Natalija received her Ph.D. in EE from the University of Ottawa in 2003, and an M.Sc. in ECE from the University of Manitoba in 1998. She was a recipient of the NSERC University Faculty Award in 2005 – 2009. She also received the Faculty-Wide Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012, and the Departmental Mildred Baptist Teaching Award in 2004. Natalija has served as a TPC member for numerous international conferences and is currently on the editorial board for several peer-reviewed journals.
- Network and information security;
- Communication systems and network protocols;
- System performance evaluation;
- Pattern recognition;
- Neural networks.