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Islam Hussein

Ph.D. Vice President


As head of our Applied Science practice’s Space Systems group, Islam Hussein provides advanced solutions to government agencies and commercial entities. He focuses on the research and development of defense and commercial technologies and their practical applications in such areas as space systems autonomy, on-orbit servicing and inspection, space traffic management and space situational awareness. During his career, he has led numerous space systems autonomy and space situational awareness projects, and is a recognized expert in the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the space industry. Islam is a member of the American Astronautical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Michigan

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, American University, Cairo

A recognized expert in space systems, Islam is the author of a book on distributed autonomy and scores of articles and papers. He also serves on several technical committees in the space community.