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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. Apr. 24, 2018Michael Cormier wins the Murray Martin Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student

    We live in a world increasingly dependent on the Internet for information retrieval, social interaction, and general leisure. A growing number of Internet users with cognitive or visual impairments need assistive technology to make information accessible to them, but visually complex webpages can be difficult to navigate for assistive technology.

  2. Apr. 23, 2018Does the echo chamber influence strategic voting and electoral outcomes?

    When an election is held we often employ a peculiar kind of logic. As we mull over the candidates we may have a top choice, but if we think our preferred candidate isn’t going to win we might vote for our second choice. Or maybe we cast a ballot for our second choice because we want to make sure that a frontrunner who doesn’t represent our view loses.

  3. Apr. 19, 2018Data cleaning is a machine learning problem that needs data systems help

    The following is a post by Professor Ihab Ilyas, a member of the Data Systems Group and the Thomson Reuters Research Chair in Data Cleaning from Theory to Practice.

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  1. Apr. 26, 2018Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence — Exploring New Forms of Random Projections for Prediction and Dimensionality Reduction in Big-Data Regimes

    Amir-Hossein Karimi, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Apr. 26, 2018Seminar • Data Systems — Improving Understanding and Exploration of Data by Non-Database Experts

    Rachel Pottinger, Department of Computer Science
    University of British Columbia

    Users are faced with an increasing onslaught of data, whether it's in their choices of movies to watch, assimilating data from multiple sources, or finding information relevant to their lives on open data registries. In this talk I discuss some of the recent and ongoing work about how to improve understanding and exploration of such data, particularly by users with little database background.

  3. Apr. 27, 2018Master’s Thesis Presentation • Human-Computer Interaction — Contact-sensing Input Device Manipulation and Recall

    Lisa Elkin, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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