M. A. Baba

Work place: Department of Computer and Communications Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi (ATBU), P. M. B. 0248, Nigeria



Research Interests: Computational Science and Engineering


M. A. Baba obtained his first degree in 2010 from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria (ATBU) in Electrical/Electronics Engineering. He further received his MSc. Degree in Information Technology from the University of Wolverhampton, U.K, in 2013. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. with Advanced Radio Frequency and Microwave Research Group (ARFMG), School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia UTM, Malaysia. His areas of research interest include metamaterial antenna for MIMO applications and have been with ATBU Bauchi since 2014 as a lecturer.

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Image Recognition Based Autonomous Driving: A Deep Learning Approach

By N. M. Tahir U. I. Bature K. A. Abubakar M. A. Baba S. M. Yarima

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijem.2020.06.02, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2020

Autonomous vehicle (AV) is a broad field in artificial intelligence which has seen monumental growth in the past decade and this had a significant impact in bridging the gap between the capability the intelligence of human and the efficiency of machines. With millions of people losing their lives, or have being a victim of road traffic accidents. There is a need to find a suitable algorithm for a navigation system in an autonomous vehicle with the purpose of help mitigate the traffic rule violation that most human drivers make that lead leads to traffic accidents. With both researchers and enthusiasts developing several algorithms for AVs, this field has been split into several modules which continually broaden the scope of AV’s technology. In this paper, we focus on the lane navigation which has an important part of the AV movement on the road. Here lane decision making is optimized by using deep learning techniques in creating a Neural Network model that focuses on generating steering commands by taking an image the road mapped out with lane markings. The navigation aid is a front-facing camera mounted and images from the camera are used to compute steering commands. The end to end learning scheme was developed by Nvidia cooperation to train a model to compute steering command from a front-facing camera. The model does not focus on detecting the lane but only generating the appropriate command for steering AVs’ on the road. This focus on one objective of the model helps in maximizing the potential of better accuracy in lane navigation of our AVs. The modeled car navigates through the designed lanes accurately with the level of intelligence the car shows in maneuvering through the lanes shows this method is more suitable in lane navigation.

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Automatic plant Irrigation Control System Using Arduino and GSM Module

By S. Akwu U. I. Bature K. I. Jahun M. A. Baba A. Y. Nasir

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijem.2020.03.02, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2020

The evolving information technology abridges the hardship in the daily life of consumers all over the world, hence the application of this knowledge in the irrigation field is necessary nowadays. The exponential growth of demand in food is due to the ever-evolving population of the world, thus it becomes necessary to expand the present area of cultivation. Considering the present situation of weather change due to global warming as a result of industrial activities, farming via irrigation is the reliable process of food production. Water remains the only source for survival for crop production, thus optimal management and proper use of water become pertinent with the ever-increasing land for irrigation. Arduino based automatic plant irrigation control system; provides a simple approach to automated irrigation. This work makes use of the GSM module for the notification of the user about the situation in the farm, this project aims to design and implement an automatic plant irrigation control system using Arduino and GSM module. In this proposed system, there are two main parts hardware and software units. Mechanical units which are the hardware unit comprises of instrumentation systems and watering irrigation systems. The equipment system is based on microcontroller, flow meter, moisture sensor, LCD, and GSM module. The software part comprises of C++ code, this is to enable the linkage between various modules. The main control of this system is the microcontroller unit that serves as the brain for coordinating control for various modules of the system, it synchronizes and operates the watering system and notifies the user about the condition of the field and watering section via GSM module. Implementation of this project will significantly help in a water-saving of about 30 – 50% as compared to the conventional watering system like the sprinkler, improve growth and discourage weeds because water will only be served to the needed area, simple method and timer-based system for automatic watering can be incorporated for efficiency.

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