Cyber-physical systems are smart systems that include engineered, interacting networks of physical and computational components. These systems enable technological advances in critical infrastructures, such as smart power grids, oil and gas refineries, and smart transportation systems. But these technological advances also can lead to serious challenges, such as security threats.
Dr. Hadis Karimipour, Canada Research Chair in Secure and Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems, is using artificial intelligence-aided tools that will help to address these challenges and protect critical infrastructure. She and her research team will focus on developing methods for intelligent condition monitoring, cyber threat hunting and detection, threat prediction and threat mitigation. Ultimately, their work will help protect Canada’s critical infrastructure and ensure that it is not compromised by malicious activities.