Ph.D. Opening

CWiNs lab is actively looking for highly self-motivated students at Ph.D. level (PhD will be fully funded with tuition waiver and stipend). A successful candidate is expected to conduct research on one or multiple subjects in the areas of cybersecurity and wireless networking  including wireless virtualization, cyber physical systems, big data analytics, Internet-of-Things, machine learning, software defined networks, general networking, signal processing, and applied math (e.g., optimization, queuing, game theory, etc.). A preferred candidate is expected to meet the following criteria:
  • Earned MS degree (in electrical/computer engineering, electronics/communications engineering, Information/communication engineering, etc. or computer science, software engineering), or a relevant area.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Graduate school admission criteria of Howard University.
  • A solid background in any of the following subjects is a plus: cybersecurity, wireless networking/communication, cyber physical systems, Internet-of-Things, big data analytics, machine learning, software defined networks, signal processing, and applied math (e.g., optimization, queuing, game theory, etc.).
If you are interested in working in my research group, please send copies of your CV, transcripts, TOEFL/GRE score, and representative publications (if applicable) to Dr. Danda B. Rawat in one email at

I can consider Masters students for funding only after working together for a while.

Postdoc researchers and visiting scholars: CWiNs group is also looking for postdoctoral researchers and visiting scholars to join our research lab. We welcome visiting scholars/professors/postdocs to collaborate in research projects of our mutual interests. If you are interested, please send your detailed resume, publications, and others (if applicable) in PDF in one email to I will work with our department/university staff to assist you on paperwork for your accommodation.

Prospective Undergraduate Students: CWiNs group has a few openings for undergraduate (capstone) projects in the areas of cybersecurity, wireless networking, big data analytics and cyber physical systems. If you are interested, please come by to speak with me.

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