Research Opportunities

Prospective Graduate Students

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We believe that excellence in analytics requires both a strong grasp of the technology and a deep knowledge of the problem domain. This means developing students with both the technical expertise needed to develop new technology and the business knowledge to know what matters. Often the best way to develop domain knowledge is to work hand in hand with industrial practitioners.

Why Join the Risk Analytics Lab?

If you are interested in high performance computing and applications in risk management this is a great environment to be working in. Past graduate students have gone on to positions at Google, Intel, Amazon, Microsoft, and other leading computing companies as well as companies in the risk management business and academia. Dalhousie University offers a research intensive environment to over 3,500 graduate students and 15,000 undergraduates. It is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city on the ocean filled with historic landmarks, cosmopolitan night life and rich cultural heritage.

How to Join the Risk Analytics Lab?

Prospective students should have strong undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering. Strong programming skills are a must as are good math/stats skills. Experience in industry or as part of open source software projects is a real plus.

All applicants must meet Dalhousie's Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements and Computer Science minimum requirements. You must submit a complete application to Dalhousie before I will give you a final answer about whether I will accept you into my lab. Admission decisions are made after the application official deadline (typically late January through early April for September admissions).

If you are interested in joining the lab see these instructions for details on how to apply. You do not need to email me but to receive strong consideration you should indicate on your application your desire to work with my research group and explain in your statement why you would be a good fit. If you have read this far and still feel the need to contact me (Andrew Rau-Chaplin) by email with a question, please indicate that you have read this page.

Undergraduate Students and Visiting Researchers

The lab often has funding for bright undergraduate students interested in research and visiting graduate students and scholars. If you are interested in applying please send an email.