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Miguel Vargas Martin

Miguel Vargas Martin
PhD, PEng

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.martin@uoit.ca
faculty.uoit.ca/vargas


Research topics

  • authentication
  • applications of machine/deep learning
  • brain-computer interfaces
  • companion robots

Background

Dr. Miguel Vargas Martin is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He has a PhD (Computer Science) from Carleton University, a Master's degree (Electrical Engineering) from CINVESTAV del IPN, and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from UAA. Dr. Martin is a licenced Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and CEO of PHractal.ca. His research focuses mainly on computer authentication paradigms and the use of phenomena of the human mind via brain-computer interfaces as well as proven techniques from the psychology field. Most significantly, the use of and reliance on machine learning over the past decade has shaped him into a data scientist who uses the scientific method in combination with machine learning algorithms and feature engineering techniques supported all by Python, to make sense of large data sets from the real-world, and tune up data models in response to data changes over time. Also, he is currently exploring artificial intelligence for companion robots leveraging his expertise in machine/deep learning and his experience with human mind phenomena. Dormant areas which lost traction for a number of reasons include network steganography in the form of Wi-Fi hidden-channels, adaptive online learning systems, and combating internet child exploitation.

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2003
  • Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering CINVESTAV del IPN, Guadalajara, Mexico 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico 1996

Courses taught

  • Graduate level:
    • Cryptography and Secure Communications
  • Undergraduate level:
    • Machine Learning
    • Cryptography and Network Security
    • Mobile Web Programming
    • Cryptography, Malware, and Network Security
    • Malware
    • Computer Security
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Java
    • C++
    • Python

Research and expertise

  • authentication
  • applications of machine/deep learning
  • brain-computer interfaces
  • companion robots
  • Approximate total external research funding since 2005: $1 million
  • NSERC Discovery Grant - 2018 to 2023
  • Invited Speaker: Hamming Distance as a Metric for the Detection of CRC-Based-Side-Channel Communications in 802.11
    • Wireless Networks. In Computer Science Colloquium Series, University of Windsor, Ontario, December 4, 2015.
  • Best Paper Award, 2014:
    • Awarded by Mexican Association of Human Computer Interaction and MexIHC
    • Paper: A classification of design patterns to support mobile groupware systems.
  • Best Poster Award, Student Research Showcase 2015:
    • Awarded by Office of Research Services, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
    • Poster: Subconscious image tagging using human computation and brain-computer interfaces.
  • Best Poster Award, Student Research Showcase 2014:
    • Awarded by Office of Research Services
    • Poster: Studying the feasibility of using brain-computer interfaces to locate missing people
  • Keynote Speaker: Studying Students’ Development of Misconceptions in Hybrid and Online Courses. In IEEE BigData 2014 Mexico City Satellite Session, May 8, 2014.
  • Panellist and Keynote Speaker: Opening of PhD in Computer Science, Institute of Technology of Aguascalientes, Mexico, 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker International Workshop on Software as a Service, Tsinghua University, China, 2008.
  • Keynote Speaker Symposium in Exact Sciences. University of Aguascalientes, Mexico, 2008.
  • Keynote Speaker Annual Policing Cyberspace International Summit. Thailand, 2008.
  • Member of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI), Level 1 2010-2013
    • One of the most prestigious merit-based scientific groups regulated by the Mexican Government
  • Finalist of the “Top 10 Most Influential Hispanic-Canadians” Competition, 2008.
    • Award promoted by Factor Hispano for the Hispanic Community of the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Outstanding Paper Award, 2006
    • Awarded by The International Association for the Development of Information Society in San Sebastian, Spain.
    • Paper: “A Source Address Reputation System to Combating Child Pornography at the Network Level.”

