Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Hamad Alizai

Assistant Professor

Department Of Computer Sciences

Dr. Alizai has over 10 years of experience in Germany and Pakistan as a researcher, software engineer, and technical lead both in industrial and academic settings. He has authored book, book chapters and published numerous scientific papers, while abroad and indigenously from Pakistan, several of them in top flight ACM SIG sponsored venues such as ACM SenSys, IPSN, BuldSYS, CoNEXT. He is experienced in leading innovative research projects in pervasive computing technologies such as Internet of things, sensor and delay tolerant networks, ICT4D, and mobile computing.  He was employed as a software engineer in several European Union projects and has a wealth of experience in teaching/training cutting edge technologies and courses in theoretical and practical computer sciences at grad, post grad and professional level. He is also a visiting researcher at his alma mater: ComSys, RWTH Aachen, Germany.

For more information about his teaching and research, please visit his personal webpage

Title Publication Author Year
Practical and self-configurable multihop wireless infrastructure: A functional perspective International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing Alizai M.H. 2017
Poster Abstract: Incremental checkpointing for interruptible computations Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2016 Ahmed S., Khan H., Siddiqui J.H., Bitsch J.A., Alizai M.H. 2016
Energy harvesting and wireless transfer in sensor network applications: Concepts and experiences ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks Bhatti N.A., Alizai M.H., Syed A.A., Mottola L. 2016
Protocols and Mechanisms to Recover Failed Packets in Wireless Networks: History and Evolution IEEE Access Khan S.A., Moosa M., Naeem F., Alizai M.H., Kim J.-M. 2016
Modular remote reprogramming of sensor nodes International Journal of Sensor Networks Munawar W., Alizai M.H., Landsiedel O., Wehrle K. 2015
Laser Based Energy Distribution Architecture for Decoupling Energy and Sensing Planes in WSN International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Bhatti N.A., Syed A.A., Alizai M.H. 2015
Recycling corrupt packets over multiple hops Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Alizai M.H., Khattak M.M., Han D., Gnawali O., Syed A.A. 2015
Graph-based redundancy removal approach for multiple cross-layer interactions 2014 6th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2014 Aktas I., Henze M., Alizai M.H., Mollering K., Wehrle K. 2014
Harnessing cross-layer-design Ad Hoc Networks Aktas I., Alizai M.H., Schmidt F., Wirtz H., Wehrle K. 2014
Probabilistic location-free addressing in wireless networks Journal of Network and Computer Applications Alizai M.H., Wehrle K. 2014
Sensors with lasers: Building a WSN power grid IPSN 2014 - Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (Part of CPS Week) Bhatti N.A., Syed A.A., Alizai M.H. 2014
Fuzzy logical coordinates and location services for scalable addressing in wireless networks 2013 10th Annual Conference on Wireless On-Demand Network Systems and Services, WONS 2013 Wirtz H., Alizai M.H., Wehrle K. 2013
Portable wireless-networking protocol evaluation Journal of Network and Computer Applications Alizai M.H., Wirtz H., Kirchen B., Wehrle K. 2013
CRAWLER: An experimentation platform for system monitoring and cross-layer-coordination 2012 IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM 2012 - Digital Proceedings Aktas I., Schmidt F., Alizai M.H., Druner T., Wehrle K. 2012
Exploiting the burstiness of intermediate-quality wireless links International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Alizai M.H., Landsiedel O., Wehrle K. 2012
Refector: Heuristic header error recovery for error-tolerant transmissions Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT'11 Schmidt F., Alizai M.H., Aktas I., Wehrle K. 2011
TinyWiFi: Making network protocol evaluation portable across multiple phy-link layers Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM Alizai M.H., Wirtz H., Kirchen B., Vaegs T., Gnawali O., Wehrle K. 2011
Efficient online estimation of bursty wireless links Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications Alizai M.H., Wirtz H., Kunz G., Grap B., Wehrle K. 2011
Probabilistic addressing: Stable addresses in unstable wireless networks Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN'11 Alizai M.H., Vaegs T., Landsiedel O., Gotz S., Link J.A.B., Wehrle K. 2011
Tools and modeling approaches for simulating hardware and systems Modeling and Tools for Network Simulation Alizai M.H., Gao L., Kempf T., Landsiedel O. 2010
Poster abstract: TinyOS meets wireless mesh networks SenSys 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems Alizai M.H., Kirchen B., Link J.A.B., Wirtz H., Wehrle K. 2010
Dynamic TinyOS: Modular and transparent incremental code-updates for sensor networks IEEE International Conference on Communications Munawar W., Alizai M.H., Landsiedel O., Wehrle K. 2010
Statistical vector based point-to-point routing in wireless networks Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN '10 Alizai M.H., Vaegs T., Landsiedel O., Sasnauskas R., Wehrle K. 2010
KleeNet: Discovering insidious interaction bugs in wireless sensor networks before deployment Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN '10 Sasnauskas R., Landsiedel O., Alizai M.H., Weise C., Kowalewski S., Wehrle K. 2010
Burrow view-seeing the world through the eyes of rats 2010 8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2010 Bitsch Link J.A., Fabritius G., Alizai M.H., Wehrle K. 2010
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Theory of Automata 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Advanced Operating Systems 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Internet of Things 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis II 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Theory of Automata 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Advanced Operating Systems 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Directed Research Project 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Internet of Things 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Directed Research Project 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis II 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Introduction to Programming 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Theory of Automata 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Network-Centric Computing 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Distributed Systems 1501