Faculty of Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences aims to shape tomorrow’s technology leaders in computing science and engineering. Research areas include biomedical engineering, sustainable energy, mechatronics, natural language processing, network systems, computer imaging and medical computing.

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Featured Graduate Student

  • John's project aims to determine if the performance of PEM fuel cells can be improved by expediting the removal of liquid water from the system. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Kamaria is building modelling tools to help policy makers effectively and efficiently address climate and other system impacts and trade-offs. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Moshen is a Sustainable Energy Engineering PhD student working on lifetime modeling of PEM Fuel Cells. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Sarah is a Master's student is researching fuel cells that convert hydrogen and air into clean air. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Reza is a Sustainable Energy Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research focuses on improving the sustainability of transportation systems, such as systems and vehicles, to help the environment decrease CO2 production and other emissions in the world. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Trevor is a Sustainable Energy Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences who develops energy models to evaluate system level renewable energy transitions and support effective policy development. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Elaheh is a Sustainable Energy Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences working on improving the interfacial properties, like adhesion, between different layers of solar cells to enhance the total efficiency of solar cells. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Ghislain is an Energy Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences working on an innovative process to perform thermal decomposition of methane into hydrogen with no greenhouse gas emissions or water consumption. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Dr. Ibrahim from the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering focused on identifying practical uses for microfluidic battery technology.

  • Pooya works on improving the functionality and efficiency of electric machines.

  • Bulmaro specializes in the use of robotic devices and augmented real-time feedback to aid in the rehabilitation and assistance of people with disabilities.

  • Shirin's research focused on designing control methods for systems working with motors at SFU’s School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering.

  • Robin White researches X-ray microscopy at SFU’s School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering.

  • Salman is a Mechatronic System Engineering PhD student researching ofunctional adsorbents for adsorption cooling systems. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Shahriyar is a Mechatronics Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences working on a novel concept in the development of next generation condensers for energy systems. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Callum is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences researching and developing a novel pulsating pipe that involves the spread of heat. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Milad is a Mechatronics System of Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research is mainly focused on novel filtration systems and their applications in virus neutralization in air conditioning. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Cesar is a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research focuses on improving the computational models of spinal cord injury to have more accurate results that would allow for prediction of injury progression after a specific impact. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Isla is a PhD candidate in MSE working in the field of Power Systems and Smart Grids (Kaiser Foundation Scholarship).

  • Yogiraj works on developing a novel corrosion protection system which can be integrated with a smart-grid infrastructure.

  • Abdelrahman's research focuses on powering smart wearable devices.

  • Fahmid is an Engineering Science master’s student researching fabrication of 2D material devices for efficient Solar Photovoltaic technologies. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Katie is an Engineering Science master’s student aiming to evaluate a method to non-invasively measure blood constituents at the blood vessels on the eye. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Karam Elabd researches injury biomechanics at SFU’s School of Engineering Science.

  • Lior Bragilevsky is a machine-learning enthusiast who is a research assistant at SFU's multimedia laboratory.

  • Christine's accelerated master's thesis looked into the development of a multi-modal imaging system.

  • Ahmad is a Master’s of Applied Science (MASc) student investigating how to improve connectivity and develop new control methods for industrial systems. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Nic is a Biomedical Engineering Science master’s student working on a very sensitive magnetic field sensor that used to detect the tiny fields your brain produces.

  • Jordan Lui in Engineering Science studied Visible Light Communication in Rome, Italy.

  • Shaun Fickling in Engineering studied brain vital signs for sports-related concussions in the USA.

  • Kathryn aims to devise new graph algorithms to solve computational problems.

  • Dr. Yang from the School of Computing Science invented a number of key algorithms for deploying viral marketing campaigns in social networks.

  • Fenggen's research focuses on how to analyze digital data and use computing for applications like image recognition and 3D shape organization.

  • Ankita is a Computing Science student working on making impactful data-driven decisions using Machine Learning.

  • Sami is researching is utilizing sonar data and video footage in machine learning tools to count salmon. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Brandon is a master’s student who uses machine learning to derive explanations for database query results for his research. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Dr. Deng pushed the frontiers of computer vision and deep learning for his doctoral research in the School of Computing Science.

  • Rimika is a computing science PhD student researching the learning process behind web-resources to better support the learner. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Daniel is a postdoctoral fellow who is interested in developing new photonic quantum technologies to solve real-world problems.

  • Oliver is a PhD student who is researching on using AI to better diagnose disease and find new treatments. (NSERC Doctoral Award)

  • Fangxin is a Computing Science PhD student. (Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship)

  • Dingyi's research interests include to path planning, machine learning, and robotic perception. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Zipan is a master's student focusing his research of PMP Big Data to acquire advanced knowledge and competencies of data acquisition from a variety of sources and their analysis.

  • Logan is using methods from machine learning to analyze, translate, and visualize ancient text corpora. (NSERC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Lydia is a doctoral Computing Science graduate, whose research focuses on enhancing personalized learning processes and experience.

  • Sebastian is focused on machine-learning applications for film and visual effects. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Habib Daneshpajouh is a Computing Science Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  • Nafiseh is a PhD student in Computer Science doing research in the field of bioinformatics.

  • Paige is a Computing Science doctoral student who is researching how robots can be used to preserve and teach minority languages.(NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Dr. Wang completed his School of Computing Science PhD from the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  • Dr. Brown used machine learning to improve understanding of infant brain structure and development to predict neurodevelopment outcomes.

  • Ashish is a Computing Science master’s student working on multi-modal skin analysis with the help of machine learning methods.

  • Seyed is a Computing Science doctoral student researching problems related to computer vision and reinforcement learning.

  • Kumar is a PhD student researching medical image analysis methods for dermatological applications, particularly, skin cancer detection. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Xuan is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research goal is to motivate people to contribute their data to help Machine Learning models make wise decisions while not losing too much of their privacy. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Chirong is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research interest focuses on data pricing. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Arman is investigating human blindness through a technology called Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Danrui is a PhD student who is working on data science. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Konstantin Lehmann in Physics studied particle physics in Switzerland.

  • Congratulations to SFU Engineering Science PhD student Careesa Liu for receiving the Wendy McDonald Diversity Award!

  • Hang is a Computer Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research will be beneficial to the autonomous driving community and also image evaluation community.

  • Hamed is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research focus is on exoskeleton robots - wearable robots that can help paralyzed people walk again and improve the lives of people with limited or no hand mobility. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Amin is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences developing next-generation electronic and optoelectronic devices based on atomically thin 2D materials to have faster, smaller, and more efficient processors. (Kaiser Foundation for Higher Education)

  • Nelson is a Computer Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences who works with AI-driven research helping architects to design floor plans more efficiently. (External Grad Award - General)

  • Mar is a Contemporary Arts Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences trying to explain environmental urban issues through the sounding creative process. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

Entrance Awards

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School of Computing Science

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Computing Science MSc Regular Course Work; Project; Thesis -
Computing Science PhD Regular Thesis -
Computing Science Dual Degree MSc Specialty Thesis -
Computing Science Dual Degree PhD Specialty Thesis -
Master of Science in Professional Computer Science   MSc Specialty Project; Course Work Co-op
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School of Engineering

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Engineering Science MASc Regular Thesis -
Engineering Science MEng Specialty Project Internship
Engineering Science PhD Regular Thesis -
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School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Mechatronic Systems Engineering MASc Regular Thesis
Mechatronic Systems Engineering PhD Regular Thesis
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School of Sustainable Energy Engineering

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Sustainable Energy Engineering MASc Regular Thesis
Sustainable Energy Engineering PhD Regular Thesis
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