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Abdul Salam
 Assistant Professor

Purdue University

Department of Computer and Information Technology

401 N. Grant St. West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 496-6867

E-mail: salama [ET] purdue [DET] edu
 


Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
M.S., Computer Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan.
M.S., Computer Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
B.Sc., Computer Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Abdul Salam is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the Director of the Environmental Networking Technology Laboratory at Purdue University. He has also taught at the Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan and Islamia University, Bahawalpur. He served in Pakistan Army for 9 years in a number of command, staff, and field roles. He held the principal position at the Army Public School and College, Thal Cantonment. He has won several awards including the ICCCN 2016 Best Student Paper Award, the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Fellowship, the Gold Medal MS (CS) on securing first position in order of merit, and the 2016–2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the author of two books, Internet of Things for Sustainable Community Development, and Signals in the Soil. He has published over 50 research articles in major journals and international conferences. His recent research focuses on underground soil sensing, wireless communications, Internet of underground things in digital agriculture, sensor-guided irrigation systems, and vehicular communications. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE GRSS Remote Sensing Code Library from 2016 to 2018. He serves as the Associate Editor of the Advanced Electromagnetics Journal and Array (Elsevier). Dr. Salam received his B.Sc. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, in 2001 and 2004, respectively, the M.S. degree in computer engineering from UET, Taxila, Pakistan, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the Cyber-Physical Networking Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA.

HONORS & AWARDS


2015-2018 Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Fellowship.
2016 ICCCN Best Student Paper Award in the Int. Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (IEEE ICCCN 2016).
2016-2017 CSE Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award
, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
2004 Chancellor's Gold Medal by Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan on securing first position in M.Sc. Computer Science.
2001 First position in B.Sc. Computer Science examinations of Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 ·       Books

1.   A. Salam, "Internet of Things for Sustainable Community Development",  Springer Nature, 2020, ISBN  978-3-030-35290-5, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-35291-2.    In the news  |   Front Matter  |  Springer Link Springer |  Amazon Barnes & Noble  |  Google Book (Classic) |    Google Books (New)   |    Altmetric    |    WorldCat   |   Book Website  |    Author @Google  |  Citations    |     BibTex    View Book Cover - IoT for
                Sustainable Community Development 

 

 

 

 

2.   A. Salam and U. Raza, "Signals in the Soil",  Springer Nature, 2020, ISBN  978-3-030-50860-9, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-50861-6.     In the news  |   Front Matter  |  Springer Link Springer |  Amazon Barnes & Noble  |  Google Books (Classic) |    Google Books (New)   |    Altmetric    |    WorldCat   |   Book Website  |    Author @Google  |  Citations    |     BibTex    View Book Cover - Signals in
                  the Soil (SitS) 

 

·       Book Chapters

3.    A. Salam and U. Raza, "On burial depth of underground antenna in soil horizons for decision agriculture", in Internet of Things – ICIOT 2020, Chapter 2, Edited by Song W., Lee K., Yan Z., Zhang LJ., Chen H., Springer, pp. 17-31, 2020, ISBN  978-3-030-59614-9, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-59615-6_2.  Download  BibTex

4.   A. Salam, "Underground Environment Aware MIMO Design Using Transmit and Receive Beamforming in Internet of Underground Things", in Internet of Things – ICIOT 2019, Chapter 1,  Edited by V. Issarny, B. Palanisamy, LJ Zhang, Springer, pp. 1-15, 2019, ISBN  978-3-030-23356-3, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-23357-0_1. Download  BibTex

5.   A. Salam and M. C. Vuran. “EM-Based Wireless Underground Sensor Networks", in Underground Sensing: Monitoring and hazard detection for environment and infrastructure - 1st edition, Chapter 5. Edited by S. Pamukcu and L. Cheng, Academic Press,  pp. 247-285, 2018, ISBN 9780128031391, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803139-1.00005-9.  Download  BibTex

·         Journal Articles

6.    A. Salam, M. C. Vuran, and S. Irmak, "A Statistical Impulse Response Model Based on Empirical Characterization of Wireless Underground Channel", in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Volume 19, No. 9, pp. 5966-5981,  September 2020. doi: 10.1109/TWC.2020.2998762  Download BibTex  (Impact Factor: 6.77)

7.    U. Raza, A. Salam,  "Zenneck Waves in Decision Agriculture: An Empirical Verification and Application in EM-Based Underground Wireless Power Transfer",  Smart Cities, Volume 3, No. 2, pp. 308-340, May 2020.  doi: 10.0.13.62/smartcities3020017   Download BibTex     (Feature Paper)

8.    U. Raza, A. Salam,  "On-Site and External Energy Harvesting in Underground Wireless",  Electronics, Volume 9, No. 4, April 2020.  doi: 10.3390/electronics9040681   Download BibTex     (Impact Factor: 2.41) 

