Since 1964, our researchers' work has had a major impact on the field:
Genesys, developed in 1967-9, one of the earliest interactive computer animation systems.
Expanding on Turing’s concept of computability – what a computer can and cannot solve – to include efficiency.
Early work in the 1980s on touch-screen tablets, well before the technology was commercially viable.
Leading the state-of-the-art in machine learning and neural networks.
Our researchers and graduate students continue to advance the field locally, nationally and internationally.
With over 250 top graduate students, we are one of the largest computer science graduate programs in the country.
Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Our MSc and PhD students engage in one of the most comprehensive graduate programs available, publishing research and attending international conferences alongside internationally-acclaimed faculty in all areas of computer science, as well as new interdisciplinary streams.
Examples of research projects presented by our graduate students (Adobe PDF).
Opportunities for Collaboration
While grounding your studies in computer science, we invite you to push the boundaries of our diverse research areas through:
An incredible breadth of courses outside our program through the University of Toronto’s faculties of Arts & Science, Engineering, Information, Medicine and Law.
Our partnerships with local teaching hospitals.
Our strong ties to industry (through industry-based research internships).
- Our opportunities for research commercialization through our Innovation Lab (DCSIL).
- For those interested in learning about entrepreneurship, DCSIL also offers a Business of Software course in both the fall and winter terms.
Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC)
We are one of only nine departments in North America to offer a master’s degree in applied computing.
Examples of R&D internship projects (PDF) presented by our applied computing (MScAC) students
In this 16-month program, you’ll spend:
Eight months studying alongside our MSc and PhD students
Eight months applying your knowledge to an industry-based research project in Toronto (or abroad) through a paid research internship
Our graduate teaching and research take place at U of T’s downtown Toronto (St. George) campus.
Our City: Toronto
Toronto is among the most diverse cities in the world with over 50% of its 2.79 million citizens born outside of Canada. It is ranked the safest metropolitan city in North America. With its boroughs to the east, west and north, the Greater Toronto Area totals over 5.5 million residents.
Known for its vibrant culture and arts scene, Toronto is a network of multicultural neighbourhoods. Chinatown, Kensington Market, Little Italy, the Annex and Yorkville are just a few of the popular destinations located within walking distance of our offices on the University of Toronto’s St. George (downtown) campus.
U of T is uniquely positioned to connect its students to industry opportunities. The region is headquarters to 37% of the top 250 Canadian ICT companies and is ranked fourth in the World's Top Ten Hubs.