Faculty Profiles

Ed Sykes

Ed Sykes

Professor, School of Applied Computing

Ed Sykes was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He received a BSc (1992) in mathematics and computer science (summa cum laude) from McMaster University, and a MSc (2005) in computer science from McMaster University. In July 2012, he defended his PhD in computer science from the University of Guelph. He has a BEd (1993) from the University of Western Ontario, an MEd (1998) and a PhD (2006) in education (cognition and learning) from Brock University.

Ed received the Best PhD IASTED 2003 Presentation Award for his research in designing, developing, and evaluating the Java Intelligent Tutoring System. He has conducted applied research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and machine learning algorithms. He is also forging ahead in mobile computing research, specifically in the areas of context-aware and cloud-integrated mobile computing.

Ed was an adjunct assistant professor of computer science in the department of computing and software at McMaster University, and has 17 years of teaching experience at Sheridan College. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses at McMaster University and Brock University.

Ed is the recipient of the first SHARCNET College Research Chair appointment. SHARCNET is the largest High Performance Computing (HPC) consortium in Ontario and the largest in Canada by number of partners, and second largest by number of users and range of disciplines supported – over 150 research areas, 4,000+ user accounts, and 1,000 research groups. SHARCNET has had a significant impact on teaching, learning, and applied research activities both at Sheridan College and the other 17 member institutions.