About Me

Back when we were still a kid, my parents usually schooled us to “talk less and listen more”. I fell in love with wireless on discovering that wireless radios listened more to my parents than me.

I have spent many years developing reliable synchronized low power wireless communication protocols as part of my doctorate studies at the Communication and Internet Research group of Prof. Chan Mun Choon at the School of Computing of the National University of Singapore. Some of my work can be found in prestigious networking conferencing like IPSN and others. Taking a break from Ph.D., I interned at Microsoft Research India where I collaborated with Dr. Ramachandran Ramjee, Dr. Krishna Chintalapudi and Dr. Ranjita Bhagwan of the Mobility, Networks and Systems group to build a Smart HVAC system.

More recently, I'm leading the wireless product development efforts at Ackcio and disrupting the construction and mining sector in over 12 countries.

SoCBytes have featured some fun facts about me and my personal life in their blog. Thanks to Toh Tien-Yi for maintaining it for SoC members. Kudos!

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Research Group

Research Interest

My research interests are at the confluence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). More specifically, I aim at designing reliable and efficient wireless communication protocols tailored for the challenging urban environment facing severe cross-technology interference (CTI). Besides this, I also work on other research topics under the broad umbrella of IoT. My projects include:
  • Towards scalable synchronous transmissions in low-power wireless networks
  • Tackling cross-technology interference in urban environment
  • Exploring alternate ways of synchronizing IoT devices
  • Making HVAC systems smart


  • 2018
    • Mobashir Mohammad, Paramasiven Appavoo, Ebram Kamal William and Mun Choon Chan. "Indriya2: A Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Testbed." Proceedings of the 13th Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communications. Springer, 2018. [PDF] - Full Paper
    • Mobashir Mohammad and Mun Choon Chan. "Codecast: supporting data driven in-network processing for low-power wireless sensor networks." Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN). IEEE, 2018. [PDF] - Full Paper
    • Mobashir Mohammad, Raj Joshi and Mun Choon Chan. "EleTrack: Ultra-Low-Power Retrofitted Monitoring for Elevators." Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN). Junction Publishing, 2018. [PDF] - Full Paper
  • 2017
    • Mobashir Mohammad, Manjunath Doddavenkatappa and Mun Choon Chan. "Improving Performance of Synchronous Transmission Based Protocol using Multi-Channel Capture Effect." ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, 10(2), November 2016 (TOSN). ACM, 2016. [PDF] - Full Paper
  • 2016
    • Jan Beutel, Carlo Alberto Boano, Mun Choon Chan, Simon Duquennoy, Omprakash Gnawali, Olaf Landsiedel, Mobashir Mohammad, Luca Mottola, Lothar Thiele, Xavier Vilajosana, Thiemo Voigt, Thomas Watteyne and Marco Zimmerling. "Poster Abstract: A Benchmark for Low-power Wireless Networking." Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys). ACM, 2016. [PDF] - Poster
    • Mobashir Mohammad, Xiangfa Guo and Mun Choon Chan. "Oppcast: Exploiting Spatial and Channel Diversity for Robust Data Collection in Urban Environments." Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN). IEEE, 2016. [PPT, PDF] - Full Paper
    • Mobashir Mohammad, Xiangfa Guo and Mun Choon Chan. "Demo Abstract: Enabling Robust Data Collection in Unplanned Cross-Technology Interference of Urban Environments." Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN). IEEE, 2016. (Best Demo Award) [PDF] - Demo
    • Xiangfa Guo, Mobashir Mohammad, Sudipta Saha, Mun Choon Chan, Seth Gilbert and Derek Leong. "PSync: Visible Light-Based Time Synchronization for Internet of Things (IoT)." Proceedings of the 35th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM). IEEE, 2016. [PDF] - Full Paper
    • Mobashir Mohammad, Xiangfa Guo, Mun Choon Chan. "Demo Abstract: Robust Data Collection Despite Cross-Technology Interference in Urban Environments" Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN). ACM, 2016. [PDF] - Demo
  • 2015
    • Mobashir Mohammad. "Tackling Self Interference, Cross-Technology Interference and Channel Fading in Wireless Sensor Networks." Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys). ACM, 2015. [PPT, PDF] - Doctorial Colloquium
  • 2014
    • Rohan Banerjee, Mobashir Mohammad, and Sipra Das Bit. "Partial DCT-based energy efficient compression algorithm for wireless multimedia sensor network." Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT). IEEE, 2014. [PDF] - Full Paper
  • 2011
    • Amrita Ghosal, Mobashir Mohammad, and Sipra Das Bit. "A jamming defending data-forwarding scheme for delay sensitive applications in WSN." Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Wireless Communication, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology (Wireless VITAE). IEEE, 2011. (Best Paper Award) [PDF] - Full Paper


At School of Computing, National University of Singapore, I served as teaching assistant for the following lectures:

  • Introduction to Computer Networking (CS2105)
  • Wireless Computing and Sensor Networks (CS4222)
    • AY 2015/16 (Semester 2)
    • AY 2016/17 (Semester 2)


Oct 2018: Our paper Indriya got accepted at TRIDENTCOM 2018
Jan 2018: Our paper Codecast got accepted at IPSN 2018
Jan 2018: Our paper EleTrack got accepted at EWSN 2018
Apr 2017: Our paper Syncast got accepted at TOSN 2016
Nov 2016: Passed Thesis Proposal
Aug 2016: Awarded NUS Research Achievement Award
Apr 2016: Oppcast received best demo award at IPSN 2016
Feb 2016: Demo accepted at IPSN 2016
Jan 2016: Our Oppcast paper got accepted at IPSN 2016
Nov 2015: Our PSync paper got accepted at INFOCOM 2016
Nov 2015: Demo accepted at ICDCN 2016
Nov 2015: Presented at SenSys 2015 Doctoral Colloquium
Oct 2015: 2nd at NUS Three Minute Thesis Challenge
May 2015: Research Intern at Microsoft Research India

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