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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
- 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
   
Applications:  
- Health informatics - Smart cities and transportation
- Crime investigation - Building occupants' behaviour analysis
- Malware analysis - Fashion analytics
   
News:
- Recruitment notice: Graduate students in deep learning and information security
(current team size: PhD: 10 | Master: 2 | BSc: 0)


Short biography:

Dr. Benjamin Fung is a Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity, an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies (SIS), an Associate Member in the School of Computer Science (SOCS) at McGill University, a Co-curator of Cybersecurity in the World Economic Forum (WEF), and an Associate Editor of Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS). 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. His data mining works in crime investigation and authorship analysis have been reported by media worldwide.

Dr. Fung's 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). He 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 in the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE) at Concordia University, and a Research Scientist in the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance Canada (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.

*registered in Ontario



Career summary:
2017 Associate Editor, Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS)
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
2013 Affiliate Associate Professor, Information Systems Engineering, Concordia 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