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
Demand-based water allocation in irrigation systems using mechanism design: A case study from Pakistan Agricultural Water Management 2021
Transboundary cooperation a potential route to sustainable development in the Indus basin Nature Sustainability 2021
Vehicle specific robust traversability indices using roadmaps on 3D pointclouds International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications 2020
Stability and Sustainability of a Networked Resource Consumption Model IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering 2020
A Simple Framework for Context-Aware Driver Performance 2020 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2020 2020
The NExus Solutions Tool (NEST) v1.0: An open platform for optimizing multi-scale energy-water-land system transformations Geoscientific Model Development 2020
MPC Based Soil Moisture Regulation of a Canal-Connected Crop Field IFAC-PapersOnLine 2020
Analysis and improvements in apriltag based state estimation Sensors (Switzerland) 2019
Design of Sustainable Resource Consumption Networks Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2019
Co-designing Indus Water-Energy-Land Futures One Earth 2019
Towards regulating consumption in a socio-hydrological model for groundwater extraction IFAC-PapersOnLine 2019
Data assimilation of mobile sensors in hydrological models of unsteady flow IFAC-PapersOnLine 2019
Stability of Leaderless Resource Consumption Networks Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2019
Autonomous Canal Following by a Micro-Aerial Vehicle Using Deep CNN IFAC-PapersOnLine 2019
Spatially distributed water quality monitoring using floating sensors Proceedings: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society 2018
Socio-hydrological assessment of water security in canal irrigation systems: A conjoint quantitative analysis of equity and reliability Water Security 2018
Learning through fictitious play in a game-theoretic model of natural resource consumption IEEE Control Systems Letters 2018
Socio-Hydrology of Channel Flows in Complex River Basins: Rivers, Canals, and Distributaries in Punjab, Pakistan Water Resources Research 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 2017
Structural Effects and Aggregation in a Social-Network Model of Natural Resource Consumption IFAC-PapersOnLine 2017
Compressive sensing on the sphere: Slepian functions for applications in geophysics Compressive Sensing of Earth Observations 2017
Road traversability analysis using network properties of roadmaps IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2016
Game-theoretic insights into the role of environmentalism and social-ecological relevance: A cognitive model of resource consumption Ecological Modelling 2016
Managing river basins with thinking machines 2016 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, 21CW 2016 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 2016