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At Dalhousie’s Faculty of Computer Science, you study and work alongside award-winning professors who are the source of new discoveries and innovations. Here, you won’t just read about the latest advances – you’ll be part of them.

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
  • intelligent systems

In the news

How HAL lab uses machine learning to better understand our own brains

Dr. Thomas Trappenberg of the Faculty of Computer Science, runs the Hierarchical Anticipatory Learning (HAL) Lab. The HAL Lab works in three areas that are essentially connected: computational neuroscience, machine learning and robotics.

“We are most interested in understanding how the brain works—in particular how activities in neurons and the architecture of the brain enables high-level thinking,” says Dr. Trappenberg. “A central ingredient for all of this is how humans and animals learn. This brings us to the scientific area of machine learning.”  Read more about Deep Learning and Neural Networks with Dr. Thomas Trappenberg.