About the Author
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), 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's research focuses on cybersecurity, machine learning and wireless networking for emerging networked systems including cyber-physical systems (energy, transportation, water, UAV), 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 the US National Science Foundation, US Department of Homeland Security, 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 Award from BWCCA 2010 and Outstanding PhD Researcher in 2009. He has delivered over 10 Keynotes and invited speeches at international conferences and workshops. Dr. Rawat has published over 150 scientific/technical articles and 8 books. He has been serving as an Editor/Guest Editor for over 20 international journals. He has been in Organizing Committees for several IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM 2015-2018, IEEE CNS 2017, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE CCNC 2016-2018, ICNC 2017/2018, IEEE AINA 2015/2016, 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. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 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).. Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor is currently a post doctorate researcher with Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Before that, he was visiting researcher at University Technology Malaysia for 6 months. He received the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Salahaddin University, the MSc degree in Remote Weather Monitoring from Koya University and the PhD degree in Wireless Networks from University Technology Malaysia in 2003, 2006, and 2011, respectively. He has published over 60 scientific/research papers in ISI/Scopus indexed international journals and conferences. He is the receipt of the UTM Chancellor Award at 48th UTM convocation in 2012.