Deepa Kundur currently serves as Chair of the Division of Engineering Science and as Professor and Director of the Centre for Power & Information in 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. From January 2003 to December 2012 she was a faculty member in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and from September 1999 to December 2002 she was a faculty member in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.
Professor Kundur’s research interests lie at the interface of cyber security, signal processing and complex dynamical networks. She is an author of over 150 journal and conference papers. She is also a recognized authority on cyber security issues and has appeared as an expert in popular television, radio and print media. Professor Kundur has participated on several editorial boards and currently serves on the Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum. She currently serves as Symposium Co-Chair for the Communications for the Smart Grid Track of ICC 2017 and a TPC Co-Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018. Recently, she also served as 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’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 and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.