SparkCognition

SparkCognition is a global leader in AI-powered cyber-physical cognitive analytics. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge, patented technology, SparkCognition is successfully deploying cognitive security and analytics software for IT, IoT, and IIoT markets covering O&G, utility, manufacturing, nance, government, defense, and aerospace. SparkCognition was named top 20 on CNBC’s Top 50 Disruptors of 2017, is one of the fasting growing AI companies in the world.

SparkCognition has seen a meteoric rise in a crowded field of AI providers vying to persuade customers who are skeptical of its value. In the last year, we have tripled in size as a company, and recently received the largest investment the Austin market has seen this year. While there are many factors that differentiate us as a company, there are four key components behind the accomplishments of our AI: the core of our technology, our focused product suite, the explainability of our machine learning, and the success of our customers.

SparkCognition has developed an advance cognitive malware detection engine, DeepArmor, and will unveil the enterprise version in March. The company has chosen to join the Google Cloud Technical Partner Program to increase the speed and scalability of its Android malware detection engine. DeepArmor offers users extensive endpoint protection as well as sophisticated enterprise management capabilities.

SparkCognition Inc. announced Wednesday that Dr. Bruce Porter has been hired as the company’s chief science officer. Porter previously chaired the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He will continue in his academic capacity while also working at SparkCognition.

Porter has advised the private company for years, collaborating on the development of AI applications, according to the announcement.

“It is wonderful now to get to work with him as member of the SparkCognition executive team,” CEO Amir Husain said in a statement. He got to know Porter about two decades ago when he was one of the UT professor’s students.

Porter directs UT’s Knowledge Systems Research Group, an AI organization with the goal "to develop methods to build knowledgeable computers — capable of conversing intelligently on many topics, according to its website. Its research areas include examining programs that make it possible for computers to read text and answer questions.