NSF Awards $1M Grant for CEA Cybersecurity Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year grant of $1,000,000 to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor and Data Science and Cybersecurity Center Director Danda B. Rawat and Associate Dean Moses Garuba for their research project titled "Security Engineering for Resilient Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems". The objective of this research project is to significantly advance the field of cybersecurity for networked systems by leveraging "multidisciplinary expertise in cybersecurity for connected systems, transportation cyber physical systems, cognitive radio networking, information security, big data analytics and distributed cloud computing" (NSF Award Abstract).

"The goal is to design, develop and evaluate the cyber-defense solutions for resilient cyber-physical systems using a federated framework. The project also aims to strengthen the institution's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science doctoral program and attract, retain and graduate underrepresented minority graduate and undergraduate students in the field of cybersecurity research.

"The project will enhance integrated cybersecurity research and education at Howard University by developing a mobile Physical Systems testbed for implementing and evaluating adaptive cyber-defense solutions for resiliency. The project supports United States government efforts to produce the next-generation of cybersecurity experts needed for government, academia and industry" (NSF Award Abstract).

Dean Messac congratulates Dr. Rawat and Dr. Garuba on the award and remarks on their project, "I am delighted to see our faculty vigorously transform our college, while engaging our students in conquering the daunting technological challenges of our time. Dr. Rawat and Dr. Garuba are exemplary change agents in our college, and I am proud of them."


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