Mansoor Alam, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

Department

Electrical Engineering

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

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