Faculty Profiles

Victor Ralevich

Victor Ralevich

Professor and Program Coordinator, School of Applied Computing

Victor Ralevich has more than 20 years of experience in information systems security research, development and consulting. His primary interest is in issues of privacy protection in cyberspace, applied cryptography, legal issues related to cyber conflicts, and PKI solutions development and implementation.

Victor developed and taught mathematics and computer science courses at the university and college level in Europe, the U.S. and Canada for most of his career. In the IT industry, he also held the following positions: chief scientist, information systems security consultant, chief security officer, and IT manager in several large U.S. and Canadian companies.

He is also the creator and program co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) program at Sheridan College, the first such undergraduate program in Canada.

Victor has a PhD in applied mathematics, MSc and BSc degrees in mathematics, and has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2006.

Victor has published 21 peer-reviewed scientific research papers in fields of information security, intelligent agents, security related education, and mathematics. He has been invited to speak at several information sciences security events in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. He was an invited speaker at the Joint C2 Capabilities Conference organized for the senior military and U.S. government personnel in Washington, D.C. in 2008, a keynote speaker at the ISITST International Conference in Dublin, Ireland and a keynote speaker at the Fourth International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2009) in Amman, Jordan. 

Victor has participated in research projects in various areas, such as PKI protocols, PKI implementation in data storage and transfer, cross-border data exchange and protection, applied cryptography, IS security and computer science education, and applied research related to efficient use of alternative energy resources.  

In the past 10 years, he has presented his research results at 25 international conferences and six workshops, was chair and/or a member of organizing committees of 28 different international scientific conferences in applied computer science, IS security and related fields worldwide. He regularly serves as the peer reviewer of scientific research papers at international IS security conferences.