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Danda B.
Rawat

Contact

Office: 
L.K. Downing Room 2120B
Phone: 
+1-202-806-2209
Email: 
Danda.Rawat@howard.edu

Faculty Details

Rank: 
Professor
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University, USA

Honors/Awards/Recognitions:

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scientific Leadership Award
  • US Air Force Visiting Faculty Research Program Award
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Keynote Speaker at IEEE MobiSec 2018
  • Senior Member, ACM
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • GSU CEIT Outstanding Research Faculty Award
  • Best Paper Award, BWCCA'10, ICII 2019, CCNC 2020.
  • Outstanding PhD Researcher Award
Speciality: 
  • Cybersecurity
  • Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Wireless Networking and Virtualization
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Security
  • Internet of Things and Security
  • Software-Defined Networks
  • Smart Grid Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Vehicular/wireless ad-hoc networks
Research: 
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Wireless Networking and Security
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Security
  • Internet of Things and Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

Research Center/Lab/Publications:

Subjects Taught: 

Cybersecurity for Networked Systems, Cybersecurity I, Cybersecurity II, Wireless Communication Networks, Wireless Network Security, Advanced Network Security, Communication Systems, Computer Programming, Mobile App Development

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Dr. Danda B. Rawat is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), Founder and Director of the Howard University Data Science and Cybersecurity Center, ​Director of Cyber-security and Wireless Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Research Lab, Graduate Program Director of Howard CS Graduate Programs and Director of Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Program at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Rawat is engaged in research and teaching in the areas of cybersecurity, machine learning, big data analytics and wireless networking for emerging networked systems including cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things, multi domain battle, smart cities, software defined systems and vehicular networks. His professional career comprises more than 18 years in academia, government, and industry. He has secured over $16 million in research funding from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US National Security Agency (NSA), US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DoD and DoD Research Labs, Industry (Microsoft, Intel, etc.) and private Foundations. Dr. Rawat is the recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2016, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scientific Leadership Award in 2017, ​Researcher Exemplar Award 2019 and Graduate Faculty Exemplar Award 2019 from Howard University, 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 (IEEE CCNC, IEEE ICII, BWCA) and Outstanding PhD Researcher Award in 2009. He has delivered over 20 Keynotes and invited speeches at international conferences and workshops. Dr. Rawat has published over 200 scientific/technical articles and 10 books. He has been serving as an Editor/Guest Editor for over 50 international journals including the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Service Computing, Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Network Science and Engineering and Technical Editors of IEEE Network. He has been in Organizing Committees for several IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE CNS, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM 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 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 AAAS, and a Fellow of ​​the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Publications: 

News

Recent Computer Science Ph.D. Graduates Join Industry as Outstanding Researchers

Fri, November 20, 2020

Recent Computer Science Ph.D. graduates Abdulhamid Adebayo (far right) and Ronald Doku (second to the right) joined tech giants IBM Research and Oracle as researchers in cybersecurity and data science. Dr. Adebayo joined IBM Research as Hybrid Cloud Security Researcher and Dr. Doku joined Oracle, Inc. as Data Scientist. Both were graduate research assistants and advisees of Danda B. Rawat, Ph.D., Computer Science Professor and Director of Howard University’s Data Science & Cybersecurity Center (DSC2). Read More >>

Electrical Engineering Lecturer Fadel Lashhab Receives 2020 IEEE IEMTRONICS Best Paper Award

Fri, October 23, 2020

Electrical Engineering Lecturer Fadel Lashhab, Ph.D. recently received the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International IoT, Electronics and Mechatronics (IEMTRONICS) Best Paper Award in the Mechatronics track for his paper titled “Estimation of Dynamic Laplacian Eigenvalues in Dynamic Consensus Networks”. Read More >>

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