Prof. Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov, LERSSE founder and director.

Postdoctoral fellows


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

Master of Applied Science (with refereed publications and thesis)

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.


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
  • Kirstie Hawkey, 2010, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada.
  • 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).