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Mustafa Ayad

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Associate Professor

Contact Information

430 Shineman Center
[email protected]

Mustafa Ayad received the Ph.D. degree in Department of Electric and Computer Engineering from the University of Denver in 2013. He received the M. S. from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, 2002 and the B.S. from Department of computer Engineering, Tripoli University Libya, 1993.

Dr. Ayad is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, Oswego, NY, USA. He worked as a lecturer at Al Zawia University, Tripoli-Libya from 2003 until 2008, his role was to teach and supervise Electrical and Computer Engineering students. He worked as a research assistant in the Advanced Mechatronics Lab (AML), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Denver from 2011 to 2013. He joined Purdue University, ECET, as a Post-Doc and Research Scientist in November 2013-July 2018. His role was researching, teaching and assisting to supervise students in the Collaborative Robotic Laboratory (Polytech).


  • RF Mapping
  • Routing Protocols for Ad-hoc Sensor Networks
  • Internet Security
  • Robotic Networks Connectivity Maintenance for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)
  • Cooperative robotic communication
  • Polymer Electronics and 3D printing of electronics
  • Machine Learning
  • PLC Hardware and programming


  • Mustafa, Ayad, and, Mo. Ayad, " Investigates the Radio Frequency Obstacle Effects on Wireless Signal for Robot Communication “ FTC 2021 - Future Technologies Conference October 2021, Accepted.
  • Mustafa, Ayad, and, Mo, Ayad, "  Experimental Characterization of Wireless Signal Interference for Robot Communication - CECNet2021 Conference, CECNet2021, 16, Beijing, china, (Nov. 2021) ,Accepted.
  • Mustafa, Ayad, and R. Voyles, “RF Mapping for Sensor Nodes Connectivity and Communication Signal Recovery”, Computing Conference 2021, London, United Kingdom, July 2021, Accepted.
  • Mustafa Ayad, and R.M. Voyles “Robotic Ad-hoc Networks Connectivity Maintenance based on RF Signal Strength Mapping,”, (SN Computer Science Journal), 2021, Submitted.
  • Mustafa, Ayad, and R. Voyles, “Message Routing and Link Maintenance Integration for Robotic Network Connectivity”, Future Technology Conference (FTC- 2020), Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 2020, Published.
  • Mustafa Ayad, and R. Voyles, “Physical Link Maintenance and Logical Message Routing Integration for Robotic Network Connectivity”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall 2019), Hawaii, Sep. 2019, Published.
  • Mustafa Ayad, N.R. Aghamohammadi, R. Nawrocki, R.M. Voyles and D. Kusuma, "Designer Polymers: Additive Manufacturing of Smart Materials as a Complement to Injection Molding," in SPE Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC 2019), Detroit, MI, Mar. 2019 , Published.
  • M. Ayad, Robert Nawrocki, Richard Voyles, Junseok Lee, Hyowon Lee, and Daniel Leon-Salas“NUCLEOS: TOWARD RAPID-PROTOTYPING OF ROBOTIC MATERIALS THAT CAN SENSE, THINK AND ACT”, SMASIS2018, Sep 2018, Published.
  • M. Ayad, R. M. Voyles and J. Bae “Locally Selectable Protocol for Sparse, Highly-Volatile, Robotic Wireless Video Sensor Networks”.  International Journal of sensor Networks . 2016 Published
  • M. Ayad, J.J. Zhang, R. Voyles, and M.H. Mahoor, “Mobile Robot Communication Connectivity Maintenance for Electromagnetic Field Recognition ”, IROS.  Nov. 2013.  published.
  • M. Ayad, J.J. Zhang, R. Voyles, and M.H. Mahoor, “Electromagnetic Field Recognition for Proactive Robot Communication Connectivity Maintenance”, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers.  Nov. 2012. Published.
  • M. Ayad, P. Nielson, and R. M. Voyles, “RF Mapping for Intelligent Repeater Placement and signal recovery ”, EPRRSD 2011 , Knoxville,TN. August 2011. Published
  • R. M. Voyles, J. Bae, A. Larson, and M. Ayad.” Wireless video sensor network for sparse, resource-constrained, multi-robot teams”. In Journal of Intelligent Service Robots, vol. 2, n.4, pp. 235-246 (2009).  Published
  • M. Ayad, V. Prakash, Wan Azizun, Nor Kamaria Norden. "New Authentication Methods for Secure Internet Transaction", in IEM journal, Malaysia, 2003.


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Denver, 2013
  • M.S. , Electrical and Computer Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, 2002
  • B. S., , Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tripoli, Libya University, 1993

Classes taught 

  • ECE101 Introduction to Engineering(Currently)
  • ECE375 Microprocessor Applications (Embedded Systems) (Currently)
  • High Speed Network.
  • C++ Programming Language
  • Programming Methodology
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Networks.
  • Mobile and satellite Communication
  • Network Security
  • Computer organization and systems
  • Microprocessor Systems
  • Digital Electronics
  • Operating Systems
  • Wireless communication systems