Division Chief, Advanced Network Technologies Division, within The Information Technology Lab
Abdella Battou is the Division Chief of the Advanced Network Technologies Division, within The Information Technology Lab at NIST. He also leads the Cloud Computing Program.
Before joining NIST in 2012, Abdella served as the Executive Director of The Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) GigaPop founded by The University Of Maryland, The George Washington University, The Georgetown University and The Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
From 2000 to 2009, he was Chief Technology Officer, and Vice President of Research and Development for Lambda OpticalSystems, where he was responsible for overseeing the company's system architectures, hardware design and software development teams.
Additionally, he served as senior research scientist for the Naval Research Laboratory's high speed networking group, Center for Computational Sciences from 1992 to 2000.
Dr. Battou holds a PhD and MSEE in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America.