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Danda B.
Rawat

Contact

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

Faculty Details

Rank: 
Associate Professor
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University, USA
  • M.S., Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • B.S., Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Honors/Awards/Recognitions:

  • National Science Foundation CAREER 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, the 15th Int'l Conf. on Computing & Information Technology 2019
  • Best Paper Award, BWCCA'10
  • 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 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 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 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).

Publications: 

News

Professor Charles Kim Receives 2019 VIP Consortium Award

Thu, December 5, 2019

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Charles Kim received the 2019 VIP Consortium Outstanding Research and Dissemination Award for the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) program at Howard University (VIP@Howard) for his “creation and leadership of the VIP site at Howard University, his introduction of VIP members of a consortium of HBCUs, and for very thought-provoking papers on VIP”. Dr. Kim currently serves as the VIP@Howard coordinator. Read More >>

Cooley Pays it Forward with Tech 4.0 STEAM Technology Teen Workshop

Fri, September 6, 2019

Computer Science Senior Jasmon Cooley is paying it forward with her non-profit startup Tech 4.0. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Cooley witnessed the absence of engineers and information technology professionals in her environment. She recognized this as a lack of available opportunities and resources. Her goal is to create a pipeline for African American engineering talent, multiplying the number of African American engineers in the United States. Read More >>

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