Dr. Danda B. Rawat is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), Founding Director of the Howard University Data Science and Cybersecurity Center (DSC2), Founding 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 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 $4 million in research funding from US National Science Foundation, US Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DoD Research Labs, Industry (Microsoft, Intel, etc.) and private Foundations. Dr. Rawat is the recipient of NSF 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 AAAS, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
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 UAV/vehicular networks.