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

  • 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.

  • 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}

  • Bahareh is studying sustainable energy engineering with the goal of developing photovoltaic devices that people can access easily. Previously, Bahareh earned a bachelor's and master's degree in polymer engineering in Iran.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • Jake is a Sustainable Energy Engineering master student. Three research keywords: Photovoltaics, Sustainability and Hydrogen (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Basil is a Engineering Science master student. Three research keywords: wearable sensors, stretchable electronics, electronic skin (NSERC-CGSM)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • Teresa is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering master student. Three research keywords: Injury Prevention, Biomechatronics, Ergonomics (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Ali is a doctoral student in Computing Sciences seeking to improve the accuracy and trustworthiness of machine learning methods for using AI in precision medicine

  • Amirhossein is a doctoral student in Computing Sciences researching power of computers to help fight diseases more effectively.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

  • Philip is a Computer Engineering Master student. Three research keywords: FPGA Hardware Acceleration, High Performance Computing, Quantum Chemistry (NSERC-CGSM, British Columbia Graduate Scholarship)

  • Javith is a Sustainable Energy Engineering student from Southern India continuing their studies at SFU to pursue a master's degree, with the goal of developing novel prototypes that focus mainly on energy conversion and storage devices for a sustainable and advanced future.

  • Sean studies engineering science while competing on SFU's track and field team. He is a recipient of the CGS Master's scholarship. Currently, Sean is developing a wearable circuit that can create powerful pulses of light for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

  • Dexter is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering master student. Three research keywords: Spinal cord injury, Biomechatronics, Human-Computer Interaction (NSERC CGSM, BC Graduate Scholarship, Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship)

  • Normand is a doctoral student in Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology researching female cardiovascular systems in different types of exercise scenarios. (Vanier CGS, Dean's Graduate Fellowship and BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Robyn is studying Statistics for her Doctorate Degree, focusing her research on the decision-making mind of curlers as they throw their shot in Curling.

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

  • 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)

  • Chloé is an Earth Sciences PhD student. Three research keywords: Glaciers, hydrology, climate (BC Graduate Scholarship)

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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
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Thesis -
Computing Science Dual Degree MSc Specialty Thesis -
Computing Science Dual Degree PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Specialty Thesis -
Cybersecurity MC
Specialty Course Work; Project Internship
Master of Science in Professional Computer Science   MSc Specialty Project; Course Work Internship
Visual Computing MVC Specialty Course Work; Project
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
(Minimum funding available)
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
(Minimum funding available)
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
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis
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