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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, 45 journal articles, 24 book chapters, and 35 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 IEEE Transaction in Industrial Informatics, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems,  IET Smart Grid 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

Honours and Awards

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