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Benjamin C. M. Fung
Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity
Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill University, Canada
Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada
P.Eng., Software Engineering, Professional Engineers Ontario, Canada
ACM & IEEE Senior Member

Research interests:  
- Data mining & databases - Text mining
- Data security & privacy - Authorship analysis
- Services computing  
   
Applications:  
- Health information systems - Transportation
- Crime investigation - Building engineering
- Malware analysis - Fashion communication
   

Recruitment notice: PhD student in data mining

Dr. Benjamin Fung is an Associate Professor of Information Studies (SIS) at McGill University and a Research Scientist in the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance Canada (NCFTA Canada). He received a Ph.D. degree in computing science from Simon Fraser University in 2007, under the supervision of Prof. Ke Wang. Dr. Fung has over 80 refereed publications that span the prestigious research forums of data mining, privacy protection, cyber forensics, services computing, and building engineering. His data mining works in crime investigation and authorship analysis have been reported by media worldwide. His research has been supported in part by the Discovery Grants and Strategic Project Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Insight Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), and Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT), and NCFTA Canada. Before joining McGill, he was an Assistant/Associate Professor at Concordia University for six years, and a system software developer at SAP Business Objects for four years. Dr. Fung is a licensed professional engineer in software engineering, and is currently affiliated with the Data Mining and Security Lab (DMaS) at SIS. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor of Information Systems Engineering (CIISE) at Concordia.  


Interviewed by McGill Headway (topic: authorship analysis) - Apr. 2014

Interviewed by International Media (topic: hunting for cyber criminals) - June 2013

Audio Podcast: Beyond the Headlines (topic: security & authorship analysis) - 2012

Interviewed by Fairchild TV (topic: data mining & authorship analysis) - May 2011

Interviewed by International Media (topic: authorship analysis) - March 2011

Interviewed by Concordia Journal (topic: authorship analysis) - March 2011



Academic summary
2015~ Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity
2013~ Associate Professor, Information Studies, McGill University
2013~ ACM Senior Member
2013~ IEEE Senior Member
2009~ P.Eng., Software Engineering, Professional Engineers Ontario
2013 Tenured at McGill University
2013 Tenured at Concordia University
2011~2013 Associate Professor, Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University
2007~2011 Assistant Professor, Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University
2003~2007 Ph.D., Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
1999~2003 System Software Developer, SAP Business Objects
2000~2002 M.Sc., Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
1994~1999 B.Sc., Computing Science, Simon Fraser University