Paul K. Joannou has more than 30 years' experience in software, system and enterprise engineering at Ontario Power Generation (formerly Ontario Hydro). He is a registered professional engineer and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society. He has worked as a design engineer, manager of standards for all engineering activities at Ontario Hydro's nuclear plants and an enterprise architect. He received two New Technology Awards from Ontario Hydro for work in safety critical software engineering.
Joannou has participated as a member or chair of multiple international software engineering standards working groups. He has been a member of Canada's Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council grant-selection committee, a member of Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board accreditation teams and a member of the McMaster University Industrial Advisory Committee on Software Engineering. He is currently serving as a Treasurer for the Computer Society Board of Governors.
Joannou graduated from the University of Toronto with a BASc in electrical engineering and an MEng in computer engineering. He is currently enrolled at McMaster University working toward a PhD in software engineering.