Karen Rudie

Undergraduate Chair



Karen Rudie received her Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Toronto in the Systems Control Group of the Department of Electrical Engineering, under the supervision of W.M. Wonham. From 1992-93, she worked for one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications in Minnesota. Since 1993 she has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's where she is currently a Professor. In 1995 she was cross-appointed to the Department of Computing and Information Science. In 1999-2000 she was a visiting professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan.

Since 2015 she has been on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and since 2000 she has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications. For four years she served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1996-1999) and in 2003 she was an Associate Editor for IEEE Control Systems Magazine. From 2001-2003 she was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society. She has also served on the Technical Program Committees of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), (2016, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2003, 2001, 2000) the American Control Conference (ACC) (2008, 1999), the International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (WODES) (2016, 2010, 2006) and the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (2013, 2012), the IFAC Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (2004), and the Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems Program Subcommittee, IFAC World Congress (2005).

Karen was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer from 2004-2006. She is a recipient of the following teaching awards: two Queen's Golden Apple Awards in Applied Science, in 1998 and 2002; and awards from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 1998 for 4th year courses and in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2001 for 2nd year courses. She was listed for five years in the Maclean's Guide to Canadian Universities in their list of "Popular Profs" at Queen's University (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005). She is a Fellow of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario.