Deepa Kundur PhotoDeepa Kundur is Professor & Chair of The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. A native of Toronto, Canada, she received the B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees all in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1993, 1995, and 1999, respectively, from the University of Toronto.

Professor Kundur’s research interests lie at the interface of cybersecurity, signal processing and complex dynamical networks. She is an author of over 200 journal and conference papers and is a recognized authority on cybersecurity issues. She  has served as Honorary Chair of the 2021 IEEE Electric Power and Energy Conference, TPC Co-Chair of 2023 IEEE SmartGridComm, Publicity Chair for ICASSP 2021, Track Chair for the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Systems, General Chair of the 2018 GlobalSIP Symposium on Information Processing, Learning and Optimization for Smart Energy Infrastructures, TPC Co-Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018. Symposium Co-Chair for the Communications for the Smart Grid Track of ICC 2017, General Chair for the Workshop on Communications, Computation and Control for Resilient Smart Energy Systems at ACM e-Energy 2016, General Chair for the Workshop on Cyber-Physical Smart Grid Security and Resilience at Globecom 2016, General Chair for the Symposium on Signal  and Information Processing for Smart Grid Infrastructures at GlobalSIP 2016, General Chair for the 2015 International Conference on Smart Grids for Smart Cities , General Chair for the 2015 Smart Grid Resilience (SGR) Workshop at IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 and General Chair for the IEEE GlobalSIP’15 Symposium on Signal and Information Processing for Optimizing Future Energy Systems.

Professor Kundur has participated on several editorial boards and funding panels. She currently served on the Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum and, from 2013 to 2020, served as a member, Section chair and eventually Group Chair on the NSERC Discovery Grant Panel 1510 (Electrical & Computer Engineering), a salient source of federal research funding in Canada.

Professor Kundur’s research has received best paper recognitions at numerous venues including the 2015 IEEE Smart Grid Communications Conference, the 2015 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, the 2012 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering, the 2011 Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop and the 2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Mission Critical Networks. She has also been the recipient of teaching awards at both the University of Toronto and Texas A&M University. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Senior Fellow of Massey College.