Dr. Andrew Park

Andrew Park is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing Science at Thompson Rivers University. He is a National Member of the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies (ICURS) and Senior Research Affiliate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS). His research interest includes social network analysis and visualization, the study of people’s fear/perception of crime and behavior using virtual environments, Gerontechnology, Computational Criminology, and agent-based modeling and simulation for counter-terrorism and crowd control. He is particularly interested in visualizing big data using interactive visual analytics techniques to understand their patterns and trends. He has been working on hackers’ forums, criminal networks, and terrorism. Dr. Park received his Ph.D. from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University.

Contact Information:
Email: apark@tru.ca
Phone: +1 (250) 828-5053

Relevant Publications:

A. J. Park, R. N. Quadari, and H. H. Tsang. “Phishing Website Detection Framework Through Web Scraping and Data Mining.” IEEE Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference 2017, Vancouver, BC (2017).

A. J. Park, B. Beck, D. Fletcher, P. Lam, and H. H. Tsang. "Temporal Analysis of Dark Web Forum Users.” International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics 2016, San Francisco, California (2016).

A. J. Park, S. Buckley, H. C. A. Ramírez, H. H. Tsang, and V. Spicer, “A Decision Support System for Crowd Control Using Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation.” IEEE ICDM Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Atlantic City, NJ (2015).

A. J. Park and S. Buckley, “Three-Dimensional Agent-Based Model and Simulation of a Burglar’s Target Selection.”  European Intelligence and Security Informatics 2015, Manchester, United Kingdom (2015).

A. J. Park and H. H. Tsang, “Detecting Key Players in Criminal Networks Using Dynalink.” European Intelligence and SecurityInformatics 2013, Uppsala, Sweden (2013).

A. J. Park, H. H. Tsang, and P. L. Brantingham, “Dynalink: A Framework for Dynamic Criminal Network Visualization.”  EuropeanIntelligence and Security Informatics 2012, Odense, Denmark, (2012).

A. J. Park, E. Hwang, V. Spicer, C. Cheng, P.L. Brantingham, and A. Sixsmith, "Testing Elderly People’s Fear of Crime using a VirtualEnvironment." European Intelligence and Security Informatics 2011, Athens, Greece, pp. 7-12 (2011).