Benjamin C. M. Fung
- Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity
- Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill University, Canada
- Associate Member, School of Computer Science, 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 - Deep learning
- Data security & privacy - Authorship analysis
- Health informatics - Transportation
- Crime investigation - Building occupants' behaviour analysis
- Malware analysis - Fashion analytics
Current team size: PhD: 10 | Master: 2 | BSc: 1
- Recruitment notice: Graduate students in deep learning and information security

- CfP: Special Issue on Towards Secure, Privacy-Preserving, and Reliable Smart Cities and Society, Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society [deadline: Aug. 1, 2017]

Short biography:

Dr. Benjamin Fung is a Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity, an Associate Professor of Information Studies (SIS), an Associate Member of Computer Science (SOCS) at McGill University, and a Co-curator of Cybersecurity in the World Economic Forum (WEF). 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 100 refereed publications that span the research areas of data mining, privacy protection, cyber forensics, services computing, and building engineering. He is a guest editor of Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society. His data mining works in crime investigation and authorship analysis have been reported by media worldwide. His research has been supported in part by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 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 a faculty member 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 McGill SIS. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor of Information Systems Engineering (CIISE) at Concordia, and a Research Scientist in the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance Canada (NCFTA Canada).

Career summary:
2016~ Associate Member, Computer Science, McGill University
2016~ Co-curator (Cyber Security), World Economic Forum (WEF)
2015~ Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity (letters)
2013~ Associate Professor, Information Studies, McGill University
2015 Visiting Scientist, EBTIC (6 weeks)
2013 ACM Senior Member
2013 IEEE Senior Member
2013 Tenured at McGill University
2013 Tenured at Concordia University
2011~2013 Associate Professor, Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University
2009 P.Eng., Software Engineering, Professional Engineers Ontario
2007~2011 Assistant Professor, Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University
2003~2007 Ph.D., Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
2000~2002 M.Sc., Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
1999~2003 System Software Developer, SAP Business Objects
1994~1999 B.Sc., Computing Science (Software Engineering), Simon Fraser University