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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

Howard Team Participates in AMIE Design Challenge

Fri, April 10, 2020

Computer Science Junior Joseph Fletcher, Seniors Kendal Hall and Tyler Ramsey, and Ph.D. student Abdulhamid Adebayo participated in the Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Design Challenge at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) 2020 STEM Conference. Read More >>

Associate Professor Danda Rawat to Lead Cybersecurity Partnership on $3M NNSA Grant

Tue, March 3, 2020

Howard University is the recipient of a three-year, $3 million grant from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, alongside two partnering minority-serving institutions, for The Partnership for Proactive Cybersecurity Training, a cybersecurity research project based on human biological system-enabled machine learning models. Read More >>

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