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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. Nov. 22, 2017Professor Jeff Orchard and Louis Castricato win best paper award at ICONIP 2017

    Professor Jeff Orchard and third-year undergraduate computer science student Louis Castricato received a best paper award at the 24th International Conference on Neural Informational Processing (ICONIP 2017) for their paper titled “Combating adversarial inputs using a predictive-estimator network.”

  2. Nov. 20, 2017Professor Tamer Özsu named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    M. Tamer Özsu, a professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and a founding member of its Data Systems group, has studied database systems for decades. In fact, his fascination with computer systems that allow users to organize, extract and analyze data began before formal database systems existed.

  3. Nov. 14, 2017ACM recognizes Professor Troy Vasiga as a 2017 Senior Member

    The Association for Computing Machinery has named David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Troy Vasiga an ACM Senