Majeed M. Hayat

Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Member, Center for High Technology Materials

Co-Chair, Optical Science and Engineering Program

The University of New Mexico
Center for High Technology Materials
1313 Goddard Street SE, Room 139 MSC04 2710
Albuquerque, NM 87106

phone: (505) 272-7095; FAX (505) 272-7801

Dr. Hayat received his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Pacific  (in Stockton, CA) in 1985. He received the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, member of the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM), and Co-Chair of Optical Science and Engineering Program at the University of New Mexico. He was Associate Director of CHTM from 2012 to 2016, Associate Editor of Optics Express (Photodetectors and Image Processing) from 2004 to 2010 and Associate Editor and member of the Conference Editorial Board for the IEEE Control Systems Society. From 2010 to 2013 he was the Chair of the topical committee on Photodetectors, Sensors, Systems and Imaging of the IEEE Photonics Society. He is currently Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. His research activities cover a broad range of topics including resilience and reliability of interdependent cyberphysical systems, dynamical modeling of cascading phenomena with applications to power systems, avalanche photodiodes, statistical communication theory, signal and image processing, algorithms for spectral and radar sensing and imaging, optical communication, and networked computing. He is recipient of the National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Award (1998) and the Chief Scientist Award for Excellence (2006) by the National Consortium for MASINT Research and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Dr. Hayat has authored or co-authored over 96 peer-reviewed journal articles (nearly 4,000 citations, H-Index: 31) and has twelve issued patents, five of which have been licensed.  Dr. Hayat is Fellow of IEEE, OSA and SPIE.