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Hierarchical Anticipatory Learning (HAL Lab) is one of our many student/faculty groups.


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The Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University is the premier academic research institution in Information Technology in Nova Scotia.

Since its founding in 1997, the Faculty has developed research strengths in several areas, including web information systems, health informatics, bioinformatics, human-computer interaction, computer networking, algorithms, e-business and intelligent systems.

We offer graduate degrees in Computer Science, Electronic Commerce, and Health Informatics, the latter two in collaboration with faculties across campus.

Big Data Analytics

Extracting insights and supporting decision-making based on large data sets that accumulate from human activity, made possible by dramatic advances in computing, digital storage, networking, and sensor technologies. 

Faculty activity includes:

  • Analytics of text corpora
  • Ship trajectories through satellites
  • Point-of-sales data in conjunction with public data
  • Electronic health records
  • Ocean data
  • Bioinformatics


Advancing the knowledge of computer systems that enable the information and communication technologies space of applications.

Faculty activity includes:

  • Security in computer networks, both wired and wireless
  • Data privacy
  • Information systems
  • High-performance computing


HCI & Visualization

Advancing the interfaces between humans and computers in terms of the presentation of information for human consumption, and the design of technologies that make the use of computers useful, effective, and enjoyable.

Faculty activity includes:

  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Mobile graphic interfaces
  • Collaboration technologies
  • Text visualization