CPSC Profile Usman Alim

Usman Alim


Director, Data Science Program

Faculty of Science , Department of Computer Science

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-4362


Office: MS636


Educational Background

Bachelor of Arts Mathematics, University of Rochester, 2001

Bachelor of Science Physics, University of Rochester, 2001

Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science, Simon Fraser University, 2012

Master of Science Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007


Areas of Research

Global Illumination, Physically-based Modeling and Rendering, Applications of Signal Processing to Computer Graphics and Visualization


Course number Course title Semester
DATA 601 Working with Data & Visualization Fall
CPSC 601.30 Special Topics in Computer Science Winter


  • Best Report Cover, IEEE SciVis Contest 2018., IEEE. 2019
  • Second place in Visualize This contest, Compute Canada. 2018
  • Winner of 2016 Compute Canada Visualize This contest, Compute Canada. 2016