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Prof. Ken Pu

Ken Pu

Associate Professor

Computer Science

Faculty of Science

My research area is in database. I am interested in novel algorithms and systems that enable us to better understand the world through data.

Contact information

Science Building - Room 4041
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 3444

Research topics

  • Open Data Over the Web
  • Pervasive and Mobile Devices
  • Code as Databases
  • Queries as Programs
  • Human Database Interaction
  • Data Science

Areas of expertise

  • Database
  • Programming Languages
  • Deep Learning
  • Cloud Computing


Ken Pu received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto. He joined Ontario Tech in 2006 where he currently holds the position of associate professor. Dr. Pu's expertise is in the area of databases, and his research interests include the theory and applications of databases, novel data analytical techniques to handle Big Data and Open Data. His current research focuses on automatic data understanding with deep learning.


  • BASc University of Toronto 1998
  • MASc University of Toronto 2000
  • PhD University of Toronto 2006

Courses taught

  • CSCI 2000U: Scientific Data Analysis
  • CSCI 3030U: Database Systems and Concepts
  • CSCI 3055U: Programming Languages
  • CSCI 4020U: Compilers