Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Hamad Alizai

Assistant Professor

Department Of Computer Science

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
On intermittence bugs in the battery-less internet of things (WIP paper) Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES) Maioli A., Alizai M.H., Mottola L., Siddiqui J.H. 2019
Efficient intermittent computing with differential checkpointing Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES) Ahmed S., Bhatti N.A., Alizai M.H., Siddiqui J.H., Mottola L. 2019
The betrayal of constant power ?? time: Finding the missing joules of transiently-powered computers Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES) Ahmed S., Alizai M.H., Bakar A., Siddiqui J.H., Bhatti N.A., Mottola L. 2019
Scylla: Interleaving multiple IoT stacks on a single radio CoNEXT 2018 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies 2018
Poster Abstract: Towards Smaller Checkpoints for Better Intermittent Computing Proceedings - 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2018 2018
Automated Solutions for Crowd Size Estimation Social Science Computer Review Aziz M.W., Naeem F., Alizai M.H., Khan K.B. 2018
InKeV: In-Kernel distributed network virtualization for DCN Computer Communication Review 2018
Inverting HVAC for energy efficient thermal comfort in populous emerging countries BuildSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments Hafeez K., Ali A., Chandio Y., Syed A.A., Alizai M.H., Bakar A., Jadoon T.M. 2017
Poster Abstract: Taming Link-layer Heterogeneity in IoT through Interleaving Multiple Link-Layers over a Single Radio SenSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems Iqbal H., Uzmi Z.A., Alizai M.H., Landsiedel O. 2017
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
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
Modular remote reprogramming of sensor nodes International Journal of Sensor Networks Munawar W., Alizai M.H., Landsiedel O., Wehrle K. 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 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 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