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 Engineer, Washington University.
  • MS, AI/ML, The University of Taxes at Austin (2023).
  • MS, Electrical Engineer, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • BS, Electrical Engineer, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Dr. Ammar Mark Rayes is a Technology Director at Cisco systems focusing on AI/ML, network management, and IoT. He has authored 4 books, 200+ publications in refereed journals and conferences and 50+ patents.

He is the founding president and board member of www.issip.org, editor-in-chief of “Advances of IoT” Journal and editorial board member of  IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications,  IEEE Blockchain Technical Brief, the European Alliance for Innovation,  and  IEEE Industry Communities Board. 

Dr. Rayes has served a guest editor of over two dozens IEEE journals and magazine issues, Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Internet Technology Journal, Associate Editor of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal, International Journal of Communication Systems , General co-chair of the Frontiers in Service Conference and appeared as Keynote speaker at several IEEE and industry Conferences.  

He received his BS and MS degrees in EE from the University of Illinois at Urbana, MS in AI/ML at the University of Taxes at Austin,  and Ph.D. degree in EE from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Telecommunications.