9.   U. Raza, A. Salam,  "Wireless Underground Communications in Sewer and Stormwater Overflow Monitoring: Radio Waves through Soil and Asphalt Medium",  Information, Volume 11, No. 2, Feburary 2020.  doi: 10.3390/info11020098   Download BibTex     (Impact Factor: 1.88) 

10.    A. Salam,  "Subsurface MIMO: A Beamforming Design in Internet of Underground Things for Digital Agriculture Applications",  J. Sens. Actuator Netw., Volume 8, No. 3, August 2019.  doi: 10.3390/jsan8030041  Download BibTex     (Impact Factor: 2.58)

11.    A. Salam, M. C. Vuran, X. Dong, C. Argyropoulos, and S. Irmak, "A Theoretical Model of Underground Dipole Antennas for Communications in Internet of Underground Things", in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 67, No. 6, pp. 3996-4009,  June 2019. doi: 10.1109/TAP.2019.2902646  Download BibTex  (Impact Factor: 4.43)

12.  A. Salam,  "An Underground Radio Wave Propagation Prediction Model for Digital Agriculture",  Information, Volume 10, No. 4, April 2019.  doi: 10.3390/info10040147 Download BibTex     (Impact Factor: 1.88)     (Among the highly accessed articles in Information)

13.  A. Salam, M. C. Vuran, and S. Irmak, "Di-Sense: In Situ Real-Time Permittivity Estimation and Soil Moisture Sensing using Wireless Underground Communications",  Computer Networks, Volume 151, pp. 31-41, March 2019.  doi: 10.1016/j.comnet.2019.01.001 Download BibTex    (Impact Factor: 3.03) 

14.   M. C. Vuran, A. Salam, R Wong, and S. Irmak, "Internet of Underground Things in Precision Agriculture: Architecture and Technology Aspects",  Ad Hoc Networks, Volume 81, pp. 160-173, December 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.adhoc.2018.07.017. Download BibTex      (Impact Factor: 3.49) (Among the 10 most downloaded articles in Ad Hoc Networks)

15.    A. Konda, A. Rau, M. A. Stoller,  J. M. Taylor, A. Salam, G. A. Pribil, C. Argyropoulos, and S. A. Morin,Soft Microreactors for the Deposition of Conductive Metallic Traces on Planar, Embossed, and Curved Surfaces”, Adv. Funct. MaterVolume 28, Issue 40, October 2018. doi: 10.1002/adfm.20180302   Download   BibTex    (Impact Factor: 15.62)

16.    S. Temel, M. C. Vuran, M. M. Lunar, Z. Zhao, A. Salam, R. Faller, C. Stolle, “Vehicle-to-Barrier Communication During Real-World Vehicle Crash Tests”, Computer Communications, Volume 127, pp. 172-186, September 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.comcom.2018.05.009. Download   BibTex     (Impact Factor: 2.76)

·         Conference Proceedings

17.     U. Raza, A. Salam, and T. M. Khan, "Subsoil Electromagnetic Attenuation Measurements Using Underground Antennas", in Proc. 8th International Conference on Antennas and Electromagnetic System (AES 2020), Marrakech, Morocco, November 2020.

18.    U. Raza and A. Salam, "Decision Agriculture Communications Engineering: Attenuation Estimation for Through-the-Soil Wireless Channel", in Proc. 2020 CESUN Engineering Systems Symposium (CESUN 2020), West Lafayette, IN, USA, September 2020.

19.    A. Salam and U. Raza, "On burial depth of underground antenna in soil horizons for decision agriculture", in Proc. 2020 International Conference on Internet of Things (IEEE ICIOT 2019), Honolulu, HI, USA, September 2020.  Download  BibTex

20.    A. Salam, "Sensor-Free Underground Soil Sensing" in Proc. 2019 ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting, (2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA), San Antonio, TX, November 2019.    Download BibTex

21.    A. Salam, "Design of Subsurface Phased Array Antennas for Digital Agriculture Applications", in Proc. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology  (IEEE Array 2019), Waltham, MA, USA, Oct 2019. Download  BibTex

22.    A. Salam, "A Path Loss Model for Through the Soil Wireless Communications in Digital Agriculture", in Proc. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (IEEE APS 2019), Atlanta, GA, USA, July 2019. Download BibTex

23.   A. Salam, "A Comparison of Path Loss Variations in Soil using Planar and Dipole Antennas", in Proc. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (IEEE APS 2019), Atlanta, GA, USA, July 2019.  Download  BibTex

24.    A. Salam, "Underground Environment Aware MIMO Design Using Transmit and Receive Beamforming in Internet of Underground Things", in Proc. 2019 International Conference on Internet of Things (IEEE ICIOT 2019), San Diego, CA, USA, June 2019.  Download  BibTex 

25.    A Salam and U Karabiyik, "A Cooperative Overlay Approach at the Physical Layer of Cognitive Radio for Digital Agriculture" in Proc. 3rd International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking (IEEE BalkanCom 2019), Skopje, North Macedonia, June 2019.  Download   BibTex 

26.   A. Salam and A. Ahmad, "Underground Soil Sensing Using Subsurface Radio Wave Propagation", in Proc. 5th Proximal Soil Sensing (PSS 2019), Columbia, MO, May 2019. Download  BibTex

27.   A. Salam and S. Shah, "Internet of Things in Smart Agriculture: Enabling Technologies", in Proc. 2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WF-IoT 2019), Limerick, Ireland, April 2019. Download  BibTex

28.   A. Salam and S. Shah, “Urban Underground Infrastructure Monitoring IoT: The Path Loss Analysis,” in Proc. 2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internetof Things (IEEE WF-IoT 2019), Limerick, Ireland, April 2019. Download    BibTex

29.    M. C. Vuran, A. Salam, R Wong, and S Irmak, "Internet of Underground Things: Sensing and Communications on the Field for Precision Agriculture", in Proc. 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WF-IoT 2018), Singapore, Feb 2018. Download  BibTex

30.    A. Salam, M. C. Vuran, ”Smart Underground Antenna Arrays: A Soil Moisture Adaptive Beamforming Approach", in Proc. 36th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM '17), Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2017.     Download   BibTex

31.    A. Salam, M. C. Vuran, ”Wireless Underground Channel Diversity Reception With Multiple Antennas for Internet of Underground Things", in Proc. IEEE ICC'17, Paris, France, May 2017.    Download      BibTex

32.    A. Salam, M.C. Vuran, S. Irmak, "Towards internet of underground things in smart lighting: A statistical model of wireless underground channel,” in Proc. 14th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (IEEE ICNSC), Calabria, Italy, May 2017.  Download     BibTex   

33.    A. Salam, M.C. Vuran, “Impacts of Soil Type and Moisture on the Capacity of Multi-Carrier Modulation in Internet of Underground Things”, in Proc. 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN '16), Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, Aug 2016.  (ICCCN 2016 Best Student Paper Award).    Download    BibTex

34.    A. Salam, M.C. Vuran, S. Irmak, "Pulses in the Sand: Impulse Response Analysis of Wireless Underground Channel", in Proc. 35th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM '16), San Francisco, CA, USA, Apr 2016.  Download    BibTex

Doctoral Dissertation

     35.    A. Salam, "Pulses in the Sand: Long Range and High Data Rate Communication Techniques for next Generation Wireless Underground Networks", in ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln, no. AAI10826112, Aug. 2018. Download BibTex

·         Technical Reports

36.    A. Salam, M. C. Vuran, ”Smart Underground Antenna Arrays: A Soil Moisture Adaptive Beamforming Approach", Tech. Report, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (TR-UNL-CSE-2017-0001), Jan 2017.  Download  BibTex

·          Invited Research Talks

37. “On the use of Wireless Underground Communications for Soil Moisture Measurements“, at the 2019 National Soil Moisture Workshop “Expanding the Frontiers of Soil Moisture Measurements and Applications” Manhattan, KS, 2019.     Download    Watch Online

38.  "Wireless Communications in Internet of Underground Things", National Instruments (NI) Webinar (Webcasts and Videos), 2019.   Watch Online

39. "Diversity Reception with Multiple Antennas in Underground Communications" at the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Research Forum, “Leaders of Tomorrow: Water and Food Security Innovations from Soil to Satellites”, Lincoln, NE, 2018.    Download

40. ``Internet of Underground Things in Smart Agriculture: Communication Principles and Soil Moisture Sensing Experiences from the Field", at the MOISST-NSMN Workshop 2017: Integrating Diverse Sources of Soil Moisture Information, Stillwater, OK, 2017.    Download

41. ``High Data Rate and Long Range Communications for Internet of Underground Things'' at the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute 3rd annual research forum, Lincoln, NE, 2017.     Download

42. ``Internet of Underground Things'', in the 2016 Workshop at MOISST: The Growing Science of Soil Moisture Sensing, Stillwater, OK, 2016.    Download

43. ``Taking Soil to the Cloud: Advanced Wireless Underground Sensor Networks'', at the Water for Food Global Institute, Lincoln, NE, 2016. Watch Online

44.  A. Salam, M. C. Vuran, and S. Irmak, "Towards Internet of Underground Things (IOUT): Wireless Underground Communication Experiments Using Software Defined Radios", in NIWeek 2018, Austin, TX, May 2018.  Download 

TEACHING


Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University
  • Fall 2020: CNIT 58100 - Wireless Communications
  • Spring 2020: CNIT 62300 - Computer Networks
  • Fall 2019: CNIT 58100 - Internet of Things
  • Spring 2019: CNIT 34500 - Internetwork Design And Implementation
  • Fall 2018: CNIT 34500 - Internetwork Design And Implementation
Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, August 2009 - December 2010,    Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan  (Lecturer (Adjunct))    
Army Public School and CollegeThal,  January 2007 - December 2008 APSACS System (Principal)
Department of Computer Science,  December 2003 - June 2005,  Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan (Lecturer and Researcher)

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