Ray Islam (Mohammad Rubyet Islam) is a Lecturer in the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) undergraduate Honors College program. Previously, he held an Advisory Specialist Leader position in Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence at Deloitte, USA. Ray has also held similar leadership roles at organizations such as Raytheon, Lockheed Martin (Leidos), the American Institute for Research (AIR), and others across the USA, Canada, UK, and Indian subcontinent. His client portfolio includes organizations such as NASA, DARPA, NGA, GSA, DHS, DOD, US Air Force, US Space Force (USSF), and others.

Ray's research focuses on applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods to various areas, such as cyber security, fraud analytics, computer vision, and natural language processing (NLP). In his Ph.D. research, he developed a methodology to estimate the remaining useful life of software systems, paving the way for a new research direction. Additionally, he architected a few cloud-based big data environments and analytics platforms, utilized by both government and private entities.

Ray has also founded and co-founded several AI startups, including a data analyst training boot camp. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (JPHM) published by Carleton University, Canada, and is the founder and Editor-in-Chief for the upcoming International Journal of Ethics & AI.

Ray earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park; MASc in Mechanical Engineering from Ontario Tech University, Canada; MSc in International Fashion Design Marketing from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland; MBA from Luton, England; and Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing Engineering. Additionally, Ray pursued his Ph.D. studies at the University of Toronto, Canada, and George Washington University, USA.