University of New Brunswick dean named Canada Research chair in cybersecurity

The Canadian Press
Monday December 05, 2016
Written by The Canadian Press
FREDERICTON — The dean of computer science at the University of New Brunswick has been named a Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity.

Ali Ghorbani is doing research to develop techniques and tools to identify cyberthreats and cybercriminal activity before they're able to cause harm.

He says being named a Canada Research Chair will allow him to expand his research program, attract more graduate students and research associates, and increase collaborations with the cybersecurity industry

UNB will receive $200,000 in annual funding for each of the seven years of Ghorbani's term.

Ghorbani has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and supervised over 160 research associates, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students.

He has obtained more than $6 million to fund five large multi-project research initiatives since 2010.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2016

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