Moussa Ayyash

Moussa Ayyash


Director of CINSER >>

Contact Information
Phone: (773) 821-2441
Office: ED - Room 208E
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
M.S., University of Jordan, Jordan
B.Sc., Mu’tah University, Jordan



Research (Google Scholar >> ) Research interests include coexistence strategies for heterogeneous networks, wireless communications, visible light communications, computing networks, network security, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence.

Representative Publications:

  • K. Ahmad, W. Iqbal, A. El-Hassan; J. Qadir, D. Benhaddou, M. Ayyash, and A. Al-Fuqaha, "Data-Driven Artificial Intelligence in Education: A Comprehensive Review," in IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2023, doi: 10.1109/TLT.2023.3314610.
  • R. Ahmad, M. Ayyash, H. B. Salameh, R. El-Khazali and H. Elgala, "Indoor Flying Networks for 6G: Concepts, Challenges, Enabling Technologies, and Opportunities," in IEEE Communications Magazine, doi: 10.1109/MCOM.009.2200559.
  • S. Hamdan, S. Almajali, M. Ayyash, H. Bany Salameh, and Y. Jararweh, “An Intelligent Edge-enabled Distributed Multi-Task Learning Architecture for Large-scale IoT-based Cyber-physical Systems.” Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 2023.
  • A. Singh, H. B. Salameh, M. Ayyash and H. Elagla, "A Novel VL-Based Positioning Model for Obstacle Location Sensing and 3-D Shape Detection in Crowded Indoor Networks," in IEEE Sensors Letters, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 1-4, Aug. 2023, Art no. 3501604, doi: 10.1109/LSENS.2023.3300822.
  • R. Ahmad, H. Elgala, S. Almajali, H. B. Salameh and M. Ayyash, "Unified Physical Layer Learning Framework Towards VLC-Enabled 6G-Indoor-Flying-Networks," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2023, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2023.3307224.
  • S. Shao, M. Nazzal, A. Khreishah and M. Ayyash, "Self-Optimizing Data Offloading in Mobile Heterogeneous Radio-Optical Networks: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach," in IEEE Network, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 100-106, March/April 2022, doi: 10.1109/MNET.007.2100606.
  • M. Rahouti, K. Xiong, Y. Xin, S. K. Jagatheesaperumal, M. Ayyash and M. Shaheed, "SDN Security Review: Threat Taxonomy, Implications, and Open Challenges," in IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 45820-45854, 2022, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3168972.
  • B. Alhijawi, S. Almajali, H. Elgala, H. Bany Salameh, and M. Ayyash (2022). “A Survey on DoS/DDoS Mitigation Techniques in SDNs: Classification, Comparison, Solutions, Testing Tools and Datasets.” Computers and Electrical Engineering/Elsevier, 99.
  • M. Rahouti, M. Ayyash, S. K. Jagatheesaperumal and D. Oliveira, "Incremental Learning Implementations and Vision for Cyber Risk Detection in IoT," in IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 114-119, September 2021, doi: 10.1109/IOTM.0011.2100019.
  • Hamdan, S., Ayyash, M., Almajali, S. (2020). Edge-Computing Architectures for Internet of Things Applications: A Survey. Sensors, 20(22), 6441.
  •  A. Gharaibeh, A. Khreishah, B. Ji and M. Ayyash, "A Provably Efficient Online Collaborative Caching Algorithm for Multicell-Coordinated Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 1863-1876, 1 Aug. 2016, doi: 10.1109/TMC.2015.2474364.
  • H. A. Bany Salameh, S. Almajali, M. Ayyash and H. Elgala, "Spectrum Assignment in Cognitive Radio Networks for Internet-of-Things Delay-Sensitive Applications Under Jamming Attacks," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1904-1913, June 2018, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2817339.
  • M. Rahaim, I. Abdalla, M. Ayyash, H. Elgala, A. Khreishah and T. D. C. Little, "Welcome to the CROWD: Design Decisions for Coexisting Radio and Optical Wireless Deployments," in IEEE Network, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 174-182, Sept.-Oct. 2019, doi: 10.1109/MNET.2019.1800297.
  • S. Hriez, S. Almajali, H. Elgala, M. Ayyash and H. B. Salameh, "A Novel Trust-Aware and Energy-Aware Clustering Method That Uses Stochastic Fractal Search in IoT-Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks," in IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 2693-2704, June 2022, doi: 10.1109/JSYST.2021.3065323.
  • H. A. Bany Salameh, M. H. Khadr, M. Al-Quraan, M. Ayyash, H. Elgala and S. Almajali, "Jamming-Aware Simultaneous Multi-Channel Decisions for Opportunistic Access in Delay-Critical IoT-Based Sensor Networks," in IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 2889-2898, 1 Feb.1, 2022, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2021.3136640.
  • M. Alhafnawi, H. Bany Salameh, A Masadeh, H. Al-Obiedollah, M. Ayyash, R. El-Khazali, and H. Elgala, "A Survey of Indoor and Outdoor UAV-Based Target Tracking Systems: Current Status, Challenges, Technologies, and Future Directions," in IEEE Access, vol. 11, pp. 68324-68339, 2023, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3292302.
  • M. H. Khadr, H. B. Salameh, M. Ayyash, H. Elgala and S. Almajali, "Jamming resilient multi-channel transmission for cognitive radio IoT-based medical networks," in Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 666-678, Dec. 2022, doi: 10.23919/JCN.2022.000042.
  • A. Khreishah, S. Shao, A. Gharaibeh, M. Ayyash, H. Elgala and N. Ansari, "A Hybrid RF-VLC System for Energy Efficient Wireless Access," in IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 932-944, Dec. 2018, doi: 10.1109/TGCN.2018.2849944.
  • S. Shao, A. Khreishah, M. Ayyash, M. Rahaim, H. Elgala; V. Jungnickel, D. Schulz; T. D.C. Little., "Design and analysis of a visible-light-communication enhanced WiFi system," in Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 960-973, October 2015, doi: 10.1364/JOCN.7.000960.
  • M. Ayyash et al., "Coexistence of WiFi and LiFi toward 5G: concepts, opportunities, and challenges," in IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 64-71, February 2016, doi: 10.1109/MCOM.2016.7402263.
  • A. Al-Fuqaha, M. Guizani, M. Mohammadi, M. Aledhari and M. Ayyash, "Internet of Things: A Survey on Enabling Technologies, Protocols, and Applications," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 2347-2376, 2015, doi: 10.1109/COMST.2015.2444095.


