Welcome to the Cybersecurity and Wireless Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Lab led by the Prof. Danda B. Rawat.


The Cybersecurity and Wireless Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Lab at Howard University is founded and led by Prof. Danda B. Rawat (in 2013 at GSU and transferred with the PI to HU in 2016). CWiNs Lab was founded through the generous research and equipment support of University Sponsored Program and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).


The mission of the CWiNS lab is to advance the state-of-the-art technologies in cybersecurity and wireless networks, and networked cyber physical systems (smart grid, transportation, Internet of Things). The CWiNS group engages in fundamental research on cognitive networks, wireless virtualization, cybersecurity for networked systems, cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things, big data analytics, vehicular networking for transportation CPS, unmanned aerial vehicular ad hoc networks, software-defined networks, smart grid systems, wireless sensor networks and research/project based education. The CWiNS lab provides a diverse and rich educational and research environment promoting interdisciplinary research projects. Furthermore, the CWiNS lab also serves as a diverse and rich educational center serving the students of the university as well as its region. 

Research Philosophy 

Our research philosophy can be summarized as SOLVE, i.e., specify/identify real-world problem, design its theoretical framework and solutions, validate the solutions and develop a prototype.

Research Expertise/Thrusts

Our research expertise/thrusts are cyber-security and wireless networking 

Our research is supported by NSF, Center for Sustainability and University Sponsored Program. 

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