Involvement

  • Affiliations and activities
    • Licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
    • Member of IEEE Computer Society.
    • Member of ACM Computer Society.
    • Chair of IBM CASCON Workshops on Security, 2008 to 2010.
    • Chair of the Security Seminar Series for the Faculty of Business and Information Technology, 200 to 2011.
  • Book publication
    M. Vargas Martin, M.A. García-Ruiz, and A. Edwards, editors. Technology for Facilitating Humanity and Combating Social Deviations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. IGI Global, 2011.
  • Peer-reviewed journals
    • Z. Joudaki, J. Thorpe, M. Vargas Martin. Enhanced Tacit Secrets: System-assigned passwords you can’t write down, but don’t need to. International Journal of Information Security. May 2018.
    • A.Ibrahim, S. Rahnamayan, M. Vargas Martin, K. Deb. 3D-RadVis Antenna: Visualization and performance measure for many-objective optimization. Journal of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation. August 2017.
    • C. Bellman, M. Vargas Martin, S. MacDonald, R. Liscano, R. Alomari. Have we met before? Using consumer-grade brain-computer interfaces to detect unaware facial recognition. ACM Computers in Entertainment. Accepted 2017.
    • E.A. Calvillo Moreno, R. Mendoza González, J. Muñoz, J.C. Martínez, M. Vargas Martin, et al. (2016). Automatic algorithm to classify and locate research papers using natural language. IEEE Latin America Transactions, 14(3), March 2016.
    • M. Vargas Martin, V. Cho, G. Aversano. Detection of subconscious face recognition using consumer-grade brain-computer interfaces. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), Accepted June 2016. To appear.
    • H. Luna-García, R. Mendoza, M. Vargas Martin, J. Muñoz, F. Álvarez, L.C. Rodríguez-Martínez. Validating design patterns to mobile groupware applications by expert users: USAER case. Computación y Sistemas, Accepted April 2016. To appear.
    • J.S. Tashiro, P.C.K. Hung, M. Vargas Martin, A. Leigh Brown, F. M. Hurst. Personalised-adaptive learning - an operational framework for developing competency-based curricula in computer information technology. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Jan 2016, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 412-430.
    • H. Luna-García, R. Mendoza-González, M. Vargas Martin, J. Muñoz, F. Álvarez, L.C. Rodríguez-Martínez. Using design patterns as usability heuristics for mobile groupware systems. IEEE Latin America Transactions, 13(12): 4004-4010, 2015.
    • A. Ibrahim, S. Rahnamayan, M. Vargas Martin, and B. Yilbas. Multi-objective thermal analysis of a thermoelectric device: Influence of geometric features on device characteristics. Energy, 77(1): 305-317, Elsevier, 2014.
    • K. Jóhannsdóttir, J. Tashiro, M. Vargas Martin and G.B. Reynaga. The unconscious mind as a means for authentication. APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, 10(2), 2011.
    • J. Tashiro, K. Jóhannsdóttir, M. Vargas Martin, G.B. Reynaga and J. Thorpe. The user’s manual to the unconscious mind. E-Mentor, 2(39), 2011.
    • R. Mendoza, M. Vargas Martin, J. Muñoz, F.J. Alvarez, and C.A. Ochoa. Service-security specification based on usability criteria and patterns approach. Journal of Computers, 4(8):705–712, August 2009.
    • J. Muñoz-Arteaga, R. Mendoza González, M. Vargas Martin, J. Vanderdonckt, and F. Alvarez-Rodríguez. A methodology for designing information security feedback based on user interface patterns. Advances in Engineering Software, 40(12):1231–1241, December 2009.
    • A. Edwards M.A. García-Ruiz, R. Aquino-Santos, M. Vargas Martin, and S.A. El Seoud. Service-security specification based on usability criteria and patterns approach. International Journal: Emerging Technologies in Learning, 1(3):59–62, 2008.
    • B.H. Schell, M. Vargas Martin, P.C.K. Hung, and L. Rueda. Cyber child pornography: A review paper of the social and legal issues and remedies, and a proposed technological solution. Aggression and Violent Behavior, A Review Journal, 12(1):45–63, January-February 2007. Elsevier.
    • J. Czyzowicz, E. Kranakis, D. Krizanc, A. Pelc, and M. Vargas Martin. Assigning bookmarks in perfect binary trees. Ars Combinatoria, 82, January 2007.
    • A. Shupo, M. Vargas Martin, L. Rueda, A. Bulkan, Y. Chen, and P.C.K. Hung. Toward efficient detection of child pornography in the network infrastructure. International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems, 1(2):15–31, 2006.
    • P.C. van Oorschot, J.-M. Robert, and M. Vargas Martin. A monitoring system for detecting repeated packets with applications to computer worms. International Journal of Information Security, 5(3):169–186, 2006.
