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. 6, 2023Maura Grossman among panellists in Waterloo's Antagonism and Intimidation in Academia series
    photo of Lai-Tze Fan, Kelly Grindrod, Maura R. Grossman, Trevor C. Charles

    Waterloo researchers are renowned for their work that improves societies, economies, technologies and health for humanity. But, like many scholars, they have also experienced aggressive responses to their research.

    In an effort to address this hostility, the Faculty of Arts in collaboration with the Office of Research hosted a recent panel discussion as part of their “Antagonism and Intimidation in Academia” series. 

  2. Dec. 1, 2023Cohere hackathon challenges students to use AI to solve pressing problems
    photo of Cohere Hackathon with Jimmy Lin

    In a rapidly evolving world where artificial intelligence is reshaping not only entire industries but the world itself, students need to be prepared to harness this technology to solve pressing issues. With this goal in mind, Cohere and Waterloo.AI sponsored a student-led hackathon that focused on Retrieval Augmented Generation — also known as RAG — at the University of Waterloo’s IDEAs clinic.

  3. Nov. 29, 2023Partnership with Rogers to revolutionize the landscape of telecommunication and network management
    photo of Professor Raouf Boutaba and his research team

    The emergence of 5G technology is transforming telecommunications, granting people and industry remarkable capabilities. With research advancements, in the future we could see 5G offer speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second, far surpassing 4G’s capabilities. This speed not only enables lightning-fast downloads, its low latency, as low as 1 millisecond, is ideal for real-time applications like remote surgery and augmented or virtual reality. 

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  1. Dec. 7, 2023Master’s Thesis Presentation • Machine Learning • Multilingual Grammatical Error Detection and its Application to Prompt-Based Correction

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will take place in DC 2585 and online.

    Gustavo Sutter Pessurno de Carvalho, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Pascal Poupart

  2. Dec. 7, 2023PhD Seminar • Machine Learning • Annealing Knowledge Distillation

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place online.

    Aref Jafari, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Ali Ghodsi

  3. Dec. 8, 2023CANCELLED • PhD Seminar • Systems and Networking • MemSnap: Delivering on the Single Level Store Vision

    Please note: This PhD seminar has been CANCELLED.

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

    Supervisor: Professor Ali José Mashtizadeh

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