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Athabasca University


The School of Computing and Information Systems strives for excellence in research and fosters national and international collaborations with universities, industries, professional associations, and reputed research organizations. With the multi-national nature of our faculty and students, we believe that it is through quality research that a high level of teaching can be ensured. Combinations of quality research and highly interactive research-informed / research-led teaching contributes to the university's mission through exploring modern learning technologies including mobile and ubiquitous learning, online learning, and artificial intelligence in education. Beyond the theoretical topics of computation, our faculty members' and students' multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research aims at developing methodologies that provide effective solutions to real-world problems in Canadian industry and many other disciplines in the international community, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life.

Research Collaboration

A number of research collaborations exist between SCIS faculty and various governments, research institutions and industries. Some of our current collaborations include:

Areas of Excellence

While SCIS faculty members enable students to undertake research in a number of areas within computing and information systems, we are proud to have demonstrated world-class research excellence in following areas:

In addition, SCIS faculty members are actively exploring various other areas, resulting in high impact publications. Examples of these areas include: Learning Analytics, Software Engineering, Data Management, IS Emerging Technologies and Issues and IS Information Technology Infrastructure.

Updated June 24 2014 by FST Technical Staff

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