Eman M. Hammad is a PhD candidate at the department of Electrical and Comuter Engineering at University of Toronto. Eman earned her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from University of Jordan, and Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Texas A&M university. Eman Had a long professional experience in the IT industry in Jordan before joining Texas A&M for her graduate degree. Eman is a member of the National Pinnacle Honor Society and a fellow of Graduate Teaching Academy, and she served as a TPC for several conferences and organizing committee member for GCREADER’06. She is currently a research assistant at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, and a teaching assistant at the Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Computer Science Departments at the University of Toronto. Eman is the recipient of the Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research, and the best poster award at ISE 2014 Symposium. Her research is focused on cyber physical systems with particular interest in cyber security, resilient control, cooperative microgrids and smart grids. Eman is currently serving as the IEEE Toronto ComSoc Chapter Chair.



Arin Minasian received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. Since 2012, he has been with The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he received his M.A.Sc. degree in 2014, and is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree. His current research interests include 5G ceullular networks, massive MIMO systems, energy harvesting communication systems and signal processing in wireless communications.


Morteza Moghaddassian is a Ph.D. student at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto since 2016. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering in 2012 and his Master’s degree in Computer Engineering in 2015 from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad where he was working as a Research Assistant at the IP-PBX Laboratory and the Center of Excellence on Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Processing. In conjunction to his engineering focus, he was also a Research Assistant at the Human Genetics Division, Avicenna Research Institute, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. He is currently a Research Assistant with the Network Architecture Laboratory and a Teaching Assistant with Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science Departments of University of Toronto. Morteza is a recipient of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Departmental Graduate Fellowship for his doctoral study and recipient of the Elite Student Award to obtain Masters in Computer Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. During his professional work as a research assistant, he continually co-authored publications and involved in research projects. His research is currently focused on the integration of communication technologies, software engineering, and modern networking to study, design and analyze the performance of middleware systems for smart city platforms and Internet of Things.