K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi is a Professor in the Department of ECE at Stevens Institute of Technology. She is also the Co-founder of two technology start-up companies. Her research interests are in Cognitive Radio Networking, Cognitive Cloud Computing, Dynamic Spectrum Access security, Social Media Analysis and Forensics and their applications to smart cities and connected communities.
She was named a Jefferson Science Fellow in 2016. As a JSF she will work at the US Department of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, the Deputate of International Communications and Information Policy, Office of Multilateral Affairs (EB/CIP/MA) for the academic year 2016-'17. She served as a Subject Matter Expert for the National Spectrum Consortium in 2015. She is a Founding Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. She is the Founding Chair of the Special Interest Group on Security, IEEE COMSOC's Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks. She is a recipient of the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, Innovator Award. She is affiliated with the Stevens Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance (CASSIA). Her research is supported by NSF, NIJ, AFRL, US ISSO, Industry and other DoD agencies.
Suba received her PhD in Engineering Science from the Simon Fraser University, Canada; her M.E in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and her B.Sc in Physics from the University of Madras.