Benoit Hamelin

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Strategic Researcher

I perform fundamental research in data science and data engineering in the fields of intelligence and cyber defense. I also support the integration of academic and external research efforts towards such applications, as well as intra-organizational innovation transfer processes.

    I also advise and promote sane applications of data science applications during R&D surges and workshops. In particular, I support research groups during the annual GeekWeek cyber defense event sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.

    Current research and/or projects

    My recent focus has been on understanding and infering the occurrence of second-degree phenomena through the analysis of monitoring telemetry and application logs. Projects in this field have come across two main threads of activity:

    1. Triaging reports from cyber defense analytics in order to best leverage limited investigation resources;
    2. Gain a global understanding and baseline model of concurrent computing processes from large-scale studies of telemetry datasets through unsupervised data mapping methodologies.

    Research and/or project statements

    I want to provide the scientific and collaborative means that will gain Canadian cyber defenders the upper hand in their struggle to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Canada's state services and critical infrastructures.

    Professional activities / interests

    • Dataset analysis, enrichment and development.
    • Cyber defense process design and refinement.
    • Teach and advocate statistical and data literacy amongst practicing peers.
    • Foster international collaborations with corresponding organizations, academia and industry to address and solve cyber defense issues.

    Education and awards

    Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec, Canada.

    M.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.