Hady R. Salloum

Dr. Hady Salloum is the Director of the DHS Science and Technology’s National Center of Excellence for Maritime Security, led by Stevens Institute of Technology.  He is also Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens. He has 35 years of experience in industry and academia, directing large-scale, complex research and development projects as well as field experiments and is currently responsible for leading research that spans various engineering and science disciplines. Most recently, he has been leading key border and maritime security projects, including sensor development and integration using acoustics, radar, Software Defined Radio, Optics, and Infrared sensors.

Prior to Stevens, Professor Salloum spent 20 years working in the Bell Telephone System, where he had many positions ranging from Member of the Technical Staff to Vice President. Early in his career at Bell, he developed Systems Requirements and Architecture for Broadband Access Technologies, including Fiber to the Home, DSL, and Wi-Max and published more than 100 papers in this area, mainly on fiber-to-the-home.

He was appointed by DHS Secretary Nielsen to serve on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. He is a senior member of the IEEE and has served as technical editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine as well as many other leadership roles. He holds two patents and is a charter member of the National Academy of Inventors. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.