best Paper Award] (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C19] Harutyunyan, D., Fedrizzi, R., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., and Riggio, R. Orchestrating end-to-end slices in 5G networks. In IEEE/ACM/IFIP 15th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), 2019, pp. 1-9. (Acceptance Rate: 16.5%) (PDF, .bib)

[C18] Harutyunyan, D., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., and Riggio, R. Latency-Aware Service Function Chain Placement in 5G Mobile Networks. In IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2019, pp. 133-141.(Acceptance Rate: 24.7%) [Best Student Paper Award] (PDF, .bib)

[C17] Shahriar, N., Taeb, S., Chowdhury, S.R., Tornatore, M., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Achieving a Fully-Flexible Virtual Network Embedding in Elastic Optical Networks. In Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2019, pp. 1756-1764. (Acceptance Rate: 19.6%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C16] Taeb, S., Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Tornatore, M., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Virtual Network Embedding with Path-based Latency Guarantees in Elastic Optical Networks. In proceedings of IEEE ICNP 2019, pp. 1-12. (Acceptance Rate: 19.3%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C15] Chowdhury, S.R., Ayoubi, S., Ahmed, R., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Liu, L. MULE: Multi-Layer Virtual Network Embedding. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM/IFIP CNSM 2017, pp. 1-9. (Acceptance Rate: 17.6%) [Best Paper Award] (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C14] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Khan, A., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J, and Liu, L. Joint Backup Capacity Allocation and Embedding for Survivable Virtual Networks. In Proceedings of IFIP Networking 2017, pp. 1-9. (Acceptance Rate: 28.6%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C13] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Sharmin, M., Ahmed, R., Boutaba, R., and Mathieu, B. Availability in P2P based Online Social Networks. In IEEE 4th International Conference on Networking, Systems and Security (NSysS) 2017, pp. 1-9. (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C12] Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Shahriar, N., Khan, A., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J, and Liu, L. ReViNE: Reallocation of Virtual Network Embedding to Eliminate Substrate Bottlenecks. In Proceedings of IFIP/IEEE IM 2017, pp. 116-124 (Acceptance Rate: 28.6%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C11] Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., Khan, A., Chowdhury, S.R., Boutaba, R., and Mitra, J. ReNoVatE: Recovery from Node Failure in Virtual Network Embedding. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM/IFIP CNSM 2016, pp. 19-27 (Acceptance Rate: 15.5%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C10] Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., Chowdhury, S.R., Khan, M.M.A, Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Feng, Z. Connectivity-aware Virtual Network Embedding. In Proceedings of IFIP Networking 2016, pp. 46 - 54 (Acceptance Rate: 29%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C9] Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Khan, MMA., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Zeng, F. Protecting Virtual Networks with DRONE. In Proceedings of IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2016, pp. 78-86 (Acceptance Rate: 25.3%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C8] Khan, M. M. A., Shahriar, N., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. Simple: Survivability in multi-path link embedding. In 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) 2015, pp. 210-218. (Acceptance Rate: 17.6%) (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C7] Ghaznavi, M., Khan, A., Shahriar, N., Alsubhi, K., Ahmed, R., and Boutaba, R. Elastic virtual network function placement. In IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Networking (CloudNet) 2015 , pp. 255-260.(PDF, .bib)

[C6] Rahman, M. K., Uddin, M. Y. S., Shahriar, N., and Rahman, M. Sponge: A searchable P2P mobile app store using DHTs. In IEEE International Conference on Networking Systems and Security (NSysS) 2015, (pp. 1-6). (PDF, .bib)

[C5]Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Sharmin, M., Ahmed, R., Boutaba, R., and Mathieu, B. Ensuring beta-availability in P2P Social Networks. In Proceedings of HotPOST 2013 (ICDCS 2013 Workshops), pp. 150-155 (Acceptance Rate: 40%) [Best Paper Runner-up] (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C4] Solaiman, K. M. A., Rahman, M. M., and Shahriar, N. AVRA Bangladesh collection, analysis & visualization of road accident data in Bangladesh. In IEEE International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision (ICIEV) 2013, pp. 1-6. (PDF, .bib)

[C3] Shahriar, N., Sharmin, M., Ahmed, R., Rahman, M. M., Boutaba, R., and Mathieu, B. Diurnal availability for peer-to-peer systems. In IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC) 2012, pp. 619-623. (PDF, .bib, Slides)

[C2] Azad, A. S., Hasan, M. K., Rahman, M. A. I., Rahman, M. M., and Shahriar, N. Changing trends of climate in Bangladesh and a noble procedure of distribution of rainfall by clustering. In Proceedings of International Conference on Statistical data mining for bioinformatics, health, agriculture and environment 2012, pp. 405-411. (PDF, .bib)

[C1] Shahriar, N., Mujib, S. A. I., Roy, A. R., and Rahman, A. Iterative Route Discovery in AODV. In Proceedings of 24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications 2010, pp. 392-399. (PDF, .bib)

Patents

Granted


[P8] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Boutaba, R., Zulfiqar, M., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. System and method for elastic optical networks. .S. Patent No. US11146349B2, Granted September 2021

[P7] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Boutaba, R., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Method and system for latency-aware embedding of a virtual network onto a substrate optical network. U.S. Patent No. US11044161B2, Granted June 2021.

[P6] Chowdhury, S.R., Ahmed, R., Mitra, J., Shahriar, N., Boutaba, R., and Ayoubi, S. Multi-layer Virtual Network Embedding. U.S. Patent No. US10951317B2, Granted March 2021.

[P5] Shahriar, N., Khan, A., Ahmed, R., Mitra, J., Chowdhury, S.R., and Boutaba, R. System and Method for Joint Embedding and Backup Provisioning in Virtual Networks. U.S. Patent No. 10,873,502 B2, Granted December 2020.

[P4] Shahriar, N., Chowdhury, S.R., Boutaba, R., Taeb, S., Mitra, J., and Hemmati, M. Method and system for reliability-aware embedding of a virtual network onto an elastic optical network. U.S. Patent No. 10,841,183 B1, Granted November 2020.

[P3] Shahriar, N., Mitra, J., Ahmed, R., Chowdhury, S.R., and Boutaba, R. Methods and Systems for Failure Recovery in a Virtual Network Environment. U.S. Patent No. 10,505,840. Granted December 2019.

[P2] Ahmed, R., Mitra, J., Chowdhury, S.R., Shahriar, N., and Boutaba, R. Dedicated Protection for Virtual Network Embedding. U.S. Patent No. 10,313,195. Granted June 2019.

[P1] Ahmed, R., Mitra, J., Chowdhury, S.R., Shahriar, N., and Boutaba, R. Connectivity-aware virtual network embedding. U.S. Patent No. 9,813,287. Granted November 2017.