DCS is home to eleven research groups which are all making important contributions and providing new insights in their areas. Several of these groups have developed new approaches or paradigms to their field, having a major effect on the course of international research and computer science in general. Examples of such areas include neural networks, computer vision, computer graphics, knowledge representation and reasoning, human-computer interaction, scientific computation and computer performance evaluation.
Computer science research has become much more interdisciplinary in recent years, and DCS has encouraged this endeavour. Robotics and computer vision, computer animation, facial modelling and reconstruction, artificial life and the use of parallelism for solving important classes of large scale problems are examples of especially exciting areas.The department is supported with research grants from a number of sources including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Communications and Information Technology Ontario, and Bell University Laboratories. Find a current list of our research partners here.