Loay Abusalah, Ph.D.

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Loay Abusalah is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He is also the Director of Assessment and Accreditation at the College of Engineering and a faculty at the Interdisciplinary Product Development program at UIC Innovation Center. Prof. Abusalah is also a consultant in several organizations, including Dell Corporation, Cricket Wireless, Caterpillar Inc, Wilson Sports, Sears-Kenmore, SteelSeries, USG Corporation, and Cobra Electronics. His role with his research team is to design and build complete engineering solutions to real challenging problems that satisfy the market needs for these companies. Prof. Abusalah has also worked with many national and international universities helping them in building their accredittaion road map.


Dr. Abusalah has published many technical papers in refereed conferences and journals in the areas of wireless networks, security and computer networks. His research interests include the design, analysis and implementation of network security systems, wireless routing protocols and next generation network architectures and protocols. He serves  as a reviewer for many journals and conferences such as IEEE Communication and Information Security, IEEE Survey and Tutorials, Wiley-Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Globecom, Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), International Conference in Communication (ICC). He is also a Program Evaluator (PEV) for accreditation at ABET for Computer Science and Information Technology Programs.


Dr. Abusalah has recently received multiple awards for his distinguished work in Assessment, Accreditation, Teaching and Research. In January 2009, for his distinguished work in assessment and accreditation, Dr. Abusalah was recognized as an “Assessment Scholar” by Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL)-- a branch of Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United State. In January 2010, he received the “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the College of Engineering and the Academy of Excellence in Teaching Education at UIC.  In Aug 2009, he received a “Publication Proclamation” from Robert Morris University for his distinguished research publication in securing wireless networks. Dr. Abusalah is an active members in many organizations, such as; the Institute of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IEEE), Engineering Without Borders (EWB), Product Development Management Association (PDMA), CISCO University Program, iPhone Developer Program, Google Android University Program, and other engineering, accreditation and assessment organizations.

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