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Welcome to the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

The Cheriton School of Computer Science is named for David R. Cheriton, who earned his PhD in Computer Science in 1978, and made a transformational gift to the school in 2005. It has become the largest academic concentration of Computer Science researchers in Canada.  

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  1. Mar. 19, 2018Bumble bee tracking app places first at Software Engineering Design Symposium

    Joint effort with Friends of the Earth Canada to support the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

    Dinah Shi, John Salaveria and Luisa San Martin won first prize at the 2018 Software Engineering Capstone Design Symposium for their bumble bee tracking app. 

  2. Mar. 16, 2018Professor Tamer Özsu named University Professor

    Professor M. Tamer Özsu, a founding member of the Data Systems Group at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been named a University Professor by the University of Waterloo, a distinction conferred to academics of exceptional scholarly achievement and international pre-eminence.

  3. Mar. 12, 2018Professor Maura Grossman named by the Obelisk as one of the top six women in law changing the legal industry

    The Obelisk has named Research Professor Maura Grossman as one of the top six women in law worldwide who is transforming the legal industry through technology.

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  1. Mar. 20, 2018PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction: Left Them 4 Dead — Perception of Humans versus Non-Player Character Teammates in Cooperative Gameplay

    Rina Wehbe, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Why do we care if our teammates are not human? This study seeks to uncover whether or not the perception of other players as human or artificial entities can influence player experience. We use both deception and a between-participants blind study design to reduce bias in our experiment. 

  2. Mar. 20, 2018Seminar • Artificial Intelligence — Information as A Double-Edged Sword in Strategic Interactions

    Haifeng Xu, PhD candidate
    Computer Science Department, University of Southern California

    Strategic interactions among self-interested agents (a.k.a., games) are ubiquitous, ranging from economic activity in daily life and the Internet to defender-adversary interactions in national security. A key variable influencing agents' strategic decision making is the information they have available about their environment as well as the preferences and actions of others. 

  3. Mar. 20, 2018PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence: Learning Sparse Wavelet Representations

    Daniel Recoskie, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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