Teaching and Learning

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We're committed to promoting excellence in teaching in every stage of academics. We have flexible and multi-disciplinary computer science undergraduate and graduate program options that allow students to combine their studies in unique ways that meet their academic and personal interests, as well as future career goals.

Faculty and Research

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Our award-winning professors work in five major areas of research, cutting across many industries and encompassing nearly all human endeavors. We are also home to two high-profile initiatives - Institute for Big Data Analytics and DeepSense - as well as our own innovation playground, ShiftKey Labs.


Our recent news and stories

Rita Orji's Persuasive Computing Lab is one of 17 Canadian research labs to receive funding from Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, to further unlock the power of social technologies.
Confusion, word-finding difficulties, memory lapses, dizziness, an inability to focus: a growing cohort of COVID-19 survivors find themselves burdened by a strange array of cognitive impairments, and Dal researchers are looking to shed some light on the phenomenon.
Spring 2022 sees the first cohort of students graduate from the Faculty of Compuer Science's Master of Digital Innovation program, including Stella Bae and Amir Alavi.
Halifax high-school student Zainab Abdalmajid has been named the first Shad-Imhotep’s Legacy Academy (ILA) scholarship recipient, granting her a full scholarship to attend the Shad program this July.
As technology reshapes the way people approach animation and digital art, Dal’s Mayra Donaji Barrera Machuca is winning accolades for her research into how to make sketching in virtual-reality environments more user-friendly.
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