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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Fields and research areas

Both the Master of Science and PhD have four fields:

  • Digital media: Use of computer technology in the implementation of various forms of media including audio, graphics, computer animation, computer games and computer vision.
  • Information science: Distribution and management of information including database systems, services computing, intelligent systems and health informatics.
  • Networks and IT security: Design, implementation and management of computer networks, as well as security issues such as cryptography, malware analysis and secure communications.
  • Software design: Process of designing and implementing software systems, including software engineering, distributed computing, programming languages and software architecture.

Current faculty research areas include:

  • artificial intelligence
  • computer graphics
  • computer vision
  • database
  • data science
  • digital media
  • distributed computing
  • health informatics
  • human-computer interaction
  • information visualization
  • machine learning
  • management of technology
  • multicore software
  • network design
  • network security
  • robotics
  • serious games
  • software engineering
  • ubiquitous computing
  • virtual reality