    • J. Czyzowicz, E. Kranakis, D. Krizanc, A. Pelc, and M. Vargas Martin. Enhancing hyperlink structure for improving web performance. Journal of Web Engineering, 1(2):93–127, 2004.
  • Book chapters
    • M.A. García-Ruiz, M. Vargas Martin, and P. Olsson. An overview of child abuses in 3D social networks and online video games. In Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics: Issues, Impacts and Practices, chapter 6, pages 101–116. IGI Global, 2012.
    • M. García-Ruiz, J. Tashiro, B. Kapralos, and M. Vargas Martin. Crouching tangents, hidden danger: Assessing development of dangerous misconceptions within serious games for healthcare education. In S. Hai-Jew, editor, Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends, chapter 14, pages 269–306. IGI Global, 2010.
    • M.A. García-Ruiz, M. Vargas Martin, R. Aquino-Santos, O. Alvarez-Cárdenas, A. Edwards, and M.G. Mayoral-Baldivia. An overview of auditory feedback for intrusion detection with applications to wireless networks. In Next Generation Mobile Networks and Ubiquitous Computing, chapter 10, pages 94–104. IGI Global, 2010.
    • R. Mendoza, M. Vargas Martin, J. Muñoz, J. Vanderdonckt, and F.J. Alvarez. Using design patterns to incorporate usability in user interfaces for secure interactive online systems. In B. McQuay and W.W. Smari, editors, Security in Computing and Networking: The State of the Art, chapter 35. Wiley, 2009.
    • M. Vargas Martin, P. Hung, and A. Brown. Security issues of VOIP. In VoIP Handbook: Applications, Technologies, Reliability, and Security, chapter 20, pages 364–384. CRC Press, 2009.
    • L.C. Rodríguez, M. Mora, M. Vargas Martin, R. O’Connor, and F.J. Alvarez. Process models of SDLCs: Comparison and evolution. In Handbook of A&D of Systems, chapter 5, pages 76–89. Idea Group Inc., 2009.
  • Peer-reviewed conferences
    • C. Bellman, M. Vargas Martin, S. MacDonald, On the Potential of Data Extraction by Detecting Unaware Facial Recognition with Brain-Computer Interfaces. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Computing, San Francisco, USA, July, 2018.
    • C. Bellman, M. Vargas Martin. Use of Machine Learning for Detection of Unaware Facial Recognition Without Individual Training. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, Cancun, Mexico, December 2017.
    • D. Moreno, M. Melaisiy, S. MacDonald, A. Uribe-Quevedo, M. Vargas Martin, B. Kapralos. Using a Brain-Computer Interface to Examine the Effects of Sound on a Haptic-Based Virtual drilling. Proceedings of International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, Cyprus, Greece, August 2017.
    • R. Alomari, M. Vargas Martin, S. MacDonald, C. Bellman, R. Liscano, A. Maraj. What Your Brain Says About Your Password: Using Bain-Computer Interfaces to Predict Password Memorability. In Proceedings of Privacy, Security, and Trust, Calgary, Canada, August 2017.
    • Z. Joudaki, J. Thorpe, M. Vargas Martin. System-Assigned Passwords You Can’t Write Down, But Don’t Need To. Proceedings. Privacy, Security, and Trust, Calgary, Canada, August 2017.
    • A. Ibrahim, S. Rahnamayan, M. Vargas Martin, K. Deb. Fusion-based Hybrid Many-Objective Optimization Algorithm. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. Donostia, Spain, June 5-8, 2017.
    • A. Ibrahim, S. Rahnamayan, M. Vargas Martin, K. Deb. Fusion of Many-Objective Non-dominated Solutions Using Reference Points. In Proceedings of International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization. Münster, Germany, March 19-22, 2017.
    • C. Bellman, M. Vargas Martin, R. Liscano, R. Alomari, S. MacDonald. Excuse Me, Do I Know You From Somewhere? Unaware Facial Recognition Using Brain-Computer Interfaces. In Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa Village, USA, January 4–7, 2017.
    • D. Rojas, M. Vargas Martin, B. Kapralos. Evaluating a Sound-Enhanced Intrusion Detection System to Identify Network Congestion. In Proceedings of IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Athens, Greece, June 21–24, 2016.Ibrahim, S. Rahnamayan, M. Vargas Martin, K. Deb. 3D-RadVis: Visualization of Pareto Front in Many-Objective Optimization. In Proceedings of IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, Canada, July 24–29, 2016.
    • Ibrahim, S. Rahnamayan, M. Vargas Martin, K. Deb. EliteNSGA-III: An Improved Evolutionary Many-Objective Optimization Algorithm. In Proceedings of IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, Canada, July 24–29, 2016.
    • Bellman, R. AlOmari, A. Fung, M. Vargas Martin, R. Liscano. Challenges in the Effectiveness of Image Tagging Using Consumer-Grade Brain-Computer Interfaces. In Proceedings of International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics. Lecce, Italy, June 15–18, 2016.
