Catherine Rosenberg is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo since 2004 and the Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems since April 2018. From June 2010 to June 2024, she held the  Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet. She was elected an IEEE Fellow for contributions to resource management in wireless and satellite networks on 2011 and was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2013.

Additionally, Professor Rosenberg was on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Orange Group (France-Telecom) from 2007 to mid 2015. She became its president from January 2013 to mid 2015. She also became the president of the Scientific Advisory Board of the French IRT (Research and Technology Institute) BCOM on multimedia and networking in 2014 till 2020. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory committee of the Laboratory of Excellence Cominlabs in Rennes, France  and the  group of engineering schools, IMT-Atlantique, again in France. She was the president of the hiring committee for young researchers for Inria Lyon in 2024.

Her research expertise lies in wireless networks, multimedia, traffic engineering and energy systems. Her work in wireless networks includes 5G, IoT, and generally resource management.  Her research in traffic engineering focuses on quality of service, network optimization and game theory and pricing. Prof. Rosenberg’s research in energy systems includes smart grid design, storage modeling, renewable integration, and data analysis.