Director, Center for Water Informatics & Technology (WIT)
Director, Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Networks and Systems (CYPHYNETS)
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, LUMS Pakistan
Jr Associate Fellow, Abdul Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy
Dr Abubakr Muhammad
Dept of Electrical Engineering
Tel: +92 (42) 3560-8132
Email: abubakr [at] lums [dot] edu [dot] pk
Dr Abubakr Muhammad is the founding director of CYPHYNETS Lab and the Center for Water Informatics & Technology (WIT) at LUMS. He is a tenured associate professor of electrical engineering at LUMS, a Jr Associate Fellow of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy (2011-2016). In the recent past, he has worked as a visiting assistant professor of mechanical engineering at KAUST, Saudi Arabia (2011) and as secretary NMO in Pakistan for the Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria (2012-15).
He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from Georgia Insitute of Technology where his PhD thesis won the Sigma Xi Best PhD Dissertation Award. As a graduate student, he also obtained two masters degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Before that, he completed his BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan. He was a postdoctoral researcher first at the University of Pennsylvania and then at McGill University.
In 2008, he established CYPHYNETS, the Laboratory for Cyber Physical Networks and Systems at LUMS. He does fundamental research in robotics, cyber physical systems and hydro-systems engineering. His group is developing both analytical techniques and experimental systems related to these disciplines.
During his research career, he has spent time as an invited visiting researcher at UIUC, Stanford, ETH Zurich, KAUST, TU Kaiserslautern and University of Melbourne. He has also briefly worked in the industry on applications related to air traffic control, bio-medical instrumentation and embedded systems.