Dr. Abubakr Muhammad is an associate professor of electrical engineering, the founding director of the Center for Water Informatics & Technology (WIT), and the lead for NCRA National Agricultural Robotics Lab at LUMS. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA winning an institute-wide best Ph.D. Dissertation Award. He received master's degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and McGill University. Since 2008, his research group at LUMS is doing applied research in robotics, automation and AI with applications to water, agriculture, and environmental issues. He serves on various advisory panels to government agencies and industry in Pakistan on water, climate and agricultural policy, especially on the use of emerging digital technologies for these sectors.

Title Publication Author Year
Improving equity in demand-driven irrigation systems through a rights-preserving water allocation mechanism Agricultural Water Management 2023
Developing Knowledge Capacity and Wisdom for Water Resource Management and Service Delivery: New Conceptual Models and Tools Global Issues in Water Policy 2023
Autonomous Navigation and Mapping of Water Channels in a Simulated Environment Using Micro-Aerial Vehicles 2023 International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2023 2023
Replenishing the Indus Delta through multi-sector transformation Frontiers in Environmental Science 2022
Balancing smart irrigation and hydropower investments for sustainable water conservation in the Indus basin Environmental Science and Policy 2022
Emerging Themes and Future Directions of Multi-Sector Nexus Research and Implementation Frontiers in Environmental Science 2022
Mobile sensing for estimation of hydro-dynamic parameters for minimally gauged open channels Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2022
Capturing Local Behavioural Feedbacks in Large Scale Models for Resource Optimization 2022 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, CCTA 2022 2022
Catchment-Level Estimation of Snow Depth Using Sentinel-1 and Ground Sensor Validation in the Upper Indus Basin International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2022
A Dynamic Socio-Hydrological Model of the Irrigation Efficiency Paradox Water Resources Research 2021
Demand-based water allocation in irrigation systems using mechanism design: A case study from Pakistan Agricultural Water Management 2021
Transboundary cooperation a potential route to sustainable development in the Indus basin Nature Sustainability 2021
SPATIO-TEMPORAL CROP CLASSIFICATION ON VOLUMETRIC DATA Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2021
Dynamics and Controllability of a Spherical Robot 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry, ICRAI 2021 2021
Vehicle specific robust traversability indices using roadmaps on 3D pointclouds International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications 2020
Stability and Sustainability of a Networked Resource Consumption Model IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering 2020
A Simple Framework for Context-Aware Driver Performance 2020 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2020 2020
The NExus Solutions Tool (NEST) v1.0: An open platform for optimizing multi-scale energy-water-land system transformations Geoscientific Model Development 2020
State Estimation in 2D Hydrological Models using Lagrangian Sensors and Low Resolution Elevation Maps IFAC-PapersOnLine 2020
MPC Based Soil Moisture Regulation of a Canal-Connected Crop Field IFAC-PapersOnLine 2020
A VCG Mechanism for Demand Management of Irrigation Systems IFAC-PapersOnLine 2020
Analysis and improvements in apriltag based state estimation Sensors (Switzerland) 2019
Design of Sustainable Resource Consumption Networks Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2019
Co-designing Indus Water-Energy-Land Futures One Earth 2019
Towards regulating consumption in a socio-hydrological model for groundwater extraction IFAC-PapersOnLine 2019