Computer Science

Message from the Chair:
This is a time of growth for our Department. We are starting the second year with our recently updated programs. Our Business Focus provides a path to the entrepreneurship certificate offered by our Faculty of Business and our Science Focus allows an extensive choice of electives from the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies. Read More...

What's New?

Elective Restructuring: We have redesigned our programs to allow more flexibility in the choice of electives, including the reduction of the number of required mathematics courses, leaving additional mathematics courses as possible electives (a path students are strongly encouraged to pursue). The additional elective flexibility in the Science Focus allows students to pursue any area of interest that is offered by the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies.

Gaming Programming Specialization: We recently introduced a game programming specialization. To obtain this designation a specific set of Computer Science courses is required along with a related elective approved by the department. The specific computing courses are: Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Game Programming, and the Advanced Game Programming Project. These computing courses either have significant game programming applications or are entirely focused on game programming.

Mobile Computing: We have recently acquired a number of cell phones and tablets to support the growing mobile computing component of our curriculum. As part of this effort we have introduced a new computer science course in mobile computing at the second year level

Health Informatics:The emphasis is on computing technologies (cloud, big data, web) that are related to computational aspects of health care.

Bioinformatics:We are a partner in the bioinformatics program initiative, serving the needs of Thunder Bay and the region.

EVENTS

NEWS

Aug
31
Dr. Fiaidhi releases new book
Dr. Jinan Fiaidhi, from Computer Science, recently edited a book that is published by Springer on Smart Technologies in Data Science and... full story
Jun
17
Lakehead researchers receiving $2.3 million from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Lakehead University professors are receiving more than $2.3 million for bold research exploring advancements in robotics, X-ray imaging technology,... full story
Jun
4
Lakehead professor’s research could prevent burnout in health-care workers fighting COVID-19
A Lakehead University professor’s research could help prevent burnout in more than a million health-care workers around the world as they assist... full story
May
28
Lakehead professors awarded $500,000 for important research
Two Lakehead University professors have been awarded $250,000 each from the federal New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration to pursue important... full story