Raheem Beyah, a native of Atlanta, GA, serves as Georgia Tech's Dean of the College of Engineering and Southern Company Chair. Before this role, Dr. Beyah served as Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research, Executive Director of the Online Masters of Cybersecurity program (OMS Cybersecurity), and the Interim Steve W. Chaddick Chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a professor in the School of ECE, where he leads the Communications Assurance and Performance Group (CAP) and is affiliated with the Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP). Dr. Beyah is also Co-Founder of Fortiphyd Logic, Inc., an industrial cybersecurity company.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University in 1998. He received his Masters and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Dr. Beyah has served as a Guest Editor for MONET, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Communications Magazine and as an Associate Editor of several journals in the field.
His research interests include Network security and monitoring, Cyber-physical Systems Security, Network traffic characterization and performance, and Critical infrastructure security. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2009 and was selected for DARPA's Computer Science Study Panel in 2010. He is a member of AAAS, ASEE, a lifetime member of NSBE, a senior member of IEEE, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
After graduating from Atlanta Public Schools’ Frederick Douglass High School, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University in 1998. He received his Masters and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He has received numerous awards in his field, including the highest award that can be given to a junior faculty member from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Beyah devotes a significant amount of time to volunteer service, inside of academia, as well as throughout the broader community.
His volunteer efforts inside academia include co-founding the Academic and Research Leadership Network (ARLN) , serving as the Director of the Georgia Tech Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science (SURE) Program and the faculty advisor for the Georgia Tech Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program, regularly mentoring Ph.D. students, coordinating the Georgia Tech FACES committee’s portable postdoctoral fellowship program, serving as a member of the Georgia Tech Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) committee, and regularly serving as a keynote or workshop presenter on education and diversity topics.
His work in the broader community includes four years of service on the Board of Directors of KIPP WAYS Academy. He has been recognized for this service and was named in the Georgia Trend Magazine 40 Best and Brightest Under 40 (2006) and the Atlanta Business Chronicle Up & Comers 40 Under 40 (2007). He is a 2005 graduate of the United Way's Volunteer Involvement Program (V.I.P.), a 2007 graduate of L.E.A.D. Atlanta, a 2011 graduate of Leadership Georgia, a 2014 graduate of Leadership Atlanta, and was named an Outstanding Atlantan in 2007. He enjoys weight training, running, reading, and spending time with his wife Kali, daughter Brie, and son Devin.