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Jun 6, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Raheem Beyah, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech, has been named as a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014. Dr. Beyah is among the group’s 82 members that hail from metro area colleges and universities, K-12 schools, government, business, non-profits, media, and entertainment and sports communities.
Leadership Atlanta is the oldest, sustained community leadership program in the nation. The core of its programming is a nine-month executive-level series. Through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, members explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders, and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.
“I’m excited to further engage our community leaders on the issues of post-secondary education, economic development in the technology area, and on diversity in the STEM fields,” Dr. Beyah said. “I look forward to learning from such a dynamic group of Atlantans and to harnessing our skills to better the city.”
Dr. Beyah, a Georgia Tech alumnus, has been on the ECE faculty since 2011, where he teaches and conducts research in the areas of networking and security. He leads the Communications Assurance and Performance Group, which develops algorithms that enable a more secure network infrastructure with computer systems that are more accountable and less vulnerable to attacks.
A native Atlantan, Dr. Beyah received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University in 1998 and his masters and Ph.D. in ECE from Georgia Tech in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Prior to returning to Georgia Tech as an associate professor, he was on the computer science faculty at Georgia State University for six years.
Dr. Beyah devotes much time to service activities in both academia and in the Atlanta community. At Georgia Tech, he is the director of the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science (SURE) Program, and he is the faculty advisor for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program. Dr. Beyah also coordinates a postdoctoral fellowship program for the Georgia Tech Facilitating Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (FACES) initiative.
His work in the Atlanta community and nationally includes four years working on the Board of Directors of KIPP WAYS Academy and serving as a keynote or workshop presenter on education and diversity topics to various audiences. Dr. Beyah has been 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 also a graduate of the United Way's Volunteer Involvement Program, L.E.A.D. Atlanta, and Leadership Georgia, and he was named an Outstanding Atlantan in 2007.