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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Ramiro Liscano
BScEng, MScEng, PhD (Waterloo), PEng, SMIEEE


Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: SIRC 3360

905.721.8668 ext. 3086
905.721.3370 (fax)

Research topics

  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Service Discovery and Security Management)
  • Distributed Computing (Peer-to-peer, Web Services, Service Oriented Architectures, GRID Services)
  • Sensor Networks (Interoperability between wireless and Internet-based sensing)


  • PhD (Systems Design Engineering), University of Waterloo, 1998
  • MScEng (Mechanical Engineering), University of Rhode Island, 1984
  • BScEng (Mechanical Engineering), University of New Brunswick, 1982


  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
  • Fundamentals of Software Design
  • Network Design
  • Network Management
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations


    • Amyot, D., Gray, T., Liscano, R., Logrippo, L., and Sincennes, J., Interactive Conflict Detection and Resolution for Personal Features, Journal of Communications and Networking, 7 (3); , pp. 353-366; Sept. 2005
    • Azondekon, V., Barbeau, M., and Liscano, R., Indoor ad hoc proximity-location sensing for service provider selection. Special issue on Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing, Telecommunications Systems Journal, 22:1-4: pp. 95-108; 2003.
    • Abu-Hakima, S., Impey, R., and Liscano, R. Intelligent agents for seamless information networking. Carleton J. Computer Science, 3: pp. 31-42; 1999.
    • Elgazzar, S., Liscano, R., Blais, F., and Miles, A. Active range sensing for indoor environment modeling. IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. IEIMAO. 47(1): pp. 260-264; 1998.
    • Abu-Hakima, S., Liscano, R., and Impey, R. A common multi-agent testbed for diverse seamless personal information networking applications. IEEE Communications Magazine. 36(7): pp. 68-74; 1998.


    • Amyot, D., Baker, K., Gray, T., Liscano, R., Seguin, J.M., and Sincennes, J. Interactive Conflict Resolution for Personalized Policy-based Services. UK Patent Pending, File #0224187.5, 2002, European Patent Filing #03256555.8
    • Gray, T., Liscano, R., and Gudka, R. Availability and Location Predictor Using Call Processing Indications. UK Patent Pending, File #0218708.6, 2002.
    • Gray, T., and Liscano, R. Generation of Availability Indicators from Call Control Policies for Presence-Enabled Telephony Systems. UK Patent Pending, File #0218714.4, 2002.
    • Gray, T., Liscano, R., Choi, Y., and Radhakrishnan, T. Context-Aware Call handling System. UK Patent Pending, File #0218712.8, 2002.
    • Liscano, R., and Balaba, N. Making Presence Services Aware of Communication Services. UK Patent Pending, File #0218711.0, 2002.
    • Gray, T., and Liscano, R. Architecture and Implementation for Context Aware Call Processing with Local Feature Definition. UK Patent Pending, File #0218713.6, 2002.
    • Liscano, R., Baker, K., Balaba, N., and Zhao, J. Role-based Presence. UK Patent Pending, File #0218707.8, 2002.
    • Liscano, R., Fullarton, S., Mussbacher, G., and Gray, T. Remote Assembly of Messages for Distributed Applications. UK Patent Pending, File #0110713.5, 2001.
    • Liscano, R., Azondekon, V., and Barbeau, M. A Protocol for Facilitating the Selection of Electronic Services using Infrared and a Network Address ID. UK Patent Pending, File #0126649.3, 2001.
    • Liscano, R., Azondekon, V., and Barbeau, M. An Infrared-based Protocol for Selecting a Service from a Set of Discovered Services. UK Patent Pending, File #0126650.1, 2001.