Prof. K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi

Professor, Department of ECE

K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi is the Founding Director of the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence and 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 current research areas are in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with an emphasis on cyber security, cognitive radio networking and mental healthcare. Specific areas are: Cognitive radio networks and security – algorithms and design; attacks, countermeasures and systems level impact; Cognitive mobile cloud computing – spectrum and radio resource aware optimal mobile computing; Cyber security — rumor dynamics on social media, deception detection from text content, image/video steganography and steganalysis, information confusion in social media; Mental Health: early stage cognitive impairment detection (including Alzheimers’ disease), PTSD and other mental health conditions.

She was named a Jefferson Science Fellow in 2016. As a JSF, she served as a senior science and technology adviser to the US Department of State. In that role, she worked at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, the Deputate of International Communications and Information Policy, Office of Multilateral Affairs (EB/CIP/MA), where she worked on technology policy issues in Information Communication Technologies like IoT and 5G communications as well as Artificial Intelligence and ML.

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 the Technical Program Committee Chair of IEEE DySPAN 2019 and the Poster Co-Chair IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, 2019.

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 a PhD in Engineering Science from the Simon Fraser University, Canada; M.E in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and B.Sc in Physics from the University of Madras.


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Prof. Suba wins an Air Force Research Laboratory SARDP (Spectrum Access Research and Development Program) grant administered by the National Spectrum Consortium. Prof. Suba is part of a $7M grant awarded to study Dynamic Spectrum Access Policies.

Prof. Suba gave a Distinguished Lecture at the National Academy of Sciences on Artificial Intelligence. Click here for more information

Prof. Suba spoke about the effect of emerging technology on The Future of Diplomacy at the #FSI @ 70 event at the Department of State.

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