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Benjamin C. M. Fung
- Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity
- Graduate Program Director of MISt & Graduate Certificates
- Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill University, Canada
- Associate Member, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Canada
- Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
- Associate Editor, Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS)
- Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada
- P.Eng., Software Engineering, Professional Engineers Ontario, Canada

Research interests:  
- Data mining - Artificial intelligence
- Data privacy - Machine learning
- Cybersecurity  
   
Applications:
- Health informatics - Smart cities and transportation
- Crime investigation - Building occupant behaviour analytics
- Malware analysis - Authorship analysis
   
News:
- Recruitment notice: Graduate students in deep learning for cybersecurity (Out of my 9 graduated PhDs, 8 are professors.)


Short biography:

Benjamin Fung is a Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity, a Full Professor in the School of Information Studies (SIS), and an Associate Member in the School of Computer Science (SOCS) at McGill University. He also serves as Associate Editors for IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) and Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS). He received a Ph.D. degree in computing science from Simon Fraser University in 2007. Benjamin has over 130 refereed publications, with more than 10,000 citations, that span the research areas of data mining, machine learning, privacy protection, cybersecurity, and building engineering. His data mining works in crime investigation and authorship analysis have been reported by media worldwide.

Benjamin's research has been supported in part by the 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). He is a Researcher Council Member of the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO), the Principal Investigator of the McGill Data Mining and Security Lab (DMaS), an Associate Academic Member of MILA, an Affiliate Faculty of McGill Digital Humanities Initiatives, and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University. He previously worked at SAP Business Objects for four years. He is a licensed professional engineer* in software engineering.

*registered in Ontario



Career summary:
2020~ Full Professor, Information Studies, McGill University
2019~ Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
2017~ Associate Editor, Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS)
2017~ Associate Member, MILA (video)
2016~ Associate Member, Computer Science, McGill University
2015~ Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity (letters)
2013~ Affiliate Associate Professor, Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University
2016~2021 Co-curator (Cyber Security), World Economic Forum (WEF)
2013~2020 Associate Professor, Information Studies, McGill University
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
1992~1994 Matthew McNair Senior Secondary School, Richmond, BC, Canada
1990~1992 Hugh McRoberts Junior Secondary School, Richmond, BC, Canada
Born Hong Kong