Dr. Capobianco's research is in the spectroscopy, synthesis and characterization of nanocrystals doped with lanthanide ions. His work has attracted considerable attention due to its potential applications in cell targeting, imaging, diagnostic medicine and forensic and security markers.
His publication record includes over 90 research articles that have been published in leading refereed journals, 85 conference presentations, 5 invited review articles and numerous invited lectures. Professor Capobianco has been Visiting Professor at the University of Verona (Italy), l'Universite d'Angers (France), University Autonoma de Madrid(Spain) and a NATO Visiting Professor at University of Trento(Italy). He is currently on the Editorial Board of Journal of Nanotechnology, Research Letters in Nanotechnology and International Journal of Green Nanotechnology.
Dr. Chapman’s sound art ranges from intermedia performance (incorporating original music, video projection and live scratch DJing), to studio-based composition. He has written on audio sampling for a variety of academic publications including Organised Sound, M/C: Journal and The Canadian Journal of Communication. His work has been commissioned internationally for radio, video and contemporary dance. Dr. Chapman’s PhD dissertation was the first research-creation project to be successfully defended in his domain in Canada (2007).
Dr. Mourad Debbabi is a Full Professor and the Director of the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering. He holds the Concordia Research Chair Tier I in Information Systems Security. He is also the Vice-President of the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA Canada). He is the founder and one of the leaders of the Computer Security Laboratory (CSL) at Concordia University. He is the Specification Lead of four Standard JAIN (Java Intelligent Networks) Java Specification Requests (JSRs) dedicated to the elaboration of standard specifications for presence and instant messaging.
In the past, he served as Senior Scientist at the Panasonic Information and Network Technologies Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of Laval University, Quebec, Canada; Senior Scientist at General Electric Research Center, New York, USA; Research Associate at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, California, USA; and Permanent Researcher at the Bull Corporate Research Center, Paris, France. Dr. Debbabi holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in computer science from Paris-XI Orsay, University, France. He published more than 160 research papers in journals and conferences on computer security, cyber forensics, formal semantics, Java security and acceleration, cryptographic protocols, malicious code detection, programming languages, type theory and specification and verification of safety-critical systems. He supervised to successful completion 12 Ph.D. students and more than 40 Master students.
Captain Frederick Gaudreau is the Officer in charge of the Sûreté du Québec Cybercrime Unit. He plans, organizes, manages and controls the activities inherent to the Cybercrime area for the Sûreté du Québec. He coordinates several major investigation files as well as a multitude of development projects in partnership with organizations dedicated to the fight against cybercrime. Mr. Gaudreau represents the Sûreté du Québec on several committees and study groups such as the Canadian Federal/Provincial/Territorial study group on cybercrime, the Interpol specialist group on crime against children, and the Association Francophone des Spécialistes en Investigation Numérique. He also represented the Sûreté du Québec during several symposiums and conventions in Québec, Canada and Internationally. As regards his training, Mr. Gaudreau holds a university certificate in Applied Police Management and Security, a university certificate in Management of Organizations and is presently completing a degree in Public Security.
Staff Seargeant Michael Haring has been a member of the C division of the Integrated Technological Crime Unit (ITCU) since 1999 and became the non-commissioned officer in charge of operations in 2008. The C division of the ITCU is responsible for computer and digital forensics for all of Quebec for federal investigations and also offers support and liaison to local police forces for specialized analysis with the RCMP Technological Crime Branch in Ottawa. In addition, the ITCU has an investigative mandate for computer crimes committed against Canadian critical infrastructure. The unit has worked several international files involving the German, French, Swiss, US, British, Belgian and Venezuelan police forces and routinely works with other police forces in Quebec and Canada, including, the Montreal police, the Sureté du Quebec and the OPP. As a member of the ITCU, Staff Sergeant Haring was the recipient of two certificates of appreciation from the FBI for work done on both the Mafia Boy file, a computer attack on several major US internet companies, and for attacks against the US Supreme Court. A member of the RCMP since 1990, he was first stationed in Kelowna, British Columbia where he was a member of the police mountain bike patrol and then of the E Division underwater recovery team, the Kelowna search and rescue team and of the Big White Police Ski Patrol. Staff Sergeant Haring has a DEC from John Abbott College, a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill and has completed training courses from the RCMP and the FBI on computing and computer intrusion.
Dr. Yasmin Jiwani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. Her doctorate in Communication Studies from Simon Fraser University, examined issues of race and representation in Canadian television news. Her recent publications include: Discourses of Denial: Mediations of Race, Gender and Violence. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006); and an edited collection with Candice Steenbergen and Claudia Mitchell titled: Girlhood, Redefining the Limits. (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2006). Her work has appeared in Social Justice, Violence Against Women, Canadian Journal of Communication, Journal of Popular Film & Television, Topia, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, and in numerous anthologies. Prior to her move to Concordia, Dr. Jiwani was the executive coordinator and principal researcher at the BC/Yukon FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children. Her previous work has focused on gendered narratives of war. Her most recent SSHRC funded research focuses on a comparative examination of femicide reporting in the press.
