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Benjamin Fung

Professor Benjamin Fung


Associate Professor

514.398.3360
ben [dot] fung [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Research website

Research lab: Data Mining & Security (DMaS) Lab


 

Abridged Curriculum Vitae


 

Education

PhD (Computing Science), Simon Fraser University
MSc (Computing Science), Simon Fraser University
BSc (Computing Science), Simon Fraser University


Designation

P.Eng. (Software Engineering), Professional Engineers Ontario;
ACM Senior Member;
IEEE Senior Member


 

Current professional activities

  • Research Scientist, National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance Canada (NCFTA Canada)
  • Affiliate Associate Professor, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), Concordia University
  • PC Member, ACM SIGKDD, VLDB, IEEE ICDE, and IEEE ICDM

Teaching & supervision

Teaching

PhD supervision


Research

Research interests

  • Data mining and databases
  • Information security and privacy
  • Information sharing and integration
  • Cloud computing

Research applications

  • Health informatics
  • Crime investigation
  • Authorship analysis
  • Code clone detection
  • Passenger flow analysis
  • Building occupants' behaviour analysis
  • Cross-cultural study in fashion communication

Selected research activities

2013-2018 NSERC Discovery Grants: Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing for Health Data Mining (Principal investigator)
2013-2016 DND/NSERC Research Partnership Project (DNDPJ): Software Fingerprinting for Automated Malicious Code Analysis (Co-investigator)
2012-2015 DND/NSERC Research Partnership Project (DNDPJ)
2011-2014 FQRNT Team Research Project: Towards a Unified Approach to Detecting, Analyzing, Mitigating, and Investigating Botnets (Co-investigator)
2012-2013 Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC): Semantic Clone Search (Principal investigator)
2010-2013 NSERC Strategic Project Grants: Security and Privacy of User-Generated Data for Personalized Cloud Computing Services (Co-investigator)
2010-2013 NSERC Discovery Grants:  Privacy-Preserving RFID Systems for Data Analysis (Principal investigator)
2011-2012 Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC): Code Clone Search (Principal investigator)
2012 Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC): Centre for Security Science (CSS) - Public Security Technical Program (PSTP): Advanced Analytics and Darknet Space Analysis for Predictive Indicators of Cyber Threat Activity (Deputy study project manager)
2010-2012 FQRNT New Researcher Start-up Program: Privacy-Preserving Data Mining for Cybercrime Investigations (Principal investigator)
2011 Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC): Survey of Code Clone Detection (Principal investigator)
2010-2011 Concordia Seed Funding Program (Team): Data Mining Techniques for Cyber Security Response Systems (Principal investigator)
2009-2010 National Cyber-Forensics Training Alliance Canada (NCFTA Cda): Text Mining for Cybercrime Investigation and Detection (Principal investigator)
2008-2009 Concordia Seed Funding Program (Individual): Techniques for Combating and Mitigating Online Identity Theft (Co-investigator)
2007-2009 Concordia ENCS Faculty Start-up Funds: Privacy-Preserving RFID Systems for Data Analysis (Principal investigator)

Selected publications

Dr. Benjamin Fung's publications