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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. Aug. 20, 2018Getting your TV to better understand you

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Maryland have collaborated with the Comcast Applied AI Research Lab to improve the voice query understanding capabilities of the Comcast Xfinity X1 entertainment platform.

  2. July 31, 2018Neuberger Berman announces quantitative investment research partnership with Cheriton School of Computer ScienceCheriton School of Computer Science Professors George Labahn, Peter Forsyth and Yuying Li

    Toronto, ON, July 30, 2018 — Neuberger Berman has announced the formation of a research partnership with the University of Waterloo to study and develop data-driven techniques for investment management.

  3. July 30, 2018Professor Ian Goldberg, his doctoral student Nik Unger and colleagues win prestigious paper awards at PETS 2018Photo of Professor Ian Goldberg

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ian Goldberg, along with his PhD student Nik Unger and colleagues, have won three prestigious paper awards at the 2018 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Held this year in Barcelona, Spain from July 24–27, 2018, PETS is the top research venue dedicated to the study and advancement of privacy enhancing technologies.

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