Abu Bakar abubakar3

I am a first year PhD student working at Ka Momoa Lab with Prof. Josiah Hester at Northwestern University. I am interested in building batteryless sensors and enabling their large scale deployment in daily life applications–from smart cities to smart buildings, wildlife tracking and wearables. I am also interested in nano-scale computer architecture which can enable the development of tiny, maintenance-free and sustainable computers to be used in sensing and communication in volatile environments.


News

  • (Apr 2019) - Paper titled The Betrayal of Constant Power × Time: Finding the Missing Joules of Transiently-Powered Computers accepted to LCTES 2019
  • (Nov 2018) - Received NSF travel grant to attend SenSys 2018
  • (Sep 2018) - Paper titled Making Sense of Intermittent Energy Harvesting accepted to ENSsys 2018
  • (Sep 2018) - Poster titled The Energy Harvesting Mode Abstraction to appear at ACM SenSys 2018
  • (Jul 2018) - Started grad school in EECS at Northwestern University
  • (May 2018) - Journal titled Inverted HVAC: Greenifying Older Buildings, One Room at a Time accepted to ACM TOSN 2018
  • (Nov 2017) - Received People's Choice Award at BuildSys 2017
  • (Aug 2017) - Paper titled Inverting HVAC for Energy Efficient Thermal Comfort in Populous Emerging Countries accepted to BuildSys 2017

Education

Northwestern University

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Evanston, Illinois, USA

2018 - Current

National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Islamabad, Pakistan

2012 - 2016

Publications

Conference Papers

The Betrayal of Constant Power × Time: Finding the Missing Joules of Transiently-Powered Computers
Saad Ahmed, Abu Bakar, Naveed Anwar Bhatti, Muhammad Hamad Alizai, Junaid Haroon Siddiqui, Luca Mottola
ACM SIGPLAN / SIGBED 2019 Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES), 2019 - [ Paper ]

Inverting HVAC for Energy Efficient Thermal Comfort in Populous Emerging Countries
Khadija Hafeez, Yasra Noman, Abu Bakar, Ayesha Ali, Affan A. Syed, Tariq M. Jadoon, Muhammad Hamad Alizai
4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys), 2017 - [ Paper ]

Design of a Laser Tracker Using 2-DOF Stepper Controlled Platform
Abu Bakar, Neelam Nasir, Mukhtar Ullah, Zeashan Hameed Khan
2nd IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (ICRAI), 2016 - [ Paper ]

Workshop Papers

Making Sense of Intermittent Energy Harvesting
Abu Bakar, Josiah Hester
6th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems (ENSsys), 2018 - [ Paper ]

Journal Papers

Inverted HVAC: Greenifying Older Buildings, One Room at a Time
Samar Abbas, Abu Bakar, Yasra Chandio, Khadija Hafeez, Ayesha Ali, Tariq M. Jadoon, Muhammad Hamad Alizai
ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), 2018 - [ Paper ]

Poster Papers

The Energy Harvesting Mode Abstraction
Abu Bakar, Josiah Hester
6th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems (ENSsys), 2018 - [ Paper ]

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