Dr. Hadis Karimipour is the director of the Smart Cyber-physical System (SCPS) Lab and an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph. Before joining the University of Guelph in July 2017, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary. 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 Machine Learning (ML) for security analysis of critical infrastructure. She has published 1 book, 28 journal articles, 20 book chapters, and 30 conference articles in top IEEE journals and conferences.
 
 She has been a keynote/invited speaker for more than 20 different  IEEE/International Conference. She was the chair of the IEEE workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Securing Cyber-Physical System (AI4SCPS) at IEEE CCECE 2019 and IEEE CyberSciTech 2020 conferences and chair of the special session on the 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 Frontiers in Communications and Networks Journal, Editor of American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Editor of 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 on Security of Cyber-physical System. 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 Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology.

Her research interest includes:

  • AI-enabled IoT Security

  • Security of Critical Cyber-physical System

  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning

  • Monitoring and Control of  Smart Grids​

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