IoT Lab- The team

Our team is mainly composed of professors from the department of “Analytique, opérations et technologies de l’information (AOTI)”, as well as from professors from other universities abroad.

Regular Members 

Ygal Bendavid, director of the IoT Lab. –  Department of Analytics, operations & IT (AOTI) (ESG-UQAM). As a specialist in IoT, Ygal has been is the sector for over 15 years. He has contributed to put in place various RFID/IoT labs (@ePoly research center-École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2003, RFID Academia lab 2006, Smart Logistics & Transportation Laboratory (SLTL)/ESG-UQAM 2014. Ygal is a committee member of the LATECE (Laboratoire de recherche sur les technologies du commerce électronique), board committee member CRI2G (Centre de recherche sur l’intelligence2 en gestion de systèmes complexes)  and one of the «leaders» of the réseau Innovation 4.0 Network

Luc Cassivi, co-director of the IoT lab. is a full professor @ in IT and Project management@ the Department of Analytics, operations & IT (AOTI)  (ESG-UQAM).

Samad Rostampour, IT Director of the IoT Lab., is also a professor @ Vanier college Vanier and post doc researcher @ the IoT lab. Samad is a specialist in IoT and has worked on numerous projects involving passive UHF RFID technologies, Active RFID, RTLS, BLE, and LiFi. He is also exploring IoT edge devices (RPI, Adruino, Jetson,…) on different platforms (Azure, Aws).

Associate members

Ygal & Samad at the IoT lab.

Yasmina Maïzi, professor in operations management Department of Analytics, operations & IT (AOTI)   (ESG-UQAM).

Élie Élia, professor in Business Intelligence (BI) Department of Analytics, operations & IT (AOTI)   (ESG-UQAM).

Matthieu Gruson, professor in operations management –  Department of Analytics, operations & IT (AOTI)   (ESG-UQAM).

Iheb Abdellatif, professor @ the Harisburg University.

Samuel Fosso Wamba, professor @ department of Information, Opérations et Science de la Décision @ Toulouse Business School 

Nasour Bagheri is an associate professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran. He is also a researcher with the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM). Nasour Bagheri received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Mazandaran University, the Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), and IUST in 2000, 2002 and 2010, respectively. He is the author of more than 100 articles in information security and cryptology.

Masoumeh Safkhani is currently an Assistant Professor with the Computer Engineering Department, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran. She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology, in 2012, with the security analysis of RFID protocols as her major field. She  is the author/co-author of over 50 technical articles in information security and cryptology in major international journals and conferences.

Jaouad Daoudi, professor @ department of administrative sciences  l’Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) – specialist in distributed project management


Every year, students from various faculties join the IoT lab. where they will conduct their research project under the supervision of selected professors – according to the requirements of the project