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 Maclean's, SFU is #1 in Canada for comprehensive universities. 

According to Computer Science Rankings, SFU is #1 in Canada for computer vision and computer graphics publications. 

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 three Royal Society of Canada Fellows, two IEEE Fellows, 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

  • 60 faculty members
  • 400 PhD and MSc Students
  • 2200 undergraduate students
  • Two SFU campuses: Burnaby and Surrey

HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL