Mansoor Alam, Ph.D.

Title: Professor and Chair
Department: Electrical Engineering
Office Location: EB 332
Office Phone: 815-753-8010
Email: malam1@niu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 1974
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 1971
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India 1969

Research Interests

  • High Performance Computer Networks
  • Fault‐Tolerant Embedded Systems and Reliability
  • Computer Performance Modeling and Evaluation
  • Wireless and Mobile Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks and Cyber Security
  • Protocols for Smart Grids and Embedded Systems

Selected Funded Projects

  • NSF, $495,000 IPA Grant, 2012-2014 (PI)
  • NSF, $100,000 Collaborative Research Grant: EAGER: Collaborative Research: Time Critical Localization in Mobile Networks, 2012-2014 (PI)
  • NSF, $151,730 Collaborative Research: II ‐ NEW: A Digital/VLSI Test and Reliable Computing Research Laboratory, 2010‐2013 (Co‐PI)
  • NSF, $30,000 ATM Equipment (APICs and SPCs) through Washington University's NSF Distribution Program, 2003‐2004 (PI)
  • NSF, $128,900 ATM Equipment grant through Washington University's NSF Distribution Program, 1999‐2003 (PI)
  • University Research Fellowship Grant, University of Toledo, $8,040 (1993); $8,928 (1995); $6,918 (1997); $10,766 (2000) Academic Development Travel Grant, University of Toledo, $14,500 (approx.), 1991‐2000.
  • NSERC (Canada) Individual Equipment Grant, $17,000, 1990 (PI)
  • NSERC (Canada) Individual Operating Grant, $40,000, 1990 (PI)
  • NSERC (Canada)Individual Operating Grant, $39,000, 1987‐1989 (PI)
  • NSERC (Canada) Individual Operating Grant, $35,700, 1984‐1986 (PI)
  • Department of Communications, Ottawa, $30,000, 1982‐1984 (Co‐PI)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Life Senior Member IEEE
  • College of Engineering Teacher of the Year Award for 2008, University of Toledo
  • EECS Department Teacher of the Year Award for 2008, University of Toledo
  • IEEE Engineer of the Year Award 2006, Toledo Section
  • Listed in International Who’s Who in Engineering
  • Certificate of Appreciation by Computer Science Society, University of Windsor, 1986
  • Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India) 1972‐1974
  • Post Graduate Fellowship, University Grants Commission (India) 1969‐1972

Selected Publications

  • Brett Snyder, Robert C. Green II, Vijay K. Devabhaktuni, Mansoor Alam: ReliaCloud-NS: A scalable web-based simulation platform for evaluating the reliability of cloud computing systems. Softw., Pract. Exper. 48(3): 665-680 (2018)
  • Muslim Mustapa, Mohammed Y. Niamat, Atul Prasad Deb Nath, Mansoor Alam: Hardware-Oriented Authentication for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. IEEE Trans. Smart Grid 9(2): 1261-1270 (2018)
  • Khalid R. Alasmari, Robert C. Green II, Mansoor Alam: Mobile Edge Offloading Using Markov Decision Processes. EDGE 2018: 80-90
  • Mona Nasseri, Junghwan Kim, Robert Green, Mansoor Alam: Identification of the Optimum Relocalization Time in the Mobile Wireless Sensor Network Using Time-Bounded Relocalization Methodology. IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology 66(1): 344-357 (2017)
  • Rishabh Chauhan, Hong Wang, Ahmad Y. Javaid, Mansoor Alam: Modified RSSI Fingerprinting Algorithm with Reliability Factor for Wi-Fi based Indoor Navigation System. SENSORNETS 2017: 118-125
  • Ahmad Y. Javaid, Quamar Niyaz, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam: A Deep Learning Approach for Network Intrusion Detection System. ICST Trans. Security Safety 3(9): e2 (2016)
  • Hussein S. Al-Olimat, Robert C. Green II, Mansoor Alam, Vijay K. Devabhaktuni, Wei Cheng: Particle Swarm Optimized Power Consumption of Trilateration. CoRR abs/1602.02473 (2016)
  • Brett Snyder, Jordan Ringenberg, Robert Green, Vijay K. Devabhaktuni, Mansoor Alam: Evaluation and design of highly reliable and highly utilized cloud computing systems. J. Cloud Computing 4: 11 (2015)
  • Farha Jahan, Ahmad Y. Javaid, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam: GNSSim: An Open Source GNSS/GPS Framework for Unmanned Aerial Vehicular Network Simulation. ICST Trans. Mobile Communications Applications 2(6): e2 (2015)
  • Ahmad Y. Javaid, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam: Single and Multiple UAV Cyber-Attack Simulation and Performance Evaluation. EAI Endorsed Trans. Scalable Information Systems 2(4): e4 (2015)
  • Thabet Mismar, Junghwan Kim, Mansoor Alam: Indoor antispoofing cooperative localization in cellular networks. IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems 51(4): 2823-2833 (2015)
  • Ahmad Y. Javaid, Quamar Niyaz, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam: A Deep Learning Approach for Network Intrusion Detection System. BICT 2015: 21-26
  • Mingzhe Xu, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam: Security enhancement of secure USB debugging in Android system. CCNC 2015: 134-139
  • Quamar Niyaz, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam: Impact on SDN Powered Network Services Under Adversarial Attacks. SCSE 2015: 228-235
  • Mona Nasseri, Hussein Al-Olimat, Mansoor Alam, Junghwan Kim, Robert Green, Wei Cheng: Contiki Cooja simulation for time bounded localization in wireless sensor network. SpringSim (CNS) 2015: 1-7
  • Congyingzi Zhang, Robert Green, Mansoor Alam: Reliability and Utilization Evaluation of a Cloud Computing System Allowing Partial Failures. IEEE CLOUD 2014: 936-937
  • Brett Snyder, Robert Green, Vijay K. Devabhaktuni, Mansoor Alam: Evaluation of Highly Reliable Cloud Computing Systems Using Non-sequential Monte Carlo Simulation. IEEE CLOUD 2014: 940-941
  • Jacob Phillips, Robert Green, Mansoor Alam: Time-of-Flight Distance Measurements Using Smart Phones. IEEE MS 2014: 153-154
  • Thabet Mismar, Junghwan Kim, Mansoor Alam: Anti-spoofing cooperative localization in cellular networks. SpringSim (CNS) 2014: 4
  • Mona Nasseri, Junghwan Kim, Mansoor Alam: Unified metric calculation of sampling-based turbo-coded noncoherent MFSK for mobile channel. SpringSim (CNS) 2014: 7
  • Ahmad Y. Javaid, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam: UAVNet Simulation in UAVSim: A Performance Evaluation and Enhancement. TRIDENTCOM 2014: 107-115
  • Robert C. Green II, Lingfeng Wang, Mansoor Alam, Chanan Singh: Intelligent state space pruning for Monte Carlo simulation with applications in composite power system reliability. Eng. Appl. of AI 26(7): 1707-1724 (2013)
  • Robert C. Green II, Lingfeng Wang, Mansoor Alam: Applications and Trends of High Performance Computing for Electric Power Systems: Focusing on Smart Grid. IEEE Trans. Smart Grid 4(2): 922-931 (2013)
  • Mona Nasseri, Mansoor Alam, Robert C. Green II: MDP based optimal policy for collaborative processing using mobile cloud computing. CLOUDNET 2013: 123-129
  • Ahmad Y. Javaid, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam: UAVSim: A simulation testbed for unmanned aerial vehicle network cyber security analysis. GLOBECOM Workshops 2013: 1432-1436
  • Junghwan Kim, Pooja Raorane, Mona Nasseri, Mansoor Alam: Performance analysis of sampling-based turbo coded NCQFSK for image data transmission. SpringSim (ANSS) 2013: 12
  • Tao Zou, Mansoor Alam, Min Song: A Network Forensics System for Information Leak Events. WASA 2013: 54-63
  • Robert C. Green II, Lingfeng Wang, Mansoor Alam: Training neural networks using Central Force Optimization and Particle Swarm Optimization: Insights and comparisons. Expert Syst. Appl. 39(1): 555-563 (2012)
  • Robert C. Green II, Lingfeng Wang, Mansoor Alam, Richard A. Formato: Central force optimization on a GPU: a case study in high performance metaheuristics. The Journal of Supercomputing 62(1): 378-398 (2012)
  • Nagajyothi Gunti, Weiqing Sun, Mingzhe Xu, Zidong Liu, Mohammed Y. Niamat, Mansoor Alam: A Healthcare Information System with Augmented Access Controls. APWeb 2012: 792-795
  • Changlong Chen, Min Song, Chunsheng Xin, Mansoor Alam: A robust malicious user detection scheme in cooperative spectrum sensing. GLOBECOM 2012: 4856-4861
  • Robert C. Green II, Lingfeng Wang, Mansoor Alam: Intelligent State Space Pruning with local search for power system reliability evaluation. ISGT Europe 2012: 1-8
  • Kang Yao, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam, Mingzhe Xu, Vijay K. Devabhaktuni: A Real-Time Testbed for Routing Network. TRIDENTCOM 2012: 256-270
  • Yichi Zhang, Lingfeng Wang, Weiqing Sun, Robert C. Green II, Mansoor Alam: Distributed Intrusion Detection System in a Multi-Layer Network Architecture of Smart Grids. IEEE Trans. Smart Grid 2(4): 796-808 (2011)
  • Robert C. Green II, Lingfeng Wang, Mansoor Alam, Richard A. Formato: Central Force Optimization on a GPU: A case study in high performance metaheuristics using multiple topologies. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2011: 550-557
  • Robert C. Green II, Lingfeng Wang, Mansoor Alam: Composite power system reliability evaluation using support vector machines on a multicore platform. IJCNN 2011: 2586-2592
  • Barath Vasudevan, Mohammed Y. Niamat, Mansoor Alam, Srinivasa Vemuru: Analysis and test of electromigration failures in FPGAs. ISCAS 2010: 3905-3908
  • Wenlong Ni, Wei Wayne Li, Mansoor Alam: Determination of optimal call admission control policy in wireless networks. IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications 8(2): 1038-1044 (2009)
  • Wenlong Ni, Wei Wayne Li, Mansoor Alam: Optimal CAC Policy in Multimedia Wireless Networks with Reservation Channel Schemes. GLOBECOM 2008: 1443-1447
  • Wenlong Ni, Wei Wayne Li, Mansoor Alam: Optimal Call Admission Control Policy for the RCS Schemes in Wireless Networks. ICC 2008: 2845-2848
  • Tao Li, Min Song, Mansoor Alam: Compromised Sensor Nodes Detection: A Quantitative Approach. ICDCS Workshops 2008: 352-357

Work Experience

  • Chairman, EECS Department, University of Toledo, Ohio, 2009‐2019
  • Graduate Director, EECS Department, University of Toledo, Ohio, 1996 –1998; 2008‐2017
  • Undergraduate Director, EECS Department, University of Toledo, Ohio, 1999‐2003
  • Professor (tenured), EECS Department, University of Toledo, Ohio, 1989‐2019
  • Professor (tenured), Acting Director (1985-1987), School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada 1985‐1990
  • Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1982‐1985
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 1980‐1982
  • Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 1977‐1980
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1976‐1977
  • Research Fellow, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Eng., University of Liverpool, England, 1975‐1976
  • Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, India  1974‐1975

Mansoor Alam