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Dr. Bruce Gooch

Computer Scientist Bruce Gooch's research combines computer graphics techniques with the evaluation methods of perceptual psychology.

Best in the west

UVic is western Canada's top comprehensive university in terms of research effort, according to Research Infosource. The Faculty of Engineering is known for our strong and internationally respected research in emerging fields like alternative energies, human-computer interaction, biomedical and information sciences, and ocean engineering. The Faculty has about $12M/year in external research grants and contracts in a wide range of research areas, and 10 of our faculty members hold Canada Research chairs.

Undergraduate research

As an undergraduate you'll have exciting opportunities to participate in research projects. You could find yourself doing research during a co-op term, and you'll be regularly exposed to the latest in research as many of our top researchers teach first- and second-year classes.

research areas

Research areas

Explore the cutting edge research areas in the Faculty.

research groups

Research groups

Our researchers collaborate in research centres and groups.

Research spotlight: Mechatronics

blimpIf you're walking down the third floor hallway of the Engineering and Computer Science building, don't be surprised to see a blimp navigating its way down the hallway or a hovercraft at your feet. They're student Mechatronics projects developed in the nearby Embedded Software Lab.

Mechatronics is the combination of different engineering types to create useful products. Our Mechatronics option is open to all students in Computer Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering students can also take a mechatronics specialization.

Take a look at some of the exciting student project reports and videos - you'll find blimps, Roomba vacuuming robots and more.

I was already registered in the Computer Science program and decided to take the Mechatronics and Embedded Systems option so I could work directly with the hardware. It was very gratifying to design and construct a canal lock system or a LEGO robot and then see it do what I had programmed it to do. - Leanne Ross

Student research
opportunities

Check departmental websites for possible research opportunities:

Message from the
Associate Dean Research

Dr. Hausi MullerThe Faculty of Engineering's research excellence is built upon strong comprehensive Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering departments, as well as on research centres that bring together faculty and graduate students to pursue joint endeavours in research and development.

UVic has demonstrated leadership in emerging fields such as alternative energies, human-computer interaction, biomedical and information sciences, and ocean engineering to name a few. Our researchers individually and collaboratively investigate a vast array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research subjects at the cutting edge of science and engineering. The research programs are devoted to finding tomorrow's knowledge, methods, and approaches and integrating evolving computer and engineering science with the constantly expanding spectrum of novel applications and processes.

Our faculty members' excellence in research is demonstrated by the quality of their published articles and conference presentations, and the education of highly qualified personnel. This naturally has led to our participation in several provincial and federal Centers of Excellence as well as research partnerships with government laboratories, industry and other universities in Canada and worldwide.

Graduate students are an essential part of our research program and it is noteworthy that the annual Graduate Innovation Forum is steered by students to showcase their graduate theses research.

The Office of Associate Dean Research supports the research efforts of all faculty members in the Faculty of Engineering, provides mentoring for our new research faculty, facilitates and fosters industrial collaboration and research programming, and identifies and disseminates research opportunities and collaborations.

Hausi Muller, PhD, PEng
Associate Dean Research
engradr@uvic.ca

Past spotlights
on research

Geographically distributed software development

Geographically distributed software development

Dr. Daniela DamienDaniela Damian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, where she leads the research in the Software Engineering Global interAction Laboratory (SEGAL).

Spotlight on Electrical and Computer Engineering

Spotlight on Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Lin CaiAs seventy percent of our planet is covered by water, understanding the ocean is vitally important for the future of our mother planet. Motivated by this, people have been developing sensing technologies and underwater transportation systems, and we are now ready to exploit the underwater world.

Harnessing ocean energy

Harnessing ocean energy

Dr. Brad BuckhamResearchers of the Subsea Robotics Lab work to advance undersea technologies that are the means for offshore exploration, science, and economic development occurring off Canada's Pacific coast. Dr. Buckham's research team focuses on Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and moored offshore structures including domestically developed Wave Energy Converters (WECs).

Past
newsletters

EngineeRing Faculty newsletters
Ingenium Faculty of Engineering research newsletters

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