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Miguel

Miguel Vargas Martin
PhD, PEng (on leave)

Professor

Computer Science

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

miguel.vargasmartin@uoit.ca
http://faculty.uoit.ca/vargas


Background

Dr. Martin is Chief Executive Officer of PHractal.ca, a research and development company that offers innovative information technology (IT) solutions. Before joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), he was a postdoctoral researcher at Alcatel Canada and Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He has reported his work in more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, including journals, book chapters and conference papers, and so far has supervised more than 40 students at the graduate and undergraduate level. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

His research focuses mainly 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, with strong emphasis on machine learning techniques including deep learning. 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.

Education

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