Danda B. Rawat, PhD, IET Fellow
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Founding 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 (EECS), 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 is engaged in research and teaching in the areas of cybersecurity, machine learning and wireless networking for emerging networked systems including cyber-physical systems, 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, DoD Research Labs, Industry (Microsoft, Intel, etc.) 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 Awards and Outstanding PhD Researcher Award in 2009. He has delivered over 15 Keynotes and invited speeches at international conferences and workshops. Dr. Rawat has published over 200 scientific/technical articles and 9 books. He has been serving as an Editor/Guest Editor for over 30 international journals. He has been in Organizing Committees for several IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE CNS, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE CCNC, IEEE ICNC, IEEE AINA, 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. degree 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.
  • For recent service activities, please check the link Professional Activities








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