    • Moore, M. Vargas Martin, R. Liscano. Evaluating Hamming Distance as a Metric for the Detection of CRC-Based Side-Channel Communications in MANETs. In Proceedings of International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, Madrid, Spain, May 23–26, 2016.
    • Chea, M. Vargas Martin, R. Liscano. Evaluating Hamming Distance as a CRC-Based Side-Channel Detection Measure in Wi-Fi Networks. In Proceedings of International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, Madrid, Spain, May 23–26, 2016.
    • Moore, R. Liscano, M. Vargas Martin. Detection of Side-Channel Communication in a MANET Environment. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, pp. 656–661, Las Vegas, USA, December 7–9, 2015.
    • Chea, M. Vargas Martin, R. Liscano. Hamming Distance as a Metric for the Detection of CRC-Based Side-Channel in 802.11 Wireless Communications. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security. Florence, Italy, September 28–30, 2015.
    • Tashiro, P.C.K. Hung, M. Vargas Martin, R.R. Tashiro. What Really Works in Hybrid Learning: A Cognitive Perspective. International Conference on Hybrid Learning, pp. 15–35, Wuhan, China, July 27–29, 2015.
    • Ibrahim, S. Rahnamayan, M. Vargas Martin. MDE: Differential evolution with merit-based mutation strategy. In Proceedings IEEE Symposium on Differential Evolution, pp. 1–8, Orlando, USA, December 9–12, 2014.
    • Luna García, R. Mendoza González, M. Vargas Martin, J. Muñoz Arteaga, F.J. Álvarez Rodríguez, and L.C. Rodríguez Martínez. A classification of design patterns to support mobile groupware systems. In Proceedings Mexican Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 46–52, Ocotlán, Mexico, November 4–7, 2014.
    • Aversano, V. Cho, M. Vargas Martin. Using brain-computer interfaces to determine the location of missing people. In Proceedings IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Games, Entertainment, Media Conference, October 22–24, 2014.
    • Tashiro, F. Hurst, A. Brown, P. Hung, M. Vargas Martin. Personalized-adaptive learning – A model for CIT curricula. In Proceedings International Conference on Hybrid Learning Theory and Practice, pp. 266–277. Shanghai, China, August 8–10, 2014.
    • Rodriguez Garcia, J. Thorpe, and M. Vargas Martin. Crypto-assistant: Towards facilitating developer's encryption of sensitive data. In Proceedings International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, pp. 342–346, Toronto, Canada, July 23–24, 2014.
    • Vargas Martin. Automatic hotlink insertion in live production websites. In Proceedings International Conference on Services Computing, Anchorage, USA, June 27 – July 2, 2014.
    • Ibrahim, S. Rahnamayan, M. Vargas Martin. Simulated raindrop algorithm for global optimization. In Proceedings IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, pp. 1–8, Toronto, Canada, May 4–7, 2014.
    • Madtha, M. Vargas Martin, R. Liscano, B. Moore, M. Salmanian, M. Li, P.C. Mason. Detection of side-channel communication in ad hoc networks using request to send (RTS) messages. In Proceedings IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, pp. 1–6, Toronto, Canada, May 4–7, 2014.
    • O.A. Mohammed, K. El-Khatib, M. Vargas Martin. A survey of cognitive radio management functions. In Proceedings International Conference on Advances in Cognitive Radio, pp. 6–13, Nice, France, February 23–27, 2014.
    • Vargas Martin. Navdriver: Adaptive websites via SaaS. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, Santa Clara, U.S.A., June 27 to July 2 2013.
    • Li, M. Salmanian, P.C. Mason, V. Chea, M. Vargas Martin, and R. Liscano. A realistic implementation for simulating side-channel in mobile ad hoc networks. In Proceedings Military Modeling and Simulation, San Diego, U.S.A., April 7–10 2013.
    • Fernández, M. Regts, J. Tashiro, and M. Vargas Martin. Neural network prediction model for a digital media learning environment. In Proceedings International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Las Vegas, U.S.A., July 16–19 2012.
    • Fernández, M. Regts, J. Tashiro, and M. Vargas Martin. Analysis on user profile variables for a digital media learning environment. In Proceedings International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Las Vegas, U.S.A., July 16–19 2012.
    • Regts, A. Fernández, M. Vargas Martin, and J. Tashiro. Methodology for studying health science students’ development of misconceptions. In Proceedings International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications, pages 112–119, Reunion Island, March 1–5 2012.
