Prof. Danda B. Rawat
Howard University, Washington, DC
Graduate Program Director, Howard CS Graduate Programs
Howard University, Washington, DC, 20059, USA.
E-mail: db.rawat at ieee dot org, danda.rawat at howard dot edu
Dr. Danda B. Rawat is a Full 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).
We received $7.5 million research funding for DoD Center of Excellence in AI/ML from DoD in August 2020.
We received $3.75 million research funding for our collaborative project for "Artificial Intelligence Driven Cybermanufacturing of Quantum Material Architectures" from National Science Foundation (NSF) in August 2020.
We received $300k research funding for the project for "Integrating Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity" from SaTC Program of National Science Foundation (NSF) in July 2020.
We received $450k research funding for cybersecurity research and education from National Security Agency (NSA) in June 2020.
Dr. Rawat was invited to give a Keynote on "Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Emerging Systems and Applications: The Triumph and Tribulation" at The 2nd International Conference on Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (MLIS2020), October 25-28, 2020, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Dr. Rawat was invited to give a Keynote on "Blockchain Technology: Emerging Applications and Use Cases for Smart Systems" at The 5th International Conference on Advanced Engineering and ICT-Convergence 2020 South Korea, Aug 13, 2020.
Dr. Rawat will be giving a tutorial on "Wireless Virtualization for Enhancing Network Capacity, Coverage, Energy Efficiency and Security for 5G and Beyond" at 2020 IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF’20), 10-12 September 2020.
Dr. Rawat was invited to serve as a Workshop Co-Chair, IEEE INFOCOM 2021, 10-13 May 2021, Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Rawat was early promoted to a full professor.
Dr. Rawat served as a TPC Co-Chair, IEEE GLOBECOM 2020 Workshop on 5G and Beyond Wireless Security (IEEE Wireless-Sec 2020), 7-11 December 2020, Taipei, Taiwan
We received $3 million research funds to support the collobatative research on "Data-driven Cybersecurity Analytics, Forensics and Protection (DCAFP)" by patterning with two other institutions from DoE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in September 2019.
Dr. Rawat was invited to give a Keynote on at IEEE INFOCOM 2020 Workshop (BlockSecSDN: Blockchain for Secure Software Defined Networking in Smart Communities) on Blockchain: Emerging Applications and Use Cases for Smart Communities, July 6, 2020.
Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Enabled Reconfigurable Wireless Networks CFP, Deadline October 1, 2020.
Distinguished Member of the IEEE INFOCOM 2020 Technical Program Committee, 2020.
General Chair, Eighth International Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications (SSCC'20), Chennai, India, October 14-17, 2020.
We received $1 million research funding to support the research on "Security Engineering for Resilient Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems" from National Science Foundation (NSF) in June 2018.
We received funding to support the research on "FastChain: Light Weight Blockchain Technology for IoBT" from US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and ODU in November 2018.
We received funding to support the research on "Security Engineering with Distributed Machine Learning for Adversarial Resiliency" from Intel Inc. in June 2018.
Dr. Rawat was invited to give a Keynote on "Security and Privacy in Mobile Networked Systems" at IEEE MobiSec 2018 on April 16, 2018 in Honolulu, HI, USA.
Dr. Rawat received Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scientific Leadership Award in 2017 and $1.2 million research funding to support the research on "Security Engineering for Resilient Networked Critical Infrastructure" from US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in August 2017.
Dr. Rawat received NSF CAREER Award and $400k research funding to support the research on "CAREER: Leveraging Wireless Virtualization for Enhancing Network Capacity, Coverage, Energy Efficiency and Security" from National Science Foundation (NSF) in February 2016. Received $16k supplement research funding from NSF in March 2017.
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