U of T to offer computer science program for elite grads this fall

A newgraduate program in computer science starting at the University of Torontothis fall has selected six students for enrollment from a pool of 120applicants. U of T says the program will gradually increase its enrollment numbersto 12 students per year.

“Unlikemost of the country’s Computer Science graduate programs, the focus of thisprogram will be the concrete application and development of research results,rather than on conducting original research,” states a U of T release.

AllanBorodin, co-chair of the program’s steering committee, said the program will beCanada’sfirst to emphasize technology transfer between academia and industry. Theprogram will focus on applying cutting-edge computer science research inreal-world situations, states the release.

The newMaster of Science in Applied Computing (M.Sc.A.C.) is “one of only a handful ofsimilar programs in Canada,”according to the university. Students will study with high-profile researchersfor eight months, followed by an eight-month industrial internship.

Related Download
CanadianCIO Census 2016 Mapping Out the Innovation Agenda Sponsor: Cogeco Peer 1
CanadianCIO Census 2016 Mapping Out the Innovation Agenda
The CanadianCIO 2016 census will help you answer those questions and more. Based on detailed survey results from more than 100 senior technology leaders, the new report offers insights on issues ranging from stature and spend to challenges and the opportunities ahead.
Register Now