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. Dec. 9, 2019Shai Ben-David and Yaoliang Yu named to top Canadian chair program in AI
    photo of Professors Shai Ben-David and Yaoliang Yu

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Shai Ben-David and Yaoliang Yu have been named Canada CIFAR AI Chairs. They are among the 34 leading researchers in artificial intelligence and machine learning across Canada who form the third cohort of Canada CIFAR AI Chairs announced today.

  2. Dec. 5, 2019Making photovoltaic storage systems more financially attractive to homeowners
    photo of Fiodar Kazhamiak and Professor Catherine Rosenberg

    Almost daily, scientists release another study documenting the growing influence of human-caused global warming. Driven by ever-increasing amounts of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, mostly from coal, oil and natural gas we burn for energy, the Earth’s average surface temperature has risen by almost 1ºC since the late 19thcentury, with much greater increases predicted ahead.

  3. Nov. 29, 2019New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger
    photo of Ju Wang, Omid Abari, Daniel Vogel and Keiko Katsuragawa

    Researchers at the David R. Cheriton Cheriton School of Computer Science have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways.

    Called Tip-Tap, the device is inexpensive and battery-free because it uses radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to sense when fingertips touch. The device could be added to disposable surgical gloves, allowing surgeons to access preoperative planning diagrams in an operating room. 

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  1. Dec. 17, 2019Master’s Thesis Presentation • Human-Computer Interaction — Towards the Learning, Perception, and Effectiveness of Teachable Conversational Agents

    Nalin Chhibber, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Dec. 17, 2019PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction — VERSE: Bridging Screen Readers and Voice Assistants for Enhanced Eyes-Free Web Search

    Alexandra Vtyurina, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  3. Dec. 18, 2019PhD Seminar • Computer Graphics — Grid-based Surface Only Bubbles

    Ryan Goldade, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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