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 the 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.