Danda B. Rawat, PhD, FIET
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Director, Data Science & Cybersecurity Center (DSC2) 
Director, Cybersecurity & Wireless Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Lab  
Director, Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Program
​Graduate Program Director, Howard-CS Graduate Programs 
Howard University, Washington, D.C., 20059, USA.
Office: LKD 2120B  | Ph: (202) 806-2209 | Web: www.Rawat.info
E-mail: db.rawatieee.org, danda.rawathoward.edu
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Brief Bio:

Dr. Danda B. Rawat is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Founding Director of the Data Science and Cybersecurity Center (DSC2)​Graduate Program Director of Howard-CS Graduate Programs, Director of Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Program and Founding Director of Cyber-security and Wireless Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Research Lab at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Rawat's research focuses on cybersecurity, machine learning and wireless networking for emerging networked systems including cyber-physical systems (energy, transportation, water, UAV), Internet-of-Things, smart cities, software defined systems and vehicular networks. His professional career comprises more than 15 years in academia, government, and industry. He has secured over $3 million in research funding from US National Science Foundation, US Department of Homeland Security, and private Foundations. Dr. Rawat is the recipient of NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2016, the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Visiting Fellowship in 2017, Outstanding Research Faculty Award (Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity) at GSU in 2015, the Best Paper Award from BWCCA 2010 and Outstanding PhD Researcher in 2009. He has delivered over 10 Keynotes and invited speeches at international conferences and workshops. Dr. Rawat has published over 150 scientific/technical articles and 8 books. He has been serving as an Editor/Guest Editor for over 20 international journals. He has been in Organizing Committees for several IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM 2015-2018, IEEE CNS 2017, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE CCNC 2016-2018, ICNC 2017/2018, IEEE AINA 2015/2016, and so on. He served as a technical program committee (TPC) member for several international conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE CCNC, IEEE GreenCom, IEEE AINA, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC and IEEE VTC conferences. He served as a Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Savannah Section from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Rawat received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Wireless Networking and Security) from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Rawat is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, a member of ASEE. and a Fellow of ​​the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Recent News:

  • Received $1 million research funding to support the research on "Security Engineering for Resilient Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems" from National Science Foundation (NSF) in June 2018.
  • Received funding to support the research on "FastChain: Light Weight Blockchain Technology for IoBT" from US AFRL in November 2018.
  • Our book entitled "Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy" has been published by Elsevier Press, ISBN: 9780128150320 in December, 2018. 
  • Received funding to support the research on "Security Engineering with Distributed Machine Learning for Adversarial Resiliency" from Intel in June 2018.
  • Dr. Rawat delivered a Keynote on "Security and Privacy in Mobile Networked Systems" at IEEE MobiSec 2018 on April 16, 2018 in  Honolulu, HI, USA.
  • Received ~$1.2 million research funding to support the research on "Security Engineering for Resilient Networked Critical Infrastructure" from US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in August 2017.
  • Received $400k research funding to support the research on "CAREER: Leveraging Wireless Virtualization for Enhancing Network Capacity, Coverage, Energy Efficiency and Security" from National Science Foundation (NSF) in February 2016. Received $16k supplement research funding from NSF in March 2017.
  • Received ~$360k research funding to support the research on "Real-time Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Cloud based Cognitive Radio Networks" from National Science Foundation (NSF) in July 2014/2016.
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