UNB, SageTea, Lockheed Martin and CAAF Team Up for Advanced AI



Sept 8, 2020

Today, SageTea Software and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce they have signed a 3 Year Collaboration agreement with funding from the Lockheed Martin Cybersecurity Research Fund and support from the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation.

“This landmark agreement is an important step for SageTea. We see UNB’s research program as a key part of our R&D and we are very pleased to be working with Dr. Arash Lashkari. This has been made possible by support from Lockheed Martin, to whom we are very thankful,” Says David Long, CEO, SageTea Inc.

Through this collaboration, SageTea will deliver a new fully secure AI solution. Applications of this AI project will be applied to provide the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation with first of its kind Root Cause Analysis capabilities using the latest Deep Learning techniques from world class data scientists at the University of New Brunswick. The team will be led by Dr. Lashkari, assistant professor and research coordinator of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC).

“Root cause analysis identifies the influential factors that lead to service degradation. It is important to find such factors that directly or indirectly deteriorate the performance and security of AI solutions. The reason behind this is that AI is used to solve critical and complex computer science problems and security of AI is one of the key issues that will affect the solutions,” says Dr. Lashkari. “In this collaborative initiative, we aim to perform root cause analysis using deep learning techniques to find the influential factors that affect the security of AI solutions.”

“Artificial intelligence and root cause analysis are at the heart of our research program. The potential synergy between these two pillars of data analytics presents a number of exciting possibilities for public sector analysts and auditors. We look forward to collaborating with the University of New Brunswick and SageTea Software to explore these new tools,” says Yves Genest, Vice-President, Products and Services, Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation.