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Richard W. Pazzi

Assistant Professor

Information Security

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 2023
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 5425


Prior to joining UOIT, Dr. Pazzi was appointed as senior research manager of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Developing Next Generation Intelligent Vehicular Network and Applications (DIVA) Strategic Research Network (2010 to 2012). In this position, Dr. Pazzi oversaw the network activities and conduct research in the area of intelligent vehicular networks.

Other appointments:

  • Program Co-Chair of the ACM International Symposium on Design and Analysis of Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Applications (2011).
  • Program Co-Chair of the ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks (2011-2012).
  • Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Elsevier's Computer Networks, and Elsevier's Journal of Parallel and Distributing Computing.
  • Technical Program Committee member in a number of IEEE/ACM international conferences.


  • PhD in Computer Science University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario 2008

Research and expertise

  • data dissemination in wireless sensor networks
  • multimedia communications and quality of service (video delivery in vehicular sensor networks and applications)
  • networked 3D virtual environments (network protocols and 3D content partitioning; serious games)
  • vehicular and sensor networks (integration of different wireless technologies; mobility management; data mining)
  • vehicular cloud computing

For his PhD, Dr. Pazzi investigated and developed novel interactive multimedia communication protocols and energy-efficient data gathering mechanisms for wireless sensor networks. His research interests include communication protocols for vehicular and sensor networks, mobile data gathering in wireless sensor networks, and the convergence of sensor networks and interactive 3D virtual environments to support training and monitoring applications (serious games). His research outcomes have been published in prestigious international journals and conferences.

  • Best Research Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2009)
  • Best Research Paper Award from the IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2009)
  • Elsevier’s Top Cited Article Award (2005–2010) for work published in the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC 2006)
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