Rayes, Ammar

Rayes, Ammar

Lecturer AY-B, Industrial & Systems Engr
Adjunct Professor School of Engineering - SJSU Distinguished Engineer Cisco Systems


Preferred: ammar.rayes@sjsu.edu


  • 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 at Cisco Systems (CTO Office - Cisco Services) focusing on R&D and the Technology Strategy.  His research interests include Internet of Things, network and service management systems NMS/OSS/BSS, network analytics, mobility and security.

He has authored over 100 publications in refereed journals and conferences on advances in software & networking related technologies including two books (in the process of publishing 3rd IoT book) and 20 patents.

He is the Founding President of the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals: www.issip.org, Editor-in-Chief of “Advances of Internet of Things” Journal and Board Member on Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems. He has served as Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Associate Editor of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journals, Guest Editor of journals and IEEE Communication Magazine issues, co-chaired the Annual Frontiers in Service Conference and appeared as Keynote Speaker at multiple IEEE Conferences.

At Cisco, Ammar is the founding chair of Cisco Services Patent Council (since 2009) and Cisco Services Research Program. He has received Cisco Chairman’s Choice Award for IoT Excellent Innovation & Execution in 2013.

Dr. Rayes received his BS and MS Degrees in EE from the University of Illinois at Urbana and his Ph.D. degree in EE from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Telecommunications.