Technology for the digital transformation of society

As a society, we are in a constant state of flux. Aided by technology, we are witnessing a digital transformation of our society, which is fast-tracked by researchers on a daily basis.

At uOttawa Engineering, our experts are leading the way in software engineering, applied artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. When one thinks of the future, one sees robots, advanced networks and data-driven tech; what we see is its great potential for society. That is why our researchers are hard at work in the digital transformation labs, building the future as we speak.

Areas of research

  • Artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things / machine-to-machine systems
  • Foundational research in theoretical computer science
  • Advanced data management and analytics
  • Communications networks and services
  • Human interaction with digital media
  • Cybersecurity
  • Text mining and machine learning
  • Software engineering

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What's happening in this field?

Connecting the future: creating fast and reliable networks for the Smart Cities to come

The world of wireless networks and communications is one of the fastest-moving areas of research in our modern world. With the first generation of 5G-compatible devices currently hitting the market, the need for fast, localized, real-time network connectivity has never been greater.

University of Ottawa researchers eye new uses for big data and vehicular crowd-sensing

Burak Kantarci, an associate professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering, and his team are focused on Internet of Things and big data analytics, and see an opportunity to take advantage of the visual and digital sensors on connected vehicles to make roads safer.

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