Cross‑cutting Themes

Dalhousie’s expertise in the collection, use, analysis and interpretation of big data enables new opportunities for research, analysis and insight in all of the university’s Signature Research Clusters.

Research Focus Areas:

  • Data science
  • Machine learning, analytics and big data
  • Information systems, cloud and web-scale computing
  • Data-driven decision- and policy-making; social, behavioral, and business analytics; and the management of data 
  • Law, technology, and ethical use of data

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Dalhousie’s strengths in innovation and entrepreneurship facilitate opportunities for collaboration between companies and university researchers and help drive the commercialization of research.

Research Focus Areas:

  • Technical leadership and innovation management
  • Software design for rapid innovation
  • Disrupting through innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable and social entrepreneurship
  • Business law