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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Navid is a Sustainable Energy Engineering doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences focusing on alternative fuels and engine efficiency improvement in commercial vehicles.

  • Hesam is a Sustainable Energy Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research focuses on developing environmentally-friendly fuel cell materials.

  • Fabusuyi is a Sustainable Energy Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research probes the innermost structures of the fuel cell using X-rays to understand its operational behaviour. (TELUS Graduate Award in Sustainable Energy)

  • Reza is a Sustainable Energy Engineering doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences focusing on hybrid electric and low-carbon gaseous fuel engines.{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).

  • Milad is a Mechatronics System of Engineering doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences researching energy modelling and retrofit modelling of buildings to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission reduction to fight against climate change and lead our society toward sustainability. (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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shadi is a Mechatronic System Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences researching on application of machine learning for cancer diagnosis and detection. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Vahideh is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences developing a novel physical computer using sensors, which eliminates the demand for digital computers in cognizant sensing applications. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholar, Graduate Fellowship)

  • 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)

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

  • Marie-Anne is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research involves using neuroimaging technologies to study how brain activity is disrupted in youth with depression. (CIHR CGS Masters Scholarship, Special Grad Entrance Scholarship)

  • Dominic is a Mechatronics System Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research focuses on biomedical engineering by measuring sleep quality with non-invasive devices. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Pardis is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research was to develop a mathematical/numerical model to predict the behaviour of a novel capillary-driven microfluidic flow battery named PowerPAD. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Wesley is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences researching hydrogen fuel cell diagnostics. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Saboora is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences researching on designing automated wearable systems to detect drug impairment in workers in a continuous and non-invasive way. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • 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)

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Dr. Herath Gedara Chinthaka Pathum Dinesh completed his PhD from the School of Engineering Science in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  • 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)

  • Eric is an Engineering Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences working with miniature probes that use light, in a way similar to ultrasound, to look at the layers of tissue in the body to identify and treat early cancer. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Thushani is an Engineering Science Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose goal is to develop a micro-scale biosensor capable of detecting any abnormal increase of biomolecules, which can be used in early cancer diagnosis applications. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Ghazal is an Engineering Science Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research focuses on analyzing the underlying patterns in Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Saeed is an Engineering Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences making data compression for intelligent systems more efficient. (Graduate Fellowship, Lang Wong Scholarship in Engineering Science)

  • Mohammad is an Engineering Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences studying 2D materials to eventually use them as the building blocks of next-generation electronic devices. (Graduate Fellowship)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Jens is a School of Computing Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research is in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, a subarea of Artificial Intelligence that studies how an agent's knowledge can be represented symbolically and subsequently manipulated through reasoning algorithms.

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

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

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

  • Kaisong is a School of Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences dedicated to building faster database systems. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Jingyan is a Computing Science Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences studying big data techniques, big data programming, and data engineering. (Computing Science Graduate Fellowship)

  • Weina is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences developing clinical user-centric explainable AI techniques for medical imaging tasks. (Sulzer Pumps Graduate Scholarship)

  • Pedram is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose mission is to employ a vigorous theoretic backbone for everyday world problems through leveraging programming skills.

  • 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)

  • Xinglu is a School of Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences who aims to improve the explanation of why algorithms make certain decisions and help the users establish trust with them. (Special Grad Entrance Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship)

  • Zhiyun is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences studying database and data mining. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Kasra is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences enabling data mining on massive networked data by leveraging graph theoretic insights to develop more efficient algorithms as well as parallelizing the workloads to take advantage of today's multi-core computers. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Anjali is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences exploring the design space of emerging technologies such as AR/Mixed Reality applications, Explainable AI, and design user-centered solutions that have the potential to enhance the usability, usefulness, and meaning of the technologies for end-users. (Special Grad Entrance Scholarship, GPS Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship)

  • Mohammad is a School of Computing Science doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences helping to improve robots' intelligence to be able to use them at home or shopping centers, etc. to make people's life easier. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

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

  • Jiaqi is a Computing Science Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences interested in Computer Vision, 3D Scene Understanding, Machine Learning, and Robotics. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

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

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

  • Konstantin Lehmann in Physics studied particle physics in Switzerland.

  • Dr. Bao completed his PhD from the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  • Danrui is a PhD student who is working on data science. (Graduate Dean 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 Internship
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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 Work Experience
Master of Engineering in Smart Manufacturing and Systems MEng Specialty Course Work
Internship
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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