Prof. K.P (Suba) Subbalakshmi


e-mail: ksubbala<at>stevens<dot>edu (preferred)

208, Dept. of E.C.E, Burchard Building, 

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Ph: 201-216-8641

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kpsuba/

Link to Lab page:

Infinity Lab

I am running a special issue on interpretable and explainable AI in the IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence. More details here

K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi is a Professor in the Department of ECE at Stevens Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a Jefferson Science Fellow, and a Member of the National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicines' Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group. She is also the recipient of the AFOSR summer faculty fellowship, 2024.

Her current research areas are in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with an emphasis on explainable AI, mental health, cyber safety/security and cognitive radio networking. Specific areas are: Mental Health: early stage cognitive impairment detection (including Alzheimers’ disease), depression and other mental health conditions; Cyber security/safety — explainable AI for fake news detection, rumor dynamics on social media, deception detection from text content, image/video steganography and steganalysis, information confusion in social media; NLP problems: keyphrase extraction; 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.

She served as the Founding Director of the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence and has Co-founded several technology start-up companies. 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 has served as associate editor for several journals. Currently she is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence and the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. She was 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 was 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. Her research is supported by NSF, NIJ, AFRL, US ISSO, CCDC and other DoD agencies as well as Industry. 

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.

Most of her current publications can be found at:  https://dblp.org/pid/s/KPSubbalakshmi.html

She directs the Infinity Lab at Stevens. This page also lists all her students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting researchers

She is affiliated with the Stevens Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance (CASSIA).