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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Miguel Vargas Martin

Miguel Vargas Martin
PhD, PEng


Computer Science

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3042
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 2834

Research topics

  • computer and systems security
  • artificial intelligence


Dr. Miguel Vargas Martin is a Professor in Computer Science at Ontario Tech University. He has a PhD (Computer Science) from Carleton University, a Master's degree (Electrical Engineering) from CINVESTAV del IPN, and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from UAA. He is a Licenced Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. His research interests are computer and systems security and artificial intelligence.


  • PhD in Computer Science Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2003
  • Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering CINVESTAV del IPN, Guadalajara, Mexico 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico 1996

Courses taught

  • Graduate level:
    • Cryptography and Secure Communications
    • Machine Learning
  • Undergraduate level:
    • Machine Learning
    • Cryptography and Network Security
    • Mobile Web Programming
    • Cryptography, Malware, and Network Security
    • Malware
    • Computer Security
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Java
    • C++
    • Python

Research and expertise

  • authentication
  • natural language processing