Representative Funded Projects:

  • PI: Moussa Ayyash; co-PI: Kimberly Black: "Pivots: Chicagoland Partnership for Semiconductor and Microelectronics Experiential Learning (Mic2ExL)," Sponsored by US National Science Foundation, $999,955.00. (Oct. 2023 – Sept 2026).
  • Co-PI: Moussa Ayyash, Pervan, Boris (Principal), Joerger, Mathieu (Co-Principal), Freeman, Laura (Co-Principal), Walter, Todd (Co-Principal), Farrell, Jay, "Center for Assured and Resilient Navigation in Advanced TransportatION Systems (CARNATIONS)," Sponsored by US Department of Transportation, $10,000,000.00. (June 2023 – May 2028).
  • Co-PI: Moussa Ayyash, Daniel Block (Principal), "Advancing Broadband Equity through Learning Intermediaries in the Neighborhoods of Chicago (ABELINC)," Sponsored by US National Telecommunications and Information Administration, $3,940,023. (March 1, 2023 - February 28, 2025).
  • Senior Personnel: Moussa Ayyash, Chris Botanga (co-Principal), "ILSPRA," Sponsored by US National Science Foundation, Federal, $4,000,000.00. (September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2025).
  • PI: Moussa Ayyash, "Fulbright Scholar Program Application," Sponsored by J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, Federal. (May 15, 2023 - August 15, 2023).
  • PI: Moussa Ayyash, "Fulbright Specialist Award (Jordan)," Sponsored by J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, $10,750.00. (June 13, 2022 - August 13, 2022).
  • Co-PI: Moussa Ayyash, Abdallah Khreishah (Principal), "NeTS: Small: Collaborative Research: Coexistence of Directional Communications within 5G Networks: The Case for Visible Light Enhanced Small-Cells," Sponsored by US National Science Foundation, $180,848.00. (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2020).
  • Co-PI: Moussa Ayyash, John Sands (Principal), "SFS: Capacity: A Streamlined Cyber-Security & Intelligence (CS&I) Pathway: A Collaborative Model between Two Centers of Academic Excellence (IC CAE & CAE2Y)," Sponsored by US National Science Foundation, $499,981.00. (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2020).
  • PI: Moussa Ayyash, Geb. Mulugeta (co-Principal), Kimberly Black-Parker (co-Principal), "Intelligence and Cyber-Security Education and Research (ICSER) Project," Sponsored by Department of Defense, $1,871,032.00. (September 8, 2014 - September 7, 2019).
  • PI: Moussa Ayyash, "Fulbright Specialist Award (Icland)," Sponsored by J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, (November 26, 2018 - December 18, 2018).
  • PI: Moussa Ayyash, "GenCyber@CSU Camp (Robotics)," Sponsored by US National Security Agency, $98,372.26. (March 24, 2018 - April 30, 2019).
  • PI: Moussa Ayyash, "GenCyber@CSU Camp," Sponsored by US National Security Agency,  $71,671.31. (March 30, 2017 - March 30, 2018).

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