Note: unlike in other countries, Masters programs in most Canadian universities, particularly UBC, usually involve refereed publications in reputable journals and conferences, and thesis. Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) also involves a thesis defense.

I have two Ph.D. student vacancies starting September of next year. The application deadline is some time in January. Find more about this opportunity.

current postdoctoral fellows and graduate students

Postdoctoral fellows


Master of Applied Science (with refereed publications and thesis)


Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Nalin Asanka, Associate Lecturer at University of New South
    Wales, Australia.
  • Dr. Hyoungshick Kim, 2013, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
  • Dr. Kirstie Hawkey, 2010, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada.
  • Dr. Kasia Muldner, 2008, Assistant Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University, Canada.


Master of Applied Science (with refereed publications and thesis)

Exchange Ph.D. students

  • Ahmed Mahfouz, 2015, Minia University, Egypt.

Exchange Masters Students

Master of Engineering (no thesis)

  • Kai X, 2010. Developer at Electronic Arts, Canada.
  • Kartik Markandan, 2008, graduation project “A Study of Security Administration Errors,” Analyst with the Government of Canada.
  • Ming-Che (Johnson) Tsai, 2006, “SaamViz – Visualizer for SAAM,” Software Engineer with Electronic Arts.
  • Johnson Lee, 2006, “Promising Developments in Key Management for Wireless Sensor Networks,” Project Manager, CGTV Games.


  • Oliver Zheng, USRA 2009 summer student, Software Development Engineer, Microsoft.
  • Levi Stoddard, USRA 2009 summer student.
  • André R. Gagné, 2008, Masters student at SFU.
  • Jeanette Tsang, 2005, consultant in Security & Privacy team of Deloitte & Touche LLP (London).

committee member of other graduate students

  • External examiner for Ph.D. thesis defence
    • Sonia Chiasson, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2008
    • Bart de Win, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2004
  • University examiner for Ph.D. thesis defence
    • Amir Valizadeh, 2013
    • Brett Cannon, 2011
    • Jan Hannemann, 2005
  • Departmental Ph.D. Examination Committee Member
    • Jun Wang, 2011
    • Ali Al Shidhani, 2010
    • Yew Lam, 2007
  • Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Committee Member
    • Amir Valizadeh, 2009
    • Tony Tang, 2009
    • Ali Bakhoda, 2009
    • Ali Al Shidhani, 2007
    • Jun Wang, 2007
    • Majid Khabbazian, 2006
    • Maryam Razavi, 2005
    • Xiang Cao, 2004
    • Mandana Sotoodeh, 2004
    • David Tompkins, 2003
  • Master Thesis Defense Committee Member
    • Madhu Sharm, 2011
    • Armin Bahramshahry, 2009
    • Larix Lee, 2008
    • Nima Kaviani, SFU, 2007
    • Xiang Cao, 2006
    • Ashley Gadd, 2005
  • Master Thesis Reader
    • Peng Peng, 2004