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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Security, Artificial Intelligence, and Networks Lab (SAIN Lab)

Julie Thorpe, PhD, Ying Zhu, PhD and Amirali Abari, PhD founded the Security, Artificial Intelligence, and Networks Lab (SAIN Lab) in 2017. The SAIN Lab performs applied, multidisciplinary, and innovative research on networks, computer systems, data, and intelligent decision systems. Our research touches many vibrant and exciting disciplines such as information security,  privacy,  artificial intelligence, application networks, and human computer interaction. Our motto is simple: “Do sane research at SAIN,” where sane research is defined as impactful research that enhances the daily lives of people, nations, and organizations, as well as being the foundation of other impactful research and development.   Lab members have access to high-performance GPU servers, high-performance traditional servers, and web servers.   Members also have access to the Human-Centred Computing Lab for running studies with human subjects. 

Research areas include:

  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Application Networks
  • Network Science
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Usable Security

Visit the SAIN Lab website here.