Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Abubakr

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Abubakr Muhammad is an associate professor and chair of electrical engineering, the founding director of the Center for Water Informatics & Technology (WIT), and the lead for NCRA National Agricultural Robotics Lab at LUMS. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA winning an institute-wide best Ph.D. Dissertation Award. He received master's degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and McGill University. Since 2008, his research group at LUMS is doing applied research in robotics, automation and AI with applications to water, agriculture, and environmental issues. He serves on various advisory panels to government agencies and industry in Pakistan on water, climate and agricultural policy, especially on the use of emerging digital technologies for these sectors.

Title Publication Author Year
Stability of Leaderless Resource Consumption Networks Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Ruf S.F., Hale M.T., Manzoor T., Muhammad A. 2019
Spatially distributed water quality monitoring using floating sensors Proceedings: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Ahmad Z., Khalid R., Muhammad A. 2018
Socio-hydrological assessment of water security in canal irrigation systems: A conjoint quantitative analysis of equity and reliability Water Security Siddiqi A., Wescoat J.L., Muhammad A. 2018
Socio-Hydrology of Channel Flows in Complex River Basins: Rivers, Canals, and Distributaries in Punjab, Pakistan Water Resources Research Wescoat J.L., Siddiqi A., Muhammad A. 2018
Learning through fictitious play in a game-theoretic model of natural resource consumption IEEE Control Systems Letters Manzoor T., Rovenskaya E., Davydov A., Muhammad A. 2018
Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4-compliant smart water meters for automating large-scale waterways Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE 9th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications, IDAACS 2017 Ahmad Z., Pasha M.A., Ahmad A., Muhammad A., Masud S., Schappacher M., Sikora A. 2017
Structural Effects and Aggregation in a Social-Network Model of Natural Resource Consumption IFAC-PapersOnLine Manzoor T., Rovenskaya E., Muhammad A. 2017
Compressive sensing on the sphere: Slepian functions for applications in geophysics Compressive Sensing of Earth Observations Khalid Z., Muhammad A. 2017
Road traversability analysis using network properties of roadmaps IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Khan M.M., Ali H., Berns K., Muhammad A. 2016
Game-theoretic insights into the role of environmentalism and social-ecological relevance: A cognitive model of resource consumption Ecological Modelling Manzoor T., Rovenskaya E., Muhammad A. 2016
Managing river basins with thinking machines 2016 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, 21CW 2016 Muhammad A. 2016
Gate Automation for Closed Loop Control of Distributary Irrigation Canals in the Indus Basin Proceedings - 2015 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, FIT 2015 Ibrahim S., Soban M., Akhtar F., Muhammad A. 2016
A Smart Metering Approach towards Measuring Flows in Small Irrigation Outlets Procedia Engineering Riaz W., Ahmad Z., Muhammad A. 2016
IoT Enabled Analysis of Irrigation Rosters in the Indus Basin Irrigation System Procedia Engineering Muhammad A., Haider B., Ahmad Z. 2016
Comparative Frameworks for Risk Mitigation in Canal Networks Procedia Engineering Rehmat C.A., Muhammad A., Hassan N.U. 2016
A framework for aerial inspection of siltation in waterways IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Anwar H., Muhammad A., Berns K. 2015
An extension of the Kalman Filter for a class of measurement models inspired by wide-baseline stereo 2015 European Control Conference, ECC 2015 Manzoor T., Muhammad A. 2015
Low power hydrometry for open channel flows IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference) Ahmad Z., Muhammad A. 2014
System identification of distributory canals in the indus basin IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) Aleem S.A., Muhammad A., Nasir H.A. 2014
Optimal control for sustainable consumption of natural resources IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) Manzoor T., Aseev S., Rovenskaya E., Muhammad A. 2014
Improving efficiency and reliability of gunshot detection systems ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings Ahmed T., Uppal M., Muhammad A. 2013
Sample size reduction in groundwater surveys via sparse data assimilation 2013 10th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2013 Hussain Z., Muhammad A. 2013
Modeling and simulation of surface-and-dive behavior of a bottlenose dolphin 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013 Sikandar U.B., Muhammad A. 2013
Disparity as a separate measurement in monocular SLAM 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013 Manzoor T., Muhammad A. 2013
Improvements in accuracy of single camera terrain classification 2013 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2013 Abbas S.M., Muhammad A., Mehdi S.A., Berns K. 2013