Fatima Muhammad Anwar
Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA, 56-125B Engineering IV Building, 420 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594, USA


I am an Electrical Engineering Graduate student at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I started my PhD in Fall 2014 under the supervision of Professor Mani B Srivastava at Networked and Embedded System Lab (NESL). My research interests lie in system design and programming Embedded systems (ES), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT). Currently, I am a part of a major NSF project, ROSELINE: Making Time Prime, which is revolutionizing how we keep track of time in Cyber Physical Systems. This is a collaborative effort among UCLA, CMU, UCSB, UCSD and University of Utah. We are designing "Quality of Time (QoT)" stack for Roseline and implementing on commodity Linux based platforms.

Prior to joining UCLA, I was an android sofware developer at Samsung Electronics, Mobile Communications Division. Also, I did my Masters in Computer Engineering from Ajou university, South Korea, right before joining Samsung Electronics, with a focus on research issues in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs).

CV provided on request.


PhD. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
[September 2014 - Present] [GPA: 4/4]
  • Supervisor: Professor Mani Srivastava, Joint faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering department, UCLA
  • Research: System design and programming Embedded systems (ES), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT)

MS. in Computer Engineering, Ajou University, South Korea
[March 2009 - Feb 2011] [GPA: 4.44/4.5]
  • Supervisor: Professor Seung-wha Yoo, faculty in Computer Science department
  • Thesis: Spherical Mapping based load-aware Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks

BSc. in Electrical Engineering: Electronics & Communication, University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan
[September 2004 - August 2008] [GPA: 3.85/4]
  • Supervisor: Professor K.M.Hassan, faculty in Electrical Engineering department
  • Thesis: The Chasing Robot

Research Work

  • Roseline: making time prime through 'Quality of Time (QoT)' stack
  • Wireless Sensor Networks: service discovery, routing and reliability
  • The Chasing Robot: moving towards Industrial Automation

Courses Taught

  • Control Systems and Lab (Winter 2009)
  • Electric circuits and Lab (Fall 2008)

Publications & Reports

  • Fatima M. Anwar, Sandeep D'souza, Andrew Symington, Adwait Dongare, Anthony Rowe, Raj Rajkumar, Mani Srivastava.
    Timeline: An Operating System Abstraction for Time-Aware Applications. in Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), Dec 2016

  • Amr Alanwar, Fatima M. Anwar, Mani Srivastava.
    Realizing Uncertainty-Aware Timing Stack in Embedded Operating System. in Workshop on Embedded Operating Systems (EWiLi), Oct 2016

  • Fatima M. Anwar, M. Taqi Raza, Seung wha Yoo, Ki hyung Kim.
    Spherical Mapping based Load Aware Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks. MS Thesis report
  • Fatima M. Anwar, M. Taqi Raza, Seung wha Yoo, Ki hyung Kim.
    ENUM based service discovery architecture for 6LoWPAN in IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC), April 2010
  • Fatima M. Anwar, Seung wha Yoo, Ki hyung Kim.
    Survey on service discovery for Wireless Sensor Networks. in ICUFN, June 2010

  • Honors and Awards

    2015:University of California Los Angeles Graduate Assistantship
    2014:UCLA EE Departmental Fellowship
    2013:Promotion to Associate Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Mobile Communication Division
    09~11:Korean Govt. Scholarship, Brain Korea (BK21), and Tuition fee waiver provided by Korean government for MS in Computer Engineering
    2010:Funded by BK21 to present at conferences in Sydney Australia and Jeju Island
    2008:Received 2nd price in robotics engineering project competition in SOFTEC; 4th International & 13th National Event; Biggest nationwide competition with more than 100 participant universities
    07~08:Served in office as Honorary secretary of Institute of Engineering & Technology, IET
    2004:2nd/50,000 in the Entrance exam of UET, Lahore; 5th/150,000 in Higher Secondary School Examination; Recipient of HSSC Pakistan Government Bright Students scholarship


    "One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."

    - Elbert Hubbard

    © Fatima Muhammad Anwar | Updated 10/20/2016