I am a Research Associate Professor with the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering and a core faculty affiliate of the Center for Automotive Research, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. I received a Ph.D. degree in Control Systems from Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2011. My research includes controls, optimization, and diagnostics of automotive systems with a focus on their efficiency, safety, and security. I have authored more than 100+ international peer-reviewed publications and received the OSU’s Lumley Research Award in 2018, SAE’s Buckendale Award in 2019, and SAE’s Forest R. McFarland Award in 2022.

I have secured $6M in research awards funded by US DOE, US DOT, Automotive OEMs, and Suppliers. A few ongoing projects are USDOE Super Truck 2, USDOE Super Truck 3USDOT UTC CARMEN, and USDOE CoVaR.

I am also the lead advisor of the Buckeye AutoDrive Team participating in the SAE/GM AutoDrive Challenge.

I am also affiliated with OSU's Sustainability InstitueInstitue of Cybersecurity and Digital Trust, and 6GandBeyond.



  • Optimal and Learning based Control 
  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics
  • Health monitoring, Fault Diagnosis, CyberSecurity 
  • Connected, Automated, and Energy Efficient Powertrain
  • Highly Automated Vehicles
  • Energy Efficient Fleets