Dr. Fernandez is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer & Software Engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal since 2004. 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, denial of service attacks, intrusion detection systems, security product testing methodologies, and security and integration of logical and physical access control systems. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO), an international organization regrouping Anti-virus vendors, testers, technical publishers and user group advocates trying to establish common standards for security product evaluation.
His teaching activities include introductory computer security, computer security product evaluation and research methods that he teaches to both university students and industry professionals. 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 in Cryptology from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Quantum Computing from the Université de Montréal.