Spring 2024 Convocation

Spring 2024 Convocation

June 19th, 2024

We celebrated our Information Technology graduates at Carleton's 161st convocation ceremony. Our students received PhDs, Master's, and Bachelor's degrees, and we are delighted to have been part of their personal and professional growth. We are extremely proud of their hard work and are eager to see what they will achieve next. You can watch the full video of the ceremony on YouTube at the link below.

Watch the Ceremony Here

From Carleton to the Big Screen: Meet Matthew Beddome

From Carleton to the Big Screen: Meet Matthew Beddome

March 14th, 2024

Meet Matthew Beddome, a 2017 graduate of the Bachelor of Information Technology program with a specialization in Interactive Multimedia and Design (BIT IMD). Matthew's journey has taken him through the realms of blockbuster filmmaking, with credits on notable productions such as Dune: Part Two, The Call of The Wild, and Fast X.

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Beyond Borders: Celebrating Our OSS Student Ambassadors

Beyond Borders: Celebrating Our OSS Student Ambassadors

November 8th, 2023

We are excited to announce the participation of three of our outstanding Optical Systems and Sensors (OSS) students, Winny Kameni, Yoosuf Marikar, and Abdullahi Diriye, in the recent FiO - Optica conference, held in October 2023 in Tacoma, Washington.

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Breaking Barriers in VR and Robot Sound

Breaking Barriers in VR and Robot Sound

July 11th, 2023

Meet our talented BIT-IMD research interns! Adel Manji, a 3rd-year student, is partnering with Dr. KC Collins to explore the fascinating world of Sound and its impact on our perception of Robots. Elis Joynes, a 4th-year student, is collaborating with Dr. Rob Teather on a groundbreaking study focused on VR tactile interaction, aiming to enhance the immersive and inclusive aspects of Virtual Reality. Danielle Cole, a visionary 3rd-year student, is working with Dr. Jay Henderson and Dr. Rob Teather to revolutionize reading experiences in VR environments through her research internship with The Future Learning Lab's I-CUREUS program. We're proud of their innovative contributions!


Undergraduate Research Awards Spotlight

Undergraduate Research Awards Spotlight

June 19th, 2023

Meet two of our recent recipients of the prestigious NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award:

Braeden Sherritt is a recent OSS graduate who is working with Dr. Marzieh Amini on developing a Canada-specific MachineLearning model that could revolutionize disaster assessment and social media monitoring during emergency responses in Canada. Their mission is to enhance disaster response and ultimately save lives in Canada.

Nabeeha Ali is an IMD student who is working on understanding the disparities between definitions of the term "game mechanics". Nabeeha's project serves as a gateway to assist people of various disciplines and holds the potential to explore other interesting topics related to the understanding of games.


Building the Talent Pipeline - Carleton Grads Making Big Splashe

Building the Talent Pipeline - Carleton Grads Making Big Splashes in the Entertainment Industry

May 8th, 2023

Anna Goodman, a 2021 BIT Interactive Multimedia and Design graduate, received her first film credit in Amazon Prime's "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power." Goodman achieved this milestone through a mixture of her Carleton education, co-op placement, and the support of her mentor, Taryn Laurendeau, also a BIT IMD alumna. Learn more about how she got there in this article.

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The Colour of Horror

The Colour of Horror, Researchers Paint a Picture of Six Decades of Movies

March 15th, 2023

In "The Colour of Horror", researchers paint a picture of six decades of movies. CSIT's Lesley Istead and her team from University of Waterloo generate the palettes of 29 thousand film trailers from 1960 to 2019. According to Dr. Istead, computer science can improve the process of film production by offering tools that can help us know whether a film will succeed. Part of that process is just getting a better understanding of film itself.

The study, The Colour of Horror, appears in the Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production.

Link to paper

Dr. Richard Yu Ranked Among Word

Dr. Richard Yu Ranked Among Word's Top Researchers in IoT

March 3rd, 2023

A Miner has recognized Dr. Fei Richard Yu as the 2023 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Honorable Mention in Internet of Things for his outstanding and vibrant contributions to this field between 2013 and 2022. Dr. Yu was ranked among the top 29 worldwide scholars working in the field of IoT.

Dr. Yu also appeared in's Ranking of Best Scientists in the field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, where he received the Electronics and Electrical Engineering in Canada Leader Award for 2023 and ranked #13.


2023 Global Game Jam

2023 Global Game Jam

February 6th, 2023

The 2023 Global Game Jam has come and gone, with 40,000 participants and 7,630 games!

Carleton School of Information Technology hosted local jammers on site and online. During these intense 48 hours, our alumni, students, and enthusiasts developed 21 different games around this year's theme, Roots.

We thank everyone who attended this event, whether online or in-person, and congratulate them on their achievements!

If you are interested in checking out the games for free, check out the link below!

Ottawa Game Jam Games

CSIT Faculty Receive 2023 Future Learning Innovation Fellowships

CSIT Faculty Receive 2023 Future Learning Innovation Fellowships

January 30th, 2023

Two CSIT faculty members, Dr. Ali Arya and Dr. Omair Shafiq, are among the 13 recipients of this year’s Future Learning Innovation Fellowship.
We are excited to see the impact that this fellowship will have on our students and our community. Click on the link below to learn more

TLS Fellowship

Two CSIT Faculty Members Receive Carleton University

Two CSIT Faculty Members Receive Carleton University's Development Grants

January 6th, 2023

Dr. Barati's project, "Supporting Privacy Regulations in Canadian Energy Sharing Systems", aims to train graduate students on compliance-aware energy trading systems using smart contracts and cross-chain technologies. The smart contracts will include encoded Canadian privacy laws that should be considered for protecting transactions between energy suppliers and customers.

Dr. Gao's project, "Hybrid Data-driven Network Management for 6G", aims to train Ph.D. and undergraduate students on 6G network research and machine learning, including network modeling and analysis, algorithm development, and simulation platform establishment.


Best Paper Award

CSIT Researchers win Best Paper Award

October 28th, 2022

Giulio Mori, a PhD student supervised by Prof. Thue has received a best paper award for his work on EM-Glue: A Platform for Decoupling Experience Managers and Environments, recently presented at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-22). Congratulations team!

RISE Research Group

A screenshot from World of Warcraft

CSIT Grad Students and Faculty Receive Best Paper Award

October 11th, 2022

A team of CSIT grad students including Kristen Grinyer, Sara Czerwonka, and Adrian Alvarez, and faculty supervisors Victoria McArthur, Audrey Girouard, and Robert Teather have received a best paper award at the International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG 2022) for their work on Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games on Promoting Social Well-Being in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Congratulations team!


Generated Art

Prof. Istead Receives Best Paper Award

September 22nd, 2022

Prof. Lesley Istead has been awarded the Virtual Reality and Intelligent Hardware Best Paper Award at Computer Graphics International 2022 for her paper A Simple, Stroke-Based Method for Gesture Drawing. CGI is one of the oldest annual international conferences on Computer Graphics in the world. This award recognizes Prof. Istead’s commitment to high-quality research. Congratulations Lesley!


Saman Karim

Saman Karim, gains people's choice award in GRADFlix competition

June 3rd, 2022

GRADflix, originating from the University of Waterloo, is a research video competition for graduate students. Each contestant submits one video about their research and Saman Karim won the people's choice award. Saman is currently doing her Masters in Computer Science under the supervision of Dr. Audrey Girouard.