Dr. Abubakr Muhammad, Director WIT, LUMS

Dr. Abubakr Muhammad is the founding director of CYPHYNETS Lab and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at LUMS, Pakistan. He is a Jr. Associate Fellow of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy and until recently the Secretary NMO in Pakistan for the Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA where his PhD thesis won the Sigma Xi Best PhD Dissertation Award. He also received master’s degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He was a postdoctoral researcher first at the University of Pennsylvania and then at McGill University. In 2008, he established the Laboratory for Cyber Physical Networks and Systems (CYPHYNETS) at LUMS. The Lab does fundamental and applied research in robotics, cyber physical systems and water systems engineering. During his research career, he has spent time as a visiting researcher at UIUC, Stanford, ETH Zurich, KAUST, TU Kaiserslautern, University of Melbourne and ICTP. He is currently leading WIT as director