Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Abubakr

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Abubakr Muhammad does fundamental research at the interface of systems engineering, applied mathematics and applied physics, on various problems in robotics, distributed sensing, network dynamics and quantum information sciences. His interests span the study of connections and complexity in large-scale distributed networks; topological methods for information discovery in massive data sets; and communication, computation & control issues in the physics of information. He has also worked and consulted for the industry on the design of air traffic control systems, radar & sonar systems, communication equipments and medical instrumentation. His current research focuses on the development of cyber-physical systems for development and critical infrastructures in Pakistan, in particular issues related to water.

Dr. Abubakr received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (2005). As a graduate student, he also got a masters degree in Mathematics (2005) and a masters degree in Electrical Engineering (2002) from Georgia Tech. He completed his BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan (2000). Before joining LUMS, he has taught and done research as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University, Canada (2007-2008) and at the University of Pennsylvania, USA (2006-2007).

TitlePublicationAuthorYear
Socio-Hydrology of Channel Flows in Complex River Basins: Rivers, Canals, and Distributaries in Punjab, PakistanWater Resources ResearchWescoat J.L., Siddiqi A., Muhammad A.2018
Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4-compliant smart water meters for automating large-scale waterwaysProceedings of the 2017 IEEE 9th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications, IDAACS 2017Ahmad 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 ConsumptionIFAC-PapersOnLineManzoor T., Rovenskaya E., Muhammad A.2017
Road traversability analysis using network properties of roadmapsIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and SystemsKhan 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 consumptionEcological ModellingManzoor T., Rovenskaya E., Muhammad A.2016
Managing river basins with thinking machines2016 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, 21CW 2016Muhammad A.2016
Gate Automation for Closed Loop Control of Distributary Irrigation Canals in the Indus BasinProceedings - 2015 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, FIT 2015Ibrahim S., Soban M., Akhtar F., Muhammad A.2016
IoT Enabled Analysis of Irrigation Rosters in the Indus Basin Irrigation SystemProcedia EngineeringMuhammad A., Haider B., Ahmad Z.2016
A Smart Metering Approach towards Measuring Flows in Small Irrigation OutletsProcedia EngineeringRiaz W., Ahmad Z., Muhammad A.2016
Comparative Frameworks for Risk Mitigation in Canal NetworksProcedia EngineeringRehmat C.A., Muhammad A., Hassan N.U.2016
A framework for aerial inspection of siltation in waterwaysIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and SystemsAnwar H., Muhammad A., Berns K.2015
An extension of the Kalman Filter for a class of measurement models inspired by wide-baseline stereo2015 European Control Conference, ECC 2015Manzoor T., Muhammad A.2015
Low power hydrometry for open channel flowsIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)Ahmad Z., Muhammad A.2014
Optimal control for sustainable consumption of natural resourcesIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)Manzoor T., Aseev S., Rovenskaya E., Muhammad A.2014
System identification of distributory canals in the indus basinIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)Aleem S.A., Muhammad A., Nasir H.A.2014
Improving efficiency and reliability of gunshot detection systemsICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - ProceedingsAhmed T., Uppal M., Muhammad A.2013
Sample size reduction in groundwater surveys via sparse data assimilation2013 10th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2013Hussain Z., Muhammad A.2013
Improvements in accuracy of single camera terrain classification2013 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2013Abbas S.M., Muhammad A., Mehdi S.A., Berns K.2013
Development of a Low-Power Smart Water Meter for Discharges in Indus Basin Irrigation NetworksCommunications in Computer and Information ScienceAhmad Z., Asad E.U., Muhammad A., Ahmad W., Anwar A.2013
Modeling and simulation of surface-and-dive behavior of a bottlenose dolphin2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013Sikandar U.B., Muhammad A.2013
Disparity as a separate measurement in monocular SLAM2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013Manzoor T., Muhammad A.2013
System identification of Khaira distributory2013 16th International Multi Topic Conference, INMIC 2013Aleem S.A., Khalid A., Zaheer H., Jabbar S., Muhammad A.2013
Development of a virtual test bed for a robotic dead man's switch in high speed driving2012 15th International Multitopic Conference, INMIC 2012Ahsan U., Fuzail M., Raza Q., Muhammad A.2012
Locating leaks & dumps in open channels with minimal sensingProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control ApplicationsNasir H.A., Muhammad A.2012
Model-driven performance analysis of large scale irrigation networksProceedings - 2012 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2012Tariq M.U., Nasir H.A., Muhammad A., Wolf M.2012
SemesterTitleCode
Fall Semester 2018-19Master's Thesis1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Senior Project1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Robot Motion Planning1801
Fall Semester 2018-19Doctoral Thesis Research1801
Summer Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1703
Spring Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Senior Project1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Digital Control Systems1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1702
Fall Semester 2017-18Optimal Control Theory1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Senior Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1701
Summer Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1603
Spring Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Independent Study1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Summer Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1503
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Digital Control Systems1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Feedback Control Systems1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Feedback Control Systems1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Feedback Control Systems Lab1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Feedback Control Systems Lab1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Robot Motion Planning1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Summer Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1403
Spring Semester 2014-15Topics in Systems and Control1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Mobile Robotics1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Master's Thesis II1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Feedback Control Systems Lab1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Digital Control Systems1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Master's Thesis II1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Master's Thesis I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Master's Project1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
  • Past Courses
    SemesterTitleCode
    Summer Semester 2013-14Doctoral Thesis Research1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14Robot Motion Planning1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Master's Thesis I1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Master's Project1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Feedback Control Systems1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Feedback Control Systems Lab1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Digital Control Systems1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Doctoral Thesis Research1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Master's Thesis II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Doctoral Thesis Research1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Parameter and State Estimation1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Feedback Control Systems1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13MS Thesis II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Master's Thesis I1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Master's Project1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Master's Thesis I1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13MS Thesis I1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Summer Semester 2011-12Master's Thesis II1103
    Spring Semester 2011-12Feedback Control Systems1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Geometric Mechanics and Control1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Feedback Control Systems Lab1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12MS Thesis II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12MS Thesis I1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Master's Thesis II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Master's Thesis I1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project I1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12Topics in Robotics & Control: Robot Dynamics & Control1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12MS Thesis I1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Master's Thesis I1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Senior Project I1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11Feedback Control Systems1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11MS Thesis II1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11MS Thesis I1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Signals and Systems1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11Introductory Electronics Lab1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11Topics in Robotics & Control: Robot Motion Planning1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11MS Thesis I1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11Senior Project I1001
    Spring Semester 2009-10Biology902
    Spring Semester 2009-10Advanced Graph Theory902
    Spring Semester 2009-10MS Thesis I902
    Spring Semester 2009-10Feedback Control Design902
    Spring Semester 2009-10Senior Project II902
    Spring Semester 2009-10Signals and Systems902
    Fall Semester 2009-10Introductory Electronics Lab901
    Fall Semester 2009-10Senior Project I901
    Summer Qtr 2008-09Independent Study804
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Oscillations and Waves803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Independent Study803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Information Theory803
    Winter Qtr 2008-09Electricity & Magnetism802