Dr. Abdul Salam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at the Purdue University. His research involves underground soil sensing, wireless communications, Internet of Underground Things in digital agriculture, sensor-guided irrigation systems, and vehicular communications. He received his B.Sc. and MS degrees in Computer Sciences from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan in 2001 and 2004, respectively; and MS in Computer Engineering from UET, Taxila, Pakistan in 2012. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the Cyber-Physical Networking Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, under the guidance of Professor Mehmet C. Vuran.
Abdul Salam has served in the Pakistan Army for 9 years in a number of command, staff, and field roles. He held the Principal position at the Army Public School and College, Thal Cantonment. Prior to his service at Pakistan Military, he was a lecturer at Department of Computer Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan; and Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. He is the recipient of ICCCN 2016 Best Student Paper Award, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Fellowship, Gold Medal MS (CS) on securing first position in order of merit, and 2016-2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award from Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Abdul Salam directs the Environmental Networking Technology (ENT) laboratory. He is the member of the Realizing the Digital Enterprise (RDE) research group and Center for Environment (C4E), a Purdue's initiative for interdisciplinary, problem-driven research and teaching. He has served as an associate editor in IEEE GRSS Remote Sensing Code Library from 2016 to 2018. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor of the Advanced Electromagnetics Journal.