Women in Engineering Panels

Monday, December 5, 2022: 10:10 AM – 11:40 AM, PST
Room 2: Zoom Meeting ID: 890 5173 4858 Password: 672064
Link: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/89051734858?pwd=clhyYzl5Qnh0NEUvMGRrSEw4QUoxdz09


1. Prof. Hadis Karimipour, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Dr. Hadis Karimipour is the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Secure and Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems, Director of the Smart Cyber-Physical (SCPS) Lab, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary.  Before joining the University of Calgary in July 2021, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph, 2017-2021, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary between 2016-2017. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta in June 2016. She was a recipient of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II scholarship (2014 and 2015) in support of her Ph.D. research. Dr. Karimipour is among the pioneers of using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine/Deep Learning for security analysis of critical infrastructure. She has published 2 books, 30 journal articles, 24 book chapters, and 30 conference articles in top IEEE journals and conferences. Dr. Karimpour received many awards, including Canada’s Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity by ITWorldCanada, APEGA Early Accomplishment Award, and Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Award by IT Security Guru.

She has been a keynote/invited speaker for more than 26 different  IEEE/International conferences. She was the chair of the IEEE workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Securing Cyber-Physical Systems (AI4SCPS) at IEEE CCECE 2019 and IEEE CyberSciTech 2020 conferences and chair of the special session on Artificial Intelligence for Security of IoT-Enabled Critical Infrastructures at the IEEE SMC 2020 conference. She was the technical committee member/publication chair of IEEE Int. Conf. on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE2018, 2019, 2020), IEEE Int. Conf. on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA2020), 18th Int. Conf. on Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST 2020), IEEE Elec. Power and Energy Conf. (EPEC2020), and IEEE Int. Conf. on Sys., Man, and Cyber. (IEEE SMC 2020).

Dr. Karimipour is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems,  IET Smart Grid Journal and Frontiers in Communications and Networks Journal, Editor of the American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Editor of the Journal of Electrical Engineering. She has also served as Guest Editor for Elsevier Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering. She was the Editor of the Springer book “Security of Cyber-physical System: Vulnerabilities and Challenges” and “AI-Enabled Threat Detection and Security Analysis for Industrial IoT “. Dr. Karimipour is a Senior Member of IEEE member, chair of IEEE Women in Engineering and chapter chair of the IEEE Information Theory Kitchener-Waterloo Section,  and an active member of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology.

Her research interest includes: AI-enabled Monitoring Solution for Smart Cyber-Physical Grids, AI-enabled IoT/OT security, Anomaly Detection in Critical Cyber-physical System, Machine Learning/Deep Learning, Security of AI

2. Prof. Himavarsha Dhulipati, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Himavarsha Dhulipati is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics at Carleton University. Her research interests are in the areas of electric motor design optimization, integration testing, motor drives, control and energy management for on-road and off-road electric vehicles and renewable energy applications. She has authored over 40 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications and filed 2 patents on topics of electric machine design, control, and testing. She received her PhD from the University of Windsor in 2019 and B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology, and Research Academy University, India, in 2014. Prior to joining Carleton University, from 2021- 2022, Dr. Dhulipati worked as a Motor Drive Specialist, Research and Development, at off-road electric vehicle manufacturing company, Taiga Motors Corporation in Montreal, Canada.

3. Prof. Shengrong Bu, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada

Dr. Shengrong Bu received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carleton University, Canada in 2012. From 2012 to 2014, she held a research position at Huawei Technologies Canada Inc., Ottawa, as an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellow. From 2014 to 2021, she was a Lecturer with the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at Brock University, Canada. Her research interests include multi-energy microgrids, smart grids, future wireless networks, cyber security, deep reinforcement learning, and big data analytics. Dr. Bu was a recipient of three best paper awards at IEEE International conferences. Her work has been supported by EPSRC (UK) and NSERC (Canada). Highlights of her professional activities include duties as a peer reviewer for EPSRC and Carnegie Trust, an Associate Editor for Wireless Networks (Springer), a Topic Editor for Energies and the TPC Co-Chair for seven international conferences/workshops or conference symposiums. Dr. Bu was featured in the Women in Energy Transformation Series 2022-2024, as one of Canada’s most inspiring climate leaders. Promoting engineering to younger girls and supporting junior female researchers are a passion of hers, and she has been involved with Ontario Go Eng Girl in Canada, Monster Confidence in UK, and N2Women as a Mentoring Co-Chair.