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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. Sep. 24, 20182018 Cheriton Research Symposium poster winners2018 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition

    Each year, the Cheriton Research Symposium concludes with a poster session for Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients. In total, 23 students participated in the 2018 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition.

  2. Sep. 18, 20182018 Loran Scholar pursuing computer science and business at the University of Waterloophoto of Katherine Gotovsky

    Katherine Gotovsky has been named a recipient of Canada’s largest and most comprehensive undergraduate merit award, conferred by the Loran Scholars Foundation.

    This year, out of a pool of 5,023 applicants across the nation, and among 88 finalists, 34 earned the Loran Award, marking the largest class of scholars in the foundation’s history.

  3. Sep. 14, 2018Yuhao Dong, Woojung Kim and Raouf Boutaba win best student paper award at Blockchain-2018photo of Yuhoa Dong and Raouf Boutaba

    Computer science doctoral student Yuhao Dong, master’s student Woojung Kim, along with their supervisor Professor Raouf Boutaba, have received the best student paper award at Blockchain-2018, the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain.

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  1. Sep. 24, 2018Master’s Paper Presentation • Artificial Intelligence — On the Computational Complexity of Center-based Clustering

    Nicole McNabb, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Sep. 24, 2018Inaugural Seminar • AI Institute — Artificial Intelligence — History, Opportunities and Challenges

    Hamid Tizhoosh, SDE
    University of Waterloo

    The history of artificial intelligence (AI) contains several ebbs and flows and is marked by many colorful personalities. We review major milestones in the development of machine learning, starting from principal component analysis to deep networks, and point to a multitude of pivotal developments that have strongly contributed to drawing the historical path of AI. 

  3. Sep. 25, 2018PhD Defence • Artificial Intelligence — Learning Sparse Orthogonal Wavelet Filters

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

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