    • Fernández, M. Regts, M. Vargas Martin, and J. Tashiro. Prediction model based on user profile and partial course progress for a digital media learning environment. In Proceedings International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications, pages 120–123, Reunion Island, March 1–5 2012.
    • Tashiro, P.C.K. Hung and M. Vargas Martin. A transtheoretical model for blended learning leads to new types of learning environments. In Proceedings Technology for Education and Learning (TEL), Beijing, China, October 24–25 2011.
    • Najafizadeh, R. Liscano, M. Vargas Martin, P. Mason and M. Salmanian. Challenges in the implementation and simulation for wireless side-channel based on intentionally corrupted FCS. In Proceedings International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT), pages 165–172, Niagara Falls, Canada, September 19–21 2011.Ibarra Hernández, F.J. Alvarez Rodríguez and M. Vargas Martin. Use processes: Modeling requirements based on elements of BPMN and UML use case diagrams. In Proceedings Software Technology and Engineering (ICSTE), pages 36–40, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 3–5 2010.
    • Tashiro, P.C.K. Hung, and M. Vargas Martin. ROAD-MAP for educational simulations and serious games. In Proceedings International Conference on Hybrid Learning, pages 186–204, Beijing, China, August 16–18 2010.
    • Vargas Martin, K Jóhannsdóttir, G.B. Reynaga, J. Tashiro, and M.A. García-Ruiz. Unconscious mind: Authenticating with something you don’t know? Or just an infallible liveness test? In Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Calgary, Canada, May 2–5 2010.
    • Ibarra-Hernández, M. Vargas Martin, R. Mendoza, and F. Alvarez-Rodríguez. A rating model and taxonomy factors for security, usability and B2C, C2C shopping e-commerce websites. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIC), Thunder Bay, Canada, July 5–8 2010.
    • Mendoza González, J. Muñoz-Arteaga, M. Vargas Martin, F. Alvarez-Rodríguez, and R. Santaolaya. A pattern approach based on usability criteria to reduce usability design flaws in graphical user interfaces of identity management systems. In Proceedings of International Workshop on Secure Systems Methodologies using Patterns, Kracow, Poland, February 15–18 2010.
    • Odor, B. Nasri, M. Salmanian, P.C. Mason, M. Vargas Martin, and R. Liscano. A frame handler module for a hidden-channel in mobile ad hoc networks. In Proceedings of LCN Workshop on Security in Communication Networks (SICK), pages 930–936, Zurich, Switzerland, October 2009.
    • Ibrahim and M. Vargas Martin. Addressing privacy constraints for efficient monitoring of network traffic for illicit images. In Proceedings of IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity, pages 302–308, Toronto, Canada, September 26–27 2009. Nominated for Best Paper Award.
    • Mendoza, M. Vargas Martin, J. Muñoz, and F.J. Alvarez. A measurement model for secure and usable e-commerce websites. In Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, St. John’s, Canada, May 3–6 2009.
    • Brown, M. Vargas Martin, B. Kapralos, M.A. García-Ruiz, and M. Green. Using sonification to enhance teaching and learning of network intrusion detection. In International Conference on Humans and Computers, Hamamatsu, Japan, December 9–10 2009.
    • M.A. García-Ruiz, M. Vargas Martin, and A. Ibrahim. Combating child exploitation in Second Life. In Proceedings of IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity, pages 761–766, Toronto, Canada, September 26–27 2009.
    • Ibrahim and M. Vargas Martin. Detecting and preventing the electronic transmission of illicit images and its network performance. In Proceedings of International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, Albany, U.S.A., September 30 - October 2 2009.
    • Muñoz, R. Mendoza, M. Vargas Martin, J. Vanderdonckt, F. Alvarez-Rodríguez, and J. González-Callerons. A method to design information security feedback using patterns and HCI-security criteria. In Proceedings of Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces (CADUI), Albacete, Spain, June 11–13 2008.
    • Qi, M. Vargas Martin, M.A. García-Ruiz, M. Green, and B. Kapralos. Toward sound-assisted intrusion detection systems. In Proceedings of International Symposium of Information Security (IS), Algarve, Portugal, November 25–30 2007.
    • Qi, M. Zandi, and M. Vargas Martin. A network mitigation system against denial of service: A Linux-based prototype. In Proceedings of IASTED Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA), Chamonix, France, March 14–16 2007.
