Nabil Adam



Dr. Nabil Adam is a pioneer in the fields of cybersecurity and healthcare technology and has amassed specializations in machine learning, personalized medicine, and clinical/healthcare informatics. With nearly five decades of experience in his portfolio, Nabil travels the globe to lend his expertise at conventions, symposiums, and workshops; has written over 200 publications and 11 books focusing on his specializations and related research; and still finds the time to mentor Ph.D. students. He is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, where he spent much of his career teaching Medicine and Computer & Information Systems. Nabil diligently pursues personal and professional leadership opportunities, which his educational history exhibits. Dr. Adam obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cairo University and immediately sought and earned an MA, MPhil, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Nabil Adam spent the majority of his career as a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University. Rutgers University is one of the preeminent national research universities in the United States. Rutgers is a public university in the state of New Jersey which provides comprehensive higher education to more than 70,000 students. Three hundred research centers and institutes call Rutgers home. The university dedicates over $736 million annually to research and development. During Nabil Adam’s time at Rutgers, he served as founder and director of the Rutgers Institute for Data Science, Learning, and Applications, the Rutgers Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity, the co-founder and director of Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, and has been a member of the International Advisory Board, Institute of Public Safety Research at Tsinghua University, China.

As per the 2020 Stanford University report, Dr. Adam ranked among the top 2% of scholars worldwide regarding their impact in their field (AI and Image processing), showcasing his expertise and commitment to his career and students.

In recent years, Nabil Adam has also established himself as a professor of medicine with the New Jersey Medical School. Throughout his teaching career, Nabil has diligently worked to assist his students in their academic success as much as possible and has mentored over 20 Ph.D. students with their theses and research. Along with this, Dr. Adam has also undertaken visiting professorships in the Netherlands. 

In early 2023, Nabil and his colleague Dr. Robert Wieder of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School were awarded a grant through Amazon Web Services. This grant supports their current research project on “Racial Disparities in Cancer Therapy-Induced Adverse Events.” The pair is looking forward to bringing this important research to a conclusion and making it available for public knowledge.

When not teaching, Nabil Adam divides his time between editorial appointments for various journals and organizations, giving talks both nationally and internationally, founding & running initiatives, and teaching courses. Dr. Adam was appointed to dozens of editorial appointments as a Member of the Editorial Board, Executive Editor-in-Chief or General Chair of organizations such as Big Data Applications in Biomedical & Health Sciences and Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine. While he is predominantly called upon to speak on Cyber-Security topics, he is still sought after in the medical community for his expertise by such entities as the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Nabil Adam has founded several initiatives that prioritize health and public safety including the Regional Drinking Water Safety and Security Consortium and the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute. Nabil has also raised nearly $20 million in grants and funding for research he has participated in, managed, or spearheaded.

Over the years, Nabil Adam has supplemented his teaching and research duties with government work, specifically with NASA and the Department of Homeland Security. During the four years he spent working as a Research Fellow with the NASA Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences, Nabil participated in multiple initiatives with the ultimate goal of conducting computer science research that would ultimately apply to both space and earth sciences. He served as the principal investigator for research in the “Comparative study of Commercial- Off- The – Shelf client query tools to support the CCS Data Warehouse,” “Beyond Traditional Data Warehousing for EOSDIS,” and “Geodata Modeling and Query in Geographic Information Systems.” 

Dr. Adam played a critical role in the commercialization of Linux software and served as a member of a scientific team to establish a commercial sector for the Space Research Association. Dr. Adam’s next government undertaking occurred several years later when he accepted the position of Fellow, Senior Program Manager, and Branch Chief for the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security. He was directly in charge of mentoring groups of researchers and led several initiatives concerning cyber-security.

Dr. Adam was also a member of the HealthCare and Public Health Sector R&D Joint Advisory Working Group and Chair of the Medical Supply Chain R&D Subgroup.

Every year, Nabil Adam is invited as a keynote speaker to a wide variety of talks and conferences around the world. To date, Nabil has given over 50 talks on topics in which he specializes, such as Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems, Informational Technology Applications in Biomedicine, Cyber Security Challenges around the World, and spoke at the International Conference on Higher Education. As a result of his research, expertise, and dedication Dr. Adam has won over 22 awards and recognitions throughout his career including the IEEE 2012 Research Achievement & Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics, the FASIP Award an astounding 15 times, and the Dean Horace DePodwin Research Award. 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) arranged a workshop on the genetics and epigenetics of substance use disorders, and Dr. Nabil Adam was invited to attend at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Campus in Bethesda, MD. The workshop aims to exhibit the latest research advancements in the genetics and epigenetics of substance use disorders, recognize new research prospects in this domain, and provide a chance for attendees to engage with NIDA program directors and deliberate on their ideas for grant applications and funding opportunities.


Nabil Adam has continuously established himself as a leader dedicated to bringing excellence to every endeavor he undertakes. His mastery of cyber-security, information systems, and medicine has earned him many awards and commendations throughout the years, and he will undoubtedly continue to do so for the duration of his career.