Trustworthy AI Research Lab (TAILab)

The Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (TAILab) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University is focused on research on understanding trust on machine learning particularly from information security perspective. While we are interested on data security research in its classical sense, in our research we see data as a dynamic entity that its characteristics change throughout its lifecycle, from sensing, collection, used in learning and inferencing to the time that it turns to a decision (Data product). Therefore, a major focus of my research group is on the security and privacy of algorithmic rendering of data using machine learning. By understanding data and its security, we are also interested to support privacy, transparency and accountability on data and its products through formalizing validation, attribution and evidence. (Please see my interview).


We meet bi-weekly to discuss research topics on AI and Machine Learning Security, Privacy. Please see the meeting schedule and discussion topics here. If you are interested to attend please contact Reza Samavi.


Current Projects

Faculty
Reza Samavi, PhD, PEng

Security & Privacy

Semantic Web

Machine Learning

Optimization


Research Students
Omar Boursalie, PhD candidate Biomedical Engineering, Co-supervised with Dr. Thomas Doyle (McMaster U.)

Machine Learning

Bioinformatics & eHealth

Optimization


Awards: NSERC PGS-D Recipient for 2018-2020
Moe Sabry, PhD candidate Computer Science, Co-supervised with Dr. Douglas Stebila (Waterloo U.) and Dr. Emil Sekirinski (McMaster U.)

Security

Cryptography

Mini Thomas, PhD student Software Engineering, Co-supervised with Dr. Antoine Deza (McMaster U.)

Optimization

Machine Learning

Bioinformatics & eHealth

Yu Wang, MEng Software Engineering

Security & Privacy

Machine Learning

Blockchain


Awards: MITACS Award with Highmark Global
Anna Lindsay-Mosher, USRA - Art and Science

Semantic Web

Machine Learning

Social Good


Awards: Undergraduate Student Research Award
Research group meeting Sep. 2019


Research group meeting Aug. 2018

Alumni
Vanessa Carleo BravoC, MSc Computer Science

Security & Privacy

Machine Learning

Social Networks

Yuting Liang, MSc Computer Science

Security & Privacy

Optimization

Machine Learning

Yifan Ou, MSc Computer Science

Security & Privacy

Optimization

Machine Learning

Saman Dhindsa, MEng, Co-supervised with Dr. Gail Krantzberg

Security

Privacy


Awards: MITACS Award with Highmark Global
Karl Knopf, MSc Computer Science, Co-supervised with Dr. Douglas Stebila
Thesis:Real World Secret Leaking
Position: PhD student, Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Pouyan Momeni, MEng Computer Science
Thesis:Machine Learning Model for Smart Contracts Security Analysis
Position: Senior Software Developer, Scotia Bank
Awards: MITACS Award with Highmark Global
Andrew Sutton, MSc Computer Science
Thesis: Establishing Verifiable Trust in Collaborative Health Research
Position: Blockchain Application Developer at RBC
Awards: SOSCIP Award
Omar Boursalie, MASc Biomedical Engineering, Co-supervised with Dr. Thomas Doyle
Thesis: Mobile Machine Learning for Realtime Predictive Monitoring of Cardiovascular Disease
Position: PhD Candidate at McMaster
Mingyuan Li, MSc eHealth
Thesis: DSAP: Data Sharing Agreements Privacy Ontology
Position: Solution Developer at CIHI
Sameen Ateeq, MSc eHealth
Thesis: Finding and Evaluating Predictive Factors of Fall-Related Injuries
Ali Ariaeinejad, MSc eHealth
Thesis: A Performance Predictive Model for Emergency Medicine Residents
Position: Software Developer at Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Qian Shan, MEng Computer Science
Project: Augmented Reality Based Brain Tumor 3D Visualization
Farshad Rahimi Asl, MEng Computer Science, Co-supervised with Dr. Fei Chiang
Project: Privacy Aware Web Services in the Cloud
Position: Software Engineer at Evertz
Xiao Dong, MEng Computer Science
Project: COC: An ontology for capturing semantics of circle of care
Position: Senior Software Engineer at BlueCat
Salman Khawaja, MEng Computer Science
Project: Securing the Privacy of Electronic Health Records on Mobile Phones