Ali Dehghantanha

Canada Research Chair in Cyber Security and Threat Intelligence

Tier 2 - 2020-08-01
University of Guelph
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Research summary

Protecting Canada’s critical infrastructure—such as pipelines, turbines, and smart grids and transport systems—from cyber-attacks is important work. To carry it out properly, we need technologies for cyber-threat identification, analysis and remediation that are supported by artificial intelligence (AI).

Dr. Ali Dehghantanha, Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence, is developing these technologies. He and his research team are creating asset discovery and threat correlation engines as well as AI-based models for cyber-threat hunting. They are also developing intelligent systems to gather and share cyber-threat intelligence and decision-support systems to inform security experts about how to defend against cyber-attacks. Dehghantanha and his team are also building fuzzy learning systems (which mimic human approaches to reasoning) to assess risk in critical infrastructure.