    • M.A. García-Ruiz, A. Edwards, R. Aquino-Santos, M. Vargas Martin, and S.A. El Seoud. Using auditory display to teach network intrusion detection. In Proceedings of ICL Conference, Villach, Austria, September 26–28 2007.
    • M.A. García-Ruiz, A. Edwards, R. Aquino-Santos, M. Vargas Martin, and R. Mendoza González. Using sonification to teach network intrusion detection: A preliminary usability study. In Proceedings of ED-Media, Vancouver, Canada, June 25–29 2007.
    • García-Ruiz, M. Vargas Martin, and B. Kapralos. Towards multimodal interfaces for intrusion detection. In Proceedings of Audio Engineering Society: Pro Audio Expo and Convention, Vienna, Austria, May 5–8 2007.
    • P.C.K. Hung, J. Andrade, Y. Chen, R. Huang, M. Vargas Martin, and Y. Zheng. Research issues of privacy access control model for mobile ad hoc healthcare applications with XACML. In Proceedings of International Workshop on Web and Mobile Information Services (WAMIS), Niagara Falls, Canada, May 21–23 2007.
    • Mendoza González, J. Muñoz Arteaga, F.J Alvarez, and M. Vargas Martin. Integration of auditive and visual feedback in the design of interfaces for security applications. In Workshop on Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities for Human-Computer Interaction in Latin America (CLIHC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 10–11 2007.
    • Shupo, B. Kapralos, and M. Vargas Martin. Statistical-based skin classifier for omni-directional images. In Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Vision Theory (VISAPP), Barcelona, Spain, March 8–11 2007.
    • García-Ruiz, M. Vargas Martin, and M. Green. Towards a multimodal human computer interface to analyze intrusion detection in computer networks. In Proceedings of the First Human-Computer Interaction Workshop (MexIHC), Puebla, Mexico, 2006.
    • Muñoz Arteaga, R. Mendoza González, F.J. Alvarez, and M. Vargas Martin. A classification of security patterns for the transactions between a requester an intermediary and a web service. In Proceedings of IASTED International Conference on Communication, Network, and Information Security (CNIS), Cambridge, U.S.A., October 2006.
    • Chopra, M. Vargas Martin, L. Rueda, and P.C.K. Hung. Toward new paradigms to combating internet child pornography. In Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ottawa, Canada, May 2006.
    • Chopra, M. Vargas Martin, L. Rueda, and P.C.K. Hung. A source address reputation system to combating child pornography at the network level. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Applied Computing, San Sebastian, Spain, February 2006. Outstanding Paper Award.
    • Vargas Martin. A monitoring system for mitigating fast propagating worms in the network infrastructure. In Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Saskatoon, Canada, May 2005.
    • Kranakis, D. Krizanc, and M. Vargas Martin. Improving web server’s data transfer with hotlinks. In Proceedings of IADIS WWW/Internet Conference, Algarve, Portugal, November 5–8 2003.
    • Kranakis, D. Krizanc, and M. Vargas Martin. The hotlink optimizer. In Proceedings International Conference on Internet Computing, pages 87–94, Las Vegas, U.S.A., June 24–27 2002.
    • Czyzowicz, E. Kranakis, D. Krizanc, A. Pelc, and M. Vargas Martin. Evaluation of hotlink assignment heuristics for improving web access. In Proceedings International Conference on Internet Computing, pages 793–799, Las Vegas, U.S.A., June 25–28, 2001.
    • Bose, J. Czyzowicz, L. Gasieniec, E. Kranakis, D. Krizanc, A. Pelc, and M. Vargas Martin. Strategies for hotlink assignments. In Proceedings International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC), pages 23–34, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2000
  • Editorial position for scholarly books and journals

    Chair (with M. Jensen and C.A. Ardagna). IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy Engineering (SPE 2015). New York City, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2015.

    Technical Program Committee. IEEE International Conference on Services Computing. Anchorage, USA, June 27 to July 2, 2014.

    Program Committee. IEEE Games Media Entertainment. Toronto, Canada, October 22 to 24, 2014.

    Editor (with M.A. Garcia-Ruiz, and A. Edwards). Technology for Facilitating Humanity and Combating Social Deviations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Publisher: IGI Global. 2011.

    Editor (with S. Gagnon, P. Hung, and K. Passerini). Special Issue: Measuring e- Business for Development: Toward an International Process, International Journal for Infonomics (www.i-journal.org.uk). Publisher: e-Centre for Infonomics. Online (ISSN 1742–4712) and in Print (ISSN 1742–4720), 2005.