Member of Electronics & Photonics Solutions Group
Dr. Saleh is a Researcher and an Adjunct Professor in the ECE Department at UCSB since October 2011, conducting research on optical networking and photonics technology for chip-scale to global-scale applications. From 2005 to 2011, he was a DARPA Program Manager, where he initiated research in various areas of optical networking. From 1999 to 2004, he held various leadership positions in the optical networking industry, including Corvis, the first company to commercialize core all-optical networks. From 1970 to 1999, he was with Bell Labs / AT&T Labs Research, conducting and leading research on optical and wireless networks. Between 1992 and 1999, he led the AT&T effort on several cross-industry DARPA-funded consortia that pioneered the vision of all-optical networking in backbone, regional, metro and access networks.
He served on the OFC Technical Program Committee from 1995 to 1998, and served as Technical Program Co-Chair in 1999, General Program Co-Chair in 2001, and Member of the Steering Committee from 2001 to 2006. He has more than 100 publications and 25 patents. He holds Ph.D. and B.Sc. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and Alexandria University, Egypt, respectively. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the OSA.