About Computing Science

SFU's School of Computing Science makes its home in the Faculty of Applied Sciences along with the School of Engineering Science and the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering.

Join a world-class university

Simon Fraser University is one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities thanks to its student and faculty achievements, low student-faculty teaching ratio, strong support services and numerous research grants.

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), SFU's School of Computing Science is one of the top 50 computer science departments in the world.

Respected computing science educators

The School of Computing Science follows SFU's tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Our research is world-renowned, and our students graduate with advanced knowledge in areas such as networks, multimedia, healthcare and telecommunications. Many graduates apply their broad-based skills as entrepreneurs and business leaders in their field.

World-class research faculty

Our faculty have earned international recognition for their research excellence. The School of Computing Science is proud to have two Canada Research Chairs and a BC Leadership Chair. Additionally, our research faculty have won many prestigious awards including an IEEE Fellow, a SIAM Fellow, a Sloan Fellowship, an NSERC CREATE award and several NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) grants, to name just a few.

Active in the community

School members engage with the community, sitting on the editorial boards and program committees of top computing science journals and conferences. We also take the lead in promoting important issues in computing science, such as gender diversity.

We forge close partnerships with industry to advance research and knowledge, and to develop internships, co-op employment and education opportunities.

School of Computing Science by the numbers

  • 1,500 undergraduate students
  • 200 graduate students
  • Two SFU campuses: Burnaby and Surrey
  • 42 research faculty

HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL