Get Involved

We encourage undergraduate students to create knowledge by conducting research in computing science. This foray into research can help you decide whether graduate school is your next step.

As an undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to participate in research and make connections with top computing science researchers:

  • Take a directed studies course for credit. Submit written or project-based work in your area of research interest with the guidance of a faculty member.
  • Apply for an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA). Conduct paid research under the guidance of a faculty member.
  • Enroll in a semester-long Work Study Program. Conduct paid research under the guidance of a faculty member.

Why research matters to you

Academic research in computing science impacts almost every imaginable aspect of society, including diverse areas such as communication networks, transportation and medical systems. As a computing science student at SFU, you will develop solutions to complex problems and interact with faculty and graduate students undertaking world-leading research. Our research programs also reflect industry needs, providing invaluable exposure to industrial research and development.

Undertake a research semester in Germany

Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for a research semester abroad at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Through The International Research Experience Program, students participate in collaborative academic research in an international setting.

Research Areas

The School of Computing Science focuses on six research areas: