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Miguel Vargas Martin
PhD, PEng

Associate Professor

Information Security

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3002
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 2834


Dr. Martin is also Chief Executive Officer, an Oshawa, Ontario-based research and development company that offers innovative IT solutions. Before joining UOIT, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Alcatel Canada and Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He has reported his work in more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, including journals, book chapters and conference papers, and so far has supervised more than 30 students at the graduate and undergraduate level. He is co-inventor of one full patent application in the United States. Dr. Martin is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

His research focuses on two domains. First, he works in the area of providing security mechanisms to protect computer systems. Under this umbrella, his major fields include new authentication paradigms and traffic inspection. A second research domain is the optimization of websites and virtual learning environments, where he has done extensive work that led to a freely available web service called Navdriver, and a learning platform prototype tested in real classroom settings at UOIT. He was the lead editor of IGI Global's Technology for Facilitating Humanity and Combating Social Deviations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering
  • PhD in Computer Science
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