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Abdella Battou (Fed)

Division Chief

Abdella Battou is Chief, Smart Connected Systems, in the Communication Technology Laboratory (CTL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He also leads the NIST Cloud Computing Program. Prior to joining CTL, he served as the Division Chief of the Advanced Network Technologies Division from 2012 to 2021 in NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory.

From 2009 to 2012, Abdella served as the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) GigaPop founded by University of Maryland, George Washington University, Georgetown University and 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.



Metropolitan-scale Entanglement Distribution, with Co-existing Quantum and Classical Signals in a single fiber

Anouar Rahmouni, Paulina Kuo, Ya-Shian Li-Baboud, Ivan Burenkov, Yicheng Shi, Jabir Marakkarakath Vadakkepurayil, Nijil Lal Cheriya Koyyottummal, Dileep Reddy, Mheni Merzouki, Lijun Ma, Abdella Battou, Sergey Polyakov, Oliver T. Slattery, Thomas Gerrits
The development of prototype metropolitan-scale quantum networks is underway and entails transmitting quantum information via single photons through deployed

An Adaptable AI Assistant for Network Management

Amar Abane, Abdella Battou, Mheni Merzouki
This paper presents a network management AI assistant built with Large Language Models. It adapts at runtime to the network state and specific platform

A Data Collection Platform for Network Management

Amar Abane, Abdella Battou, Abderrahim Amlou, Tao Zhang
Network management relies on extensive monitoring of network state to analyze network behavior, design optimizations, plan upgrades, and conduct troubleshooting

A Smart Network Repository Based on Graph Database

Amar Abane, Abdella Battou, Mheni Merzouki, Tao Zhang
To address the increasing complexity of network management and the limitations of data repositories in handling the various network operational data, this paper
Created May 31, 2018, Updated December 8, 2022