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Danda Rawat wins prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Danda B. Rawat, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Georgia Southern, has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award sponsored by NSF. The CAREER award is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of young faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research- activities that build a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership in these areas. Dr. Rawat, who is founder and director of the CEIT’s Cyber-security, Wireless Systems and Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Research Lab, received his CAREER award for his proposal, “Leveraging Wireless Virtualization for Enhancing Network Capacity, Coverage, Energy Efficiency and Security.”

The research objective of this award is to significantly advance the field of wireless networking, with an expectation of opening transformative research directions by devising a novel wireless virtualization architecture using Radio-Resource-as-a-Service to enhance network capacity, coverage, energy efficiency and network security. The research will have applications in numerous areas including public safety networks, smart grid, eHealth, vehicular networks, next generation cellular networks, Internet-of-things, cyber-physical systems and secure cyberspace.

Dr. Rawat and his team are also working on cybersecurity for networked systems, cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things, big data analytics for smart networked systems, vehicular networking for transportation CPS, unmanned aerial vehicular ad hoc networks, software-defined networks and smart grid systems.

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