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. Aug. 10, 2020Stavros Birmpilis wins a Distinguished Student Author Award at ISSAC 2020
    photo of Stavros Birmpilis

    PhD candidate Stavros Birmpilis, co-supervised by Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors George Labahn and Arne Storjohann, has won one of two Distinguished Student Author Awards at ISSAC 2020, the 45th International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation.

  2. Aug. 10, 2020An oblivious algorithm that allows computation on encrypted data in the cloud
    image depicting efficient oblivious database joins in the cloud

    Most master’s students a year into their graduate program are hopeful their research will contribute to their discipline, but few will crack a long-standing problem and in so doing develop a solution that’s a major advance in the field.

  3. July 31, 2020Elevating haptics: A touchless elevator concept proposes an accessibility-driven solution to slowing the spread of COVID-19
    photo of Tanay Singhal and Mahika Phutane

    By Marisa Benjamin, Research Communications Officer, The Games Institute

    Motivated by previous research that found that elevator buttons are a huge source of contamination, a new study co-authored by a Cheriton School of Computer Science student presents a touchless elevator concept to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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  1. Aug. 14, 2020Master’s Thesis Presentation • Data Systems — A Design Space for Distributed Producer-Consumer Data Structures Using RDMA

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

    Manoj Sharma, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Aug. 17, 2020Master’s Thesis Presentation • Systems and Networking — NeuRA: Using Neural Networks to Improve WiFi Rate Adaptation

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

    Shervin Khastoo, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  3. Aug. 18, 2020Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering — On the Relationship Between the Developer’s Perceptible Ethnicity and the Evaluation of Contributions in GitHub

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

    Reza Nadri, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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