Abusayeed Saifullah

Abusayeed Saifullah

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

5057 Woodward Ave. Suite# 14110.2, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA

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Abusayeed Saifullah


Abusayeed Saifullah is an assistant professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University. He received PhD in Computer Science and Engineering with Turner Dissertation Award under the supervision of Chenyang Lu from Washington University in St Louis. His research concerns Internet-of-Things, cyber-physical systems, real-time and embedded systems, and wireless networks. He published more than 60 papers in top-tier conferences including ACM SenSys, IEEE RTSS, IEEE RTAS, and ACM/IEEE IoTDI, and journals including ACM/IEEE Trans. on Networking, ACM Trans. on Sensor Networks, IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Trans. on Computers, and ACM Trans. on Embedded Computing Systems. He has a total citations of 3,500+ with an h-index of 25 according to Google Scholar. He received eight Best Paper Awards and nominations in highly competitive conferences including ACM SenSys (2016), IEEE RTSS (2019, 2014, 2011), IEEE ICII (2018), IEEE RTAS (2012), and ACM EWSN (2021). He also received NSF CAREER award (2019) and Wayne State University's College of Engineering Faculty Research Excellence Award (2020). He is serving as a program chair of IEEE ICESS 2020, served as a track chair of IEEE ICCCN 2019, and as a TPC member of ACM SenSys, IEEE RTSS, ACM/IEEE IoTDI, IEEE RTAS, ACM/IEEE ICCPS, ACM MobiHoc, and IEEE INFOCOM. He is an editor of Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal. Here is the link to his homepage: https://saifullah.eng.wayne.edu.


PhD, Washington University in St Louis, 2014

Research Interests

Internet of Things, Cyber-physical systems, Real-time & embedded systems, Wireless network, and Parallel and distributed computing.

Research Projects

 Projects on Internet of Things: https://www.abusayeedsaifullah.com/research/iot-projects

Projects on Cyber-Physical Systems: https://www.abusayeedsaifullah.com/research/cps-projects


Selected 10 Recent Papers (For full list, see https://www.abusayeedsaifullah.com/publications):

Venkata Modekurthy, Dali Ismail, Mahbubur Rahman, and Abusayeed Saifullah; “Low-latency in-band integration of multiple low-power wide-area networks”, In RTAS '21 (The 27th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium); CPS-IoT Week 2021; pp. 1--13; 2021.

Sezana Fahmida*, Venkata Modekurthy*, Mahbubur Rahman, Abusayeed Saifullah, Marco Brocanelli; "Long-Lived LoRa: Prolonging the Lifetime of a LoRa Network"; in ICNP ’20 (The 28th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols); pp. 1–12; 2020. *Co-first-author. Acceptance rate: 16.8%.

Corey Tessler, Venkata Modekurthy, Nathan Fisher, Abusayeed Saifullah; "Bringing Inter-Thread Cache Benefits to Federated Scheduling"; In RTAS '20 (The 26th IEEE/USENIX Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium). pp. 281-- 295; 2020. Acceptance rate: 27%

Mahbubur Rahman and Abusayeed Saifullah; "Integrating Multiple Low-Power Wide-Area Networks for Enhanced Scalability and Extended Coverage"; In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking; Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 413–426; 2020

Ashik Bhuiyan, Kecheng Yang, Samsil Arefin, Abusayeed Saifullah, Nan Guan, and Zhishan Guo; “Mixed-criticality multicore scheduling of real-time gang task systems”; In RTSS ’19 (The 39th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium) ; pp. 469--480; 2019; Acceptance rate: 21%. Best Student Paper Award

Venkata Modekurthy*, Abusayeed Saifullah*, and Sanjay Madria; “DistributedHART: A Distributed Real-Time Scheduling System for WirelessHART Networks”; pp. 216 -- 227; In IEEE RTAS ’19 (The 25th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium); 2019; *Co-first-author; Acceptance rate: 25.8%

Mahbubur Rahman, Dali Ismail, Venkata Modekurthy, and Abusayeed Saifullah; “Implementation of LPWAN over White Spaces for Practical Deployment”, In ACM/IEEE IoTDI ’19 (The 4th ACM/IEEE Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation); pp. 178 --189; 2019; Acceptance rate: 28%

Abusayeed Saifullah, Sriram Sankar, Jie Liu, Chenyang Lu, Ranveer Chandra, and Bodhi Priyantha; “CapNet: Exploiting Wireless Sensor Networks for Data Center Power Capping”; ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks; extended version of RTSS ’14 paper; Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 6:1--6:36; 2019

Abusayeed Saifullah*, Mahbubur Rahman*, Dali Ismail, Chenyang Lu, Jie Liu, and Ranveer Chandra, “Low-Power Wide-Area Network over White Spaces”, in ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 1893--1906; 2018. * First co-author.

Abusayeed Saifullah*, Mahbubur Rahman*, Dali Ismail, Chenyang Lu, Jie Liu, and Ranveer Chandra, “Enabling Reliable, Asynchronous, and Bidirectional Communication in Sensor Networks over White Spaces”, in ACM SenSys ’17 (15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems); pp. 1--14; 2017. * First co-author. Acceptance rate: 17%

Professional Affiliations

Editor - Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 2018 -- present
Guest Editor -  IEEE Internet of Thing 2020--2021, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 2016-2018.

General chair - IEEE ICESS 2021
Program chair - IEEE ICESS 2020
Co-chair - Wireless LAN, Ad Hoc, and Mesh Networks (WAM) track, IEEE ICCCN 2019 
Program Committee member - SenSys 2017-18, ICCPS 2017-18, 2021, RTSS 2014-16, 2019-20, INFOCOM 2016-20, IoTDI 2017-18, RTAS 2017, MobiHoc 2016, EWSN 2017-18, RTCSA 2015-2019, BigData 2019-20, ICII 2018-19, IWQoS 2019-20.

Awards and Honors

Best paper award nominee at ACM EWSN 2021.

Faculty Research Excellence Award 2020 of the College of Engineering.

Best Student Paper Award at IEEE RTSS 2019.

NSF CAREER Award 2019.

Outstanding Paper Award at  RTSS 2019.

Best paper award at IEEE ICII ’18.

Best paper award nominee at ACM SenSys ’16.

NSF CRII Award 2016.

2014 Turner PhD Dissertation Award of Washington University’s CSE department.

The best paper award at RTSS ’14 (The 35th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium).

Best paper award nominee at RTAS ‘12 (The 18th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium).

The best student paper award at RTSS ’11 (The 32nd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium).

The best student paper award at ISPA ‘07 (The 5th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications)

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