Director's Message

Welcome to the Howard University Data Science and Cybersecurity Center (DSC2) website. On behalf of our team, as the Center Director, I am delighted to have a chance to write a few words about the Center. We aim to make a difference in solving critical problems in cybersecurity, cyber-event forecasting, cyber-actor behavior understanding, threat intelligence, threat modeling and analysis, cyber resiliency and defense, machine learning and data science. This initiative began with a collaborative cohort of researchers drawn from multiple disciplines to solving the most critical problems related to cybersecurity, machine learning/AI and data science for emerging applications and systems. The Center leads and promotes the mission of the Howard University to provide faculty and students from diverse disciplines the opportunity to work on contemporary technological innovation related to cybersecurity that mirrors today’s industry and society.

Our vision for DSC2 is to become an international leader and engage in research in order to make fundamental contributions that are applicable to real-world problems to benefit the greater good, and to promote learning experiences in the areas of cybersecurity and data sciences for emerging networked cyber physical systems and Internet-of-Things for the benefit of Howard University and society at large.

The center has attracted over $6 million of research funding from US National Science Foundation, US Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), US National Security Agency (NSA), DoD Research Labs, Industry (Microsoft, Intel, AutoDesk, etc.) and private Foundations over the past four years.

GPS location of the Center on Google Map

We invite you to explore our Center and look forward to answering any questions or comments you may have. We are looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you as well as collaborating with you in the near future.


Danda B Rawat, Ph.D.
Director of Howard University Data Science and Cybersecurity Center (DSC2)
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tel: 202-806-2209

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