Research opportunities

Cutting-edge research brought into your classroom

Don't just read about the latest advances in technology—be a part of them. In Dalhousie's Faculty of Computer Science, award-winning researchers are teaching your courses, bringing their exciting discoveries and innovations to your learning experience. And if you're interested in research, there may even be opportunities for undergraduate students to work alongside these leading researchers.

As the premier research institution for Information Technology in Nova Scotia, the Faculty of Computer Science at Dal has developed research strengths in several areas:

  • web information systems
  • health informatics
  • bioinformatics
  • human-computer interaction
  • computer networking
  • algorithms
  • e-business
  • intelligent systems

In the news

Pong, All Night Long: Dal CS Brings Classic Video Game to the Beach for Nocturne

For the past few years, Dal Computer Science prof Derek Reilly and his students have brought fun and games to Halifax’s Nocturne: Art at Night festival, with interactive exhibits that double as hands-on research projects.

“Beach Pong is a mash-up of beach volleyball and the classic video game Pong,” explains Dr. Reilly, assistant professor in the Faculty of Computer Science, of the exhibit.

Dr. Reilly and his team of undergraduate and graduate students in the Human-Computer Interaction lab have been working over the past year on their new mixed reality game...Read the full story.