Benjamin Fung

Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity; Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill University

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, 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. 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, including New York Times, BBC, CBC, etc. 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 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.