Vice Dean & Associate Dean




Professor Uyen T (UT) Nguyen

Vice Dean

Professor UT Nguyen is the Vice Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering

UT is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. She is affiliated with the Computer Networks & Security Lab and Security Research at York (SecRAY) with interests related to communications networks, social media, and information and network security. UT has previously served as a graduate program director in the Department of Electical Engineering & Computer Science.
UT's research includes data communications, wireless and mobile networks, online social networks, malicious software, and blockchain technology. She was featured in #iEngineer: 30 Women in Engineering in 30 Days, sponsored by the NSERC Canada Chair for Women in Science & Engineering.
As Vice Dean, UT is responsible for overseeing Lassonde’s academic initiatives, continuing to enhance the experience of our students, and recruiting and supporting Lassonde’s faculty members.


Professor Regina Lee

Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies



Professor Regina Lee is Lassonde’s Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies.

The position of Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies builds on the Lassonde School’s leadership in research and graduate education on campus and beyond. In this role, Professor Lee guides the School’s interdisciplinary research enterprise, international expansion and industrial partnerships. Her mandate includes the development of the long-term vision of the School’s research via the formulation of a white paper on our ‘Research Strengths, Ambitions & Aspirations’ and the development of a new model for Lassonde’s graduate school.

In her research she develops efficient systems and infrastructure for space flight, and directs the Communications and Operations Laboratory. Her current research involves developing nanosatellite technologies, and she was recently named the Canadian participant for the QB50 Mission where she will help an international team develop nanosatellites for an Earth Observation mission.

Among countless distinctions and funding, Professor Lee currently holds an NSERC Discovery Grant, a Collaborative Research and Development grant, a MITACS grant, and DRDC partnership support. She has also recently chaired several conferences including the India Canada Frontier, Canada Korea Workshop, and the Canadian Nanosatellite Workshop. She is incredibly proud of her students’ achievements, including the work of the University Rover Team, which has won major international awards each year since 2007.

In the last five years, Lassonde research community has expanded substantially with the addition of new faculty members, graduate programs and research infrastructure.

Regina's role supports an inclusive research culture where early-career faculty members, emerging researchers and established researchers could all work collaboratively to gain strength from one another to solve global challenges together.

She also works to inspire, engage and empower the growing number of graduate students at Lassonde.