Dr. Fernandez is an associate professor in the Department of Computer & Software Engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal. He heads the Laboratory for Information Security Research (SecSI) and his main area of research is computer security. His current research interests include malware and botnet analysis, security product testing methodologies, critical infrastructure security and security and integration of logical and physical access control systems. He has several years of professional experience as a practitioner of Information Security in both industry and government.
He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, a Master’s from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from the Université de Montréal.