Deepa Kundur received the B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees all in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in 1993, 1995, and 1999, respectively, from the University of Toronto, Canada. From September 1999 to December 2002 she was an Assistant Professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto and returned in September 2012 to hold the title of Professor. She is currently the Chair of the Division of Engineering Science. From January 2003 to August 2012 she was a faculty member in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Kundur’s research interests include cybersecurity of the electric smart grid, cyber-physical system theory, security and privacy of social and sensor networks, multimedia security, and computer forensics. She is an appointed member of the NERC Smart Grid Task Force and the Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2012 IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security. She has been on the editorial boards of several technical journals and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards at both the University of Toronto and Texas A&M University. Her research has received best paper recognitions at the 2008 INFOCOM Workshop on Mission Critical Networks, the 2011 Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop, and the 2012 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- Best student paper award finalist (2012) at the 25th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering for paper entitled “On the Use of Cyber-Physical Hierarchy for Smart Grid Security and Efficient Control”; role: faculty co-author.
- First Place Best Paper Award (2011) at the 7th Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop published by ACM for paper entitled “A Class of Cyber-Physical Switching Attacks for Power System Disruption.”
- Best Paper Award Finalist (2008) at IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Mission Critical Networks for paper entitled “A Secure Integrated Routing and Localization Scheme for Broadband Mission Critical Networks”.
- Outstanding Professor Award (2007) awarded by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University.
- Association of Former Student’s Distinguished Achievement Award – College Level for Teaching (2006) presented by The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, for outstanding service to faculty, staff and students; this prominent award is one of the most coveted recognitions that can be bestowed upon a faculty member of Texas A&M University.
- Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award (2005) presented by the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, for excellence in instruction, dedication to students, and outstanding commitment to engineering education at Texas A&M University.
- Best Electrical Engineering Professor Award (Spring-term) (2002) given by the ECE Club (ECE Department undergraduate students) at the University of Toronto, by popular vote.
- Gordon Slemon Teaching of Design Award (2002) awarded by the ECE Department, University of Toronto, for excellence in teaching and design project supervision.
- Infrastructure Award (2001) awarded by Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT).
- University of Toronto Fellowship (1997-1999) awarded by the ECE Department, University of Toronto for doctoral studies.
- NSERC PGS B Scholarship (1995-1997) awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for the first and second years of doctoral studies.
- NSERC PGS A Scholarship (1993-1995) awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for the first and second years of masters studies.
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Teaching Assistant Award (1995) presented by the undergraduate students of the Department for excellence in teaching.
- Edward S. “Ted” Rogers Fellowship (1993) for academic excellence by a graduate student in the Communications Group at the University of Toronto.
- A Governor General’s Academic Medals Program Certificate (1993) for exceptional academic performance in an undergraduate degree program in Canada.
- SCIEX Industrial Scholarship (1993) in recognition of excellence in instrumentation design.
- F.C.C.P. – John Hin Chung Tsang Memorial Scholarship (1993) for graduating from Electrical Engineering undergraduate program with the highest standing in telecommunications courses at the University of Toronto.
- J. E. Reid Memorial Prize (1993) for achieving the highest aggregate percentage in the Fourth Year subjects pertaining to electronic communication at the University of Toronto.
- Andrew Alexander Kinghorn Scholarship (1990) for achieving the highest average in the first year of studies for all undergraduate Engineering programs at the University of Toronto.
- Canada Scholarship (1989-1993) awarded by the Canadian Government for academic excellence in high school and for maintaining an honours standing in university.
- J. W. Billes Open Entrance Scholarship (1989-1993) awarded by the University of Toronto for academic excellence in high school and for maintaining an honours standing in university.
- IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, board member, appointed, international office, September 2010-2012
- North American Electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC) Smart Grid Task Force, November 2009 – 2011
- IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee (IFS-TC), April 2008 – March 2012
- IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee chair to the Education/Tutorial Subcommittee, April 2010 – March 2012
- IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, vice-Chair of Security Interest Group, September 2005-August 2010
- IEEE Senior Member, 2003 – present
- Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), 2000 – present