An unlikely background in the arts and a chance conversation led Andrew Rau-Chaplin to a future in computing. Now, he's putting his rich academic career and industry experience to work, overseeing rapid growth in the Faculty of the Computer Science as dean.
Dal computer scientist Sageev Oore has been named to a top, nationally funded chair program focused on the advancement of research and leadership in artificial intelligence. This is the first Canada CIFAR AI Chair held by a Dalhousie faculty member.
In the next few years, there may be as many as 30 billion different devices connected to the Internet — including many everyday objects you find in your home. That poses major challenges for everything from security to reliability challenges Computer Science prof Srini Sampalli and his team in the MYTech Lab are working to address.
By developing an app-based video game, Dal Computer Science researchers are hoping to use fun, educational technology to help slow the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in West Africa.