Research Areas

The School of Computing and Academic Studies provides leadership in both practical and theoretical issues involving technology, science, and society. Our cross-disciplinary faculty are engaged in cutting-edge applied research, with a unique and expanding mandate of solving real-world problems while also envisioning tomorrow's solutions today.


The department includes over 20 computer scientists and engineers with varied backgrounds in industry and research. Subject matter expertise includes data communications and networking, intelligent systems, virtualization in education, information systems, algorithms and computer science education.

Active Research Faculty

Current active researchers include:


Active Research Faculty

Current expertise supports projects in the following areas:


The department includes 18 engineers, physicists, chemists and mathematicians with varied research and consulting potential. Areas of expertise include: mathematical educational software (Algebra Coach), mathematical biology, Maple TA, statistical modelling, physical modelling, quantum field theory, robotics, remote sensing, and computer science.

Active Research Faculty


There is a wide range of expertise in the physics department gleaned from past experience in both academia and in industry. This combination of experience is one of BCIT's primary strengths and contributes enormous value to our students who pursue training through us. Expertise includes: astronomical expertise (analysis of images from the Hubble Space Telescope); atomic, molecular, and optical physics; instrumentation, sensors, and control; computer programming and technology; geophysics and mining engineering; physics of radiation; plasma physics; nuclear medicine imaging (SPECT and PET); nuclear, radiation and detector physics and instrumentation; medical image reconstruction; medical imaging using X-rays, including Computed Tomography; and electro-optical engineering.

Active Research Faculty

Liberal Studies

Key themes of interest

Cognitive science, ethics, philosophy of science, philosophy and technology, logic, media and cultural studies, social impact of technology, inter-cultural studies.

For More Information

BCIT staff can be reached through our contacts database, or email Aaron Hunter, SoCAS Research Committee Acting Chair.