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).

Title Publication Author Year
Structural Effects and Aggregation in a Social-Network Model of Natural Resource Consumption IFAC-PapersOnLine Manzoor T., Rovenskaya E., 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
Comparative Frameworks for Risk Mitigation in Canal Networks Procedia Engineering Rehmat C.A., Muhammad A., Hassan N.U. 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
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
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
Disparity as a separate measurement in monocular SLAM 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013 Manzoor T., 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
Development of a Low-Power Smart Water Meter for Discharges in Indus Basin Irrigation Networks Communications in Computer and Information Science Ahmad Z., Asad E.U., Muhammad A., Ahmad W., Anwar A. 2013
System identification of Khaira distributory 2013 16th International Multi Topic Conference, INMIC 2013 Aleem S.A., Khalid A., Zaheer H., Jabbar S., Muhammad A. 2013
Locating leaks & dumps in open channels with minimal sensing Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications Nasir H.A., Muhammad A. 2012
Development of a virtual test bed for a robotic dead man's switch in high speed driving 2012 15th International Multitopic Conference, INMIC 2012 Ahsan U., Fuzail M., Raza Q., Muhammad A. 2012
Model-driven performance analysis of large scale irrigation networks Proceedings - 2012 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2012 Tariq M.U., Nasir H.A., Muhammad A., Wolf M. 2012
Control of very-large scale irrigation networks: A CPS approach in a developing-world setting IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) Nasir H.A., Muhammad A. 2011
Spectral properties of expansive configuration spaces: An empirical study Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Hayat M., Muhammad A. 2011
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Digital Control Systems 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Optimal Control Theory 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 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 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Digital Control Systems 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Feedback Control Systems 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Feedback Control Systems 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Feedback Control Systems Lab 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Feedback Control Systems Lab 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Robot Motion Planning 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Topics in Systems and Control 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Mobile Robotics 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis II 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Feedback Control Systems Lab 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Digital Control Systems 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis II 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Master's Project 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Summer Semester 2013-14 Doctoral Thesis Research 1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Robot Motion Planning 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Master's Thesis I 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Master's Project 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Feedback Control Systems 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Feedback Control Systems Lab 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Digital Control Systems 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Doctoral Thesis Research 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Master's Thesis II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Doctoral Thesis Research 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Parameter and State Estimation 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Feedback Control Systems 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 MS Thesis II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Master's Thesis I 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Master's Project 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Master's Thesis I 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 MS Thesis I 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Summer Semester 2011-12 Master's Thesis II 1103
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Feedback Control Systems 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Geometric Mechanics and Control 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Feedback Control Systems Lab 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 MS Thesis II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 MS Thesis I 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Master's Thesis II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Master's Thesis I 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Topics in Robotics & Control: Robot Dynamics & Control 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 MS Thesis I 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Master's Thesis I 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Feedback Control Systems 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 MS Thesis II 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 MS Thesis I 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Signals and Systems 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Introductory Electronics Lab 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Topics in Robotics & Control: Robot Motion Planning 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 MS Thesis I 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Senior Project I 1001
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Biology 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Advanced Graph Theory 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 MS Thesis I 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Feedback Control Design 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Senior Project II 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Signals and Systems 902
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Introductory Electronics Lab 901
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Senior Project I 901
    Summer Qtr 2008-09 Independent Study 804
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Oscillations and Waves 803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Independent Study 803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Information Theory 803
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Electricity & Magnetism 802