Beyah Named as Emerging Scholar in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Raheem Beyah was named as an Emerging Scholar in the January 26, 2017 edition of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This issue profiles 12 scholars under the age of 40 who are making their mark in academia through their accomplishments in teaching, research, and service in science, engineering, education, and the liberal arts. 

Beyah was recognized for his expertise in cybersecurity and for his commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minority graduate students in engineering and science. To read Beyah’s profile in the magazine, please visit http://diverseeducation.com/?emerging-scholar=success-in-cybersecurity

A member of the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty since 2011, Beyah holds the Motorola Foundation Professorship and is the School’s associate chair for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation. He leads the Communications Assurance and Performance (CAP) Group and is a member of the Communications Systems Center (CSC) and the Institute for Information Security and Privacy (IISP).

Beyah’s research interests include network security, network traffic characterization and performance, privacy, and cyber-physical systems security with a focus on critical infrastructure. His group has discovered critical flaws in many power grid devices across the globe, and this work has resulted in the development of security patches for these devices. Beyah’s work has been highlighted in many news outlets, including NSF Science 360 Radio, NetworkWorld, SC Magazine, and Forbes. His work has resulted in 118 refereed or invited publications, and he has served as an associate editor or guest editor for several journals in the field.

Beyah is a member of the Georgia Tech Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) committee and is the director of the Georgia Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. Prior to becoming director of SURE, Beyah regularly served as a graduate student mentor and faculty advisor with the program. He is a faculty advisor for the Georgia Tech Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program and is a regular participant in the Georgia Tech FOCUS Program, an annual graduate student recruitment event that takes place over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Along with two faculty members in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Beyah co-founded the Academic and Research Leadership Network (ARLN). Supported by 17 engineering deans and the NSF, the mission of ARLN is to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in the academy.

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