Optimized Computing and Communications (OC2) LabWestern Engineering
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    The Optimized Computing and Communications (OC2) Laboratory was established in 2004 within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western University by Prof. Abdallah Shami, who serves as the current director as well. The lab's current research is focused on the areas of Network Virtualization, Network Security, and Big Data challenges, while working in parallel on problems related to 5G/6G Networks, Internet of Things, Smart Manufacturing, and Smart Infrastructure/Digital Services. Since the OC2 Lab’s inception, an international reputation has been built for strong contributions to both academic and industrial research. The OCLab has ongoing collaborations with major national and international telecom companies and federal research organizations, such as IBM, Ericsson, and National Research Council Canada (NRC).

    The OC2 Lab's offices are located in the Thompson, Spencer, and Amit Chakma Engineering Buildings on Western’s main campus. Currently, there are more than 15 graduate M.E.Sc/Ph.D. students and 5 Postdoctoral Fellows working in the OC2 Lab.