ARIA is Toronto’s leading research and technological innovation showcase, hosted by the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) Program. ARIA brings together some of the globe's most innovative companies, with Canada’s most talented STEM faculty and graduates to demonstrate and celebrate advances in technology that are reshaping global digital industries.

This year’s ARIA will be bigger and better than ever, with over 100 graduate student-led applied R&D projects, networking opportunities with industry leading partners, and live demonstrations of cutting-edge research in industry and our departmental research labs. A special feature this year includes talks from Raquel Urtasun, Founder and CEO of Waabi, and Alex Marakakis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and an Affiliate Scientist at Techna.

ARIA is the perfect stage for you to network with a rich cross-section of industrial researchers. See first-hand technological innovations by industry partners. Meet exceptional research talent from U of T departments including Computer Science, Statistical Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

This is your chance to witness ground-breaking technologies of tomorrow, today.


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Housed within the globally renowned Department of Computer Science, the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) Program is committed to educating the next generation of world-class innovators. With concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Computer Science, Data Science, Data Science for Biology and Quantum Computing, our program provides a truly unparalleled academic experience. Students learn from world-class faculty about the latest developments in cutting-edge technologies before apply that knowledge through a practical applied-research internship at one of our partner companies.

Our company partners range from start-ups to multinational organizations and span diverse industries, including healthcare, finance, retail, and education. MScAC attracts some of the brightest minds from around the world, and we foster opportunities for our partners and students to work together on cutting-edge innovations. Many of our partners are also based in Toronto – North America’s third largest tech-hub – making Toronto one of the best places in the world to drive innovation.