Rayes, Ammar

Rayes, Ammar

Adjunct Professor School of Engineering - SJSU
Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems


Preferred: ammar.rayes@sjsu.edu

Alternate: rayes@cisco.com


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineer, Washington University.
  • MS, Electrical Engineer, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • BS, Electrical Engineer, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Dr. Ammar Rayes is a Distinguished Engineer (Technology Director) at Cisco Systems focusing on the Technology Strategy for Cisco Services.  His current work includes IoT, advanced analytics, machine learning and data security. Previously at Cisco, he led solution teams focusing on mobile wireless, network management NMS/OSS and metro Ethernet. Prior to join Cisco, he was the Director of Traffic Engineering at Bellcore (formally Bell Labs).

Ammar has authored three books (latest: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319448589#aboutBook), over 100 publications in refereed journals and conferences on advances in software & networking related technologies and over 25 patents. He is the Founding President of the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals, Adjunct Professor at SJSU, Editor-in-Chief of “Advances of Internet of Things” Journal and Editorial Board Member of the European Alliance for Innovation  - Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems. He has served as Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Internet Technology and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journals, Guest Editor of multiple journals and several IEEE Communication Magazine issues, co-chaired the Frontiers in Service Conference and appeared as Keynote speaker at multiple IEEE and industry Conferences.

At Cisco, Ammar is the founding chair of Cisco Services Research and Cisco Services Patent Council.  He received Cisco Chairman’s Choice Award for IoT Excellent Innovation & Execution. Ammar received his BS and MS Degrees in EE from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, IL, USA and his Ph.D. degree in EE from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Telecommunications.