Muhammad Hamad Alizai

alizaiI am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the SBA School of Science and Engineering, LUMS. My research interests are in mobile applications, internet of things, sensor networks, and pervasive computing. I am particularly interested in applications, protocols, architectures, and evaluation tools for future pervasive computing systems and networks. I try to objectify my research interests at SysNet.

9-G09A, Department of Computer Science
SBASSE, LUMS, DHA, 54792 Lahore
hamad.alizai "at" lums edu pk
+92 42 35608479, internal ext: 8479


Research Projects - past and present (details here)

iCompute (2016 - ): Computing paradigms for transiently powered devices (details soon)
SODAC (2016 - ): Software defined air conditinoing in older buildings using legacy devices (deails soon)
RelaxCom: (2015 - ) Error-tolerant protocols for wireless networks
Lamp (2013 - ): Building a wireless power grid for IoTs
Wireless Links Diversity (2007 - 2012): Characterizing the behavior of low power wireless links
TinyWifi (2011 - 2013): Integrated protocol evaluation for multi-hop wireless networks
TimeTOSSIM (2006 - 2008): Time-accurate simulation of sensornet applications
Dynamic TinyOS (2008 - 2010): Modular and transparent incremental code updates for sensornets

Teaching (Recent Courses)

CS 570 - Advanced Operating Systems (Spring 2017)
CS 677 - Internet of Things (Fall 2016)
CS 200 - Computer Programming (Spring 2016)

CS 582 Distributed Systems (Fall 2015)

Potential Students

I always have thesis topics available for graduate and under graduate students. I prefer students who have participated in my lectures and labs. Please contact me in person for thesis, internships and PhD studies.

Selected Publications (Complete list also available on Google Scholar)

Energy Harvesting and Wireless Transfer in Sensor Network Applications: Concepts and Experiences
Bhatti N, Alizai M.H, Syed A, Mottola L
ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), 2016

Recycling Corrupt Packets over Multiple Hops (Acceptance Rate: 21.5%)
Alizai M.H, Khattak M.M, Han D, Gnawali O, Syed A
EWSN, Porto, Portugal, 2015

Sensors with Lasers: Building a WSN PowerGrid (Acceptance Rate: 20%)
Bhatti N, Syed A, Alizai M.H
ACM IPSN, Berlin, Germany, 2014

Probabilistic Addressing: Stable Addresses in Unstable Wireless Networks (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
Alizai M.H, Vaegs T, Landsiedel O, Goetz S, Bitsch Link JA, Wehrle K
ACM IPSN, Chicago, IL, 2011

Refector: Heuristic Header Error Recovery for Error-Tolerant Transmissions (Acceptance Rate: 18%)
Schmidt F, Alizai M.H., Aktas I, Wehrle K
ACM CoNEXT, Tokyo, Japan, 2011

KleeNet: Discovering Insidious Interaction Bugs in Wireless Sensor Networks Before Deployment (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
Sasnauskas R, Landsiedel O, Alizai M.H,Weise C, Kowalewski S, Wehrle K
ACM IPSN, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010

Bursty Traffic over Bursty Links (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
Alizai M.H, Landsiedel O, Bitsch Link JA, Goetz S, Wehrle K
ACM Sensys , Berkeley, California, 2009

When Timing Matters: Enabling Time Accurate and Scalable Simulation of Sensor Network Applications (Acceptance Rate: 23%)
Landsiedel O, Alizai M.H, Wehrle K
ACM IPSN, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2008