TORONTO, ON – The Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto presents Research in Action, an annual showcase that invites the public to experience the diverse range of innovative computer science taking place at the university.
“Our Research in Action event is designed to show industry and the public the inventive work being done at the University of Toronto” says department chair Sven Dickinson. “It gives our guests a sense of the limitless potential for collaboration.”
Held in an open house format, the event showcases 45 projects by faculty, students, alumni and research partners, and welcomes guests from industry, media, the government, the university and beyond.
WHAT: Research in Action showcase presented by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto
WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West
Featured projects include:
- Protecting private information online through “Functional Encryption,” that safely reveals different parts to different parties;
- Accelerating the discovery of genetic variants that cause disease through prioritization and visualization techniques;
- Modelling business intelligence using methods from artificial intelligence; and
- Addressing some of the world’s looming environmental challenges by revealing the interactions among climate change, agriculture and energy production.
A detailed description of projects featured is at www.cs.toronto.edu/ria. Media wishing to attend or interview any of the researchers/inventors should contact Sara Franca at 416-978-3619.
For more information, please contact:
Senior Communications & External Relations Officer
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto