Brian Harrington

Brian Harrington

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Computer Science


After completing his BSc in Computer Science (co-op) at UTSC, Brian went on to earn his M.Sc. and D.Phil .(Ph.D.) from Oxford University in the UK. Brian then spent several years as a lecturer and research faculty at Oxford, before a brief stint as a researcher at the University of Wisconsin led him back to his Alma Mater where he has been lecturing since 2012. An active member in the Semantic Computing community, Brian's research focuses primarily on the interaction between natural language processing and AI.

Research Interests: 

Semantic Computing, Natural Language Processing, Medical Informatics

Teaching Interests: 

Introductory Computer Science, Computer Science Pedagogy, Information Retrieval, Computer Networks, Social Impact of Computer Science

Awards and Grants: 

  • Canadian Centennial Scholar, 2007
  • Oxford University Clarendon Scholar, 2005


B.Sc.(UTSC), M.Sc.(Oxford), D. Phil.(Oxford)