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Although the University of Waterloo is closed for in-person events until further notice, many virtual events and presentations of interest to computer scientists are taking place each week at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Please check out what our students and faculty are doing.

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. May 29, 2020WiCS receives $90,000 from NSERC to develop technology entrepreneurship programs for girls and young women
    photo of a WiCS educational program for girls

    Women in Computer Science has received $90,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s PromoScience Program to establish Girls Mean Business. This new WiCS outreach program will encourage girls and young women in grades 6 to 12 to explore technology and to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

  2. May 29, 2020Waterloo-based AI start-up Inductiv acquired by Apple

    Waterloo-based Inductiv Inc., an AI start-up that uses machine learning to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data, has been bought by tech giant Apple.

  3. May 29, 2020Maura R. Grossman receives 2020 Faculty Teaching Award from Osgoode Hall Law School
    photo of Maura R. Grossman

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Research Professor Maura R. Grossman was one of eight recipients of a Faculty Teaching or Service Award from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.

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  1. June 1, 2020PhD Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity — Random Restrictions of High Dimensional Distributions and Uniformity Testing with Subcube Conditioning

    Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online

    Amit Levi, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. June 5, 2020Alumni Day & Virtual Celebration of the Math Class of 2020
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  3. June 11, 2020PhD Defence • Systems and Networking — Adaptive CPU Allocation for Resource Isolation and Work Conservation

    Please note: This PhD defence will be given online.

    Cong Guo, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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