Dr. Shannon McSheffrey is a Professor in the Department of History at Concordia University. Her research interests centre on gender roles, marriage, law, civic culture and the uses of urban and domestic space. Her current project investigates how late medieval Londoners used law, legal records, and legal archives, in particular through the controversial uses of sanctuary in England during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
The author of four books and numerous scholarly articles in leading international journals, Dr. McSheffrey’s research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Ames Foundation for Legal History, and other funding bodies. In 2002, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (U.K.), and in 2006 she received the Walter D. Love Prize for best article in British History.
Ms. Lynne Perrault is a Computer Forensics Officer in the Electronic Evidence Unit (EEU) of the Competition Bureau, which is an independent Canadian law enforcement agency that investigates complaints and monitors businesses for fair practices. Ms. Perrault is also the Executive Director of the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance Canada (NCFTA). Formerly, she worked as Case Officer in FBP. She has more than 20 years of rich experience in forensic case management, evidence handling, forensic techniques, electronic evidence seizure, Internet research/investigations, interviewing and statement taking, fraud investigations, infringing intellectual property and competitor Intelligence, working within the judicial system, Internet threat investigations, policy development, legislative implementation and negotiated settlements. In the past, Ms. Perrault led the 2nd largest investigative firm in Ontario, expanding into three other provinces within 5 years. As a respected leader and young entrepreneur, she was twice recognized as one of Ottawa’s top 40 executives under 40 in 1997 and 1999 and nominated for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998.
Dr. Kim Sawchuk is the editor of the Canadian Journal of Communication (www.cjc-online.ca) and co-editor of wi: journal of mobile media (www.wi-not.ca). A feminist media studies scholar, her research and writing has long addressed the relationship between embodiment, discourses and experiences of technology. Her current work on this subject traverses two major areas: wireless, mobile communications and biomedical imaging. She was recently on sabbatical: during this time she was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bologna. She was also an invited lecturer at the University of Silesia, Poland and the University of Lancaster and the University of Manchester, England.
Tim Schwab is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University. He worked for many years as a producer, director and editor of documentaries in the United States and Canada. His works have been broadcast by CBC, RDI, PBS, Discovery, Al Jazeera, Al Aribiya and ABC Australia among others, and have won a number of awards, including the Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association for the 1997 film THE BURNING BARREL, co-directed with Christina Craton. His 2004 documentary BEING OSAMA, made with Mahmoud Kaabour for Diversus Productions documented the lives of Arab-Canadians living in post-9/11 Montréal. It has been televised around the world and was nominated as a “Best Practice in Combating Racism’ by the Canadian Council on Race Relations. Schwab’s work focuses on minority and diasporic communities, human rights and on the relationship between culture and the landscape and environment. He is currently at work on a project interviewing Palestinian filmmakers living in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and is a co-investigator on the SSHRC – CURA funded oral history project “Life Stories of Montréalers displaced by war, genocide and other human rights abuses”.
Dr. Suen’s primary areas of research interest include handwriting recognition by computer for applications in automatic entry/reading of handwritten data, as well as the analysis of the legibility of type and print fonts to discover how they affect human reading and vision, with the goal of discovering the most legible font for easy reading by children and adults.
In his three-decade long relationship with Concordia, Dr. Suen has been a creative and dynamic researcher, with accomplishments such as: authoring and/or editing twelve books and more than 400 papers on subjects ranging from computer vision and handwriting recognition, to expert systems and computational linguistics, founding the International Journal of Computer Processing of Oriental Languages and serving as its first Editor-in-Chief for ten year, and being named a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the International Association for Pattern Recognition.
Dr. Anne-Marie Croteau is an Associate Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems and the Director of the John Molson Executive MBA Program. Her research focuses on interorganizational governance of information technology, strategic management of information technology, globalization of information systems, electronic business, and health information systems. She is a Fellow at CIRANO and Researcher at CEFRIO. Her work has been published in various scientific journals such as IEEE-Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Knowledge Management, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences as well as in various national and international proceedings. Dr. Croteau’s research projects have been supported on several occasions by external grant agencies like SSHRC and FQRSC.
Lynn Hughes’s research and production focuses on interactive environments. She is currently working on designing new types interactive games which involve full body interaction and spatialized play. She is cofounder of the Technoculture, Art and Games group (with Bart Simon) based at Concordia. She was also instrumental in the founding, structuring and funding of Hexagram, the Montreal based Institute for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology, which is Canada’s largest and most productive new media hub. She is Associate Dean for Research and International Relations in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Concordia and Concordia Research Chair in Interactive Design and Games Innovation.
Dr. Rae Staseson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research-creation project, Between Sand and Snow, investigates the relationship between landscape and memory. Using video, sound and performance art, Dr. Staseson mediates the natural world and creates unusual places, spaces, and experiences. Between Sand and Snow invites intense contemplation and challenges one’s viewing expectations. This work draws upon a variety of formal traditions and uses the monumental and the miniature to transform one’s understanding of place.
Dr. Staseson’s work has been screened and exhibited internationally at such venues as the National Gallery of Canada, Harvard Film Archives, Walker Art Center, Mendel Art Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles). Her work has been supported by numerous arts councils and SSHRC (Research-Creation in the Fine Arts). Dr. Staseson’s work is also included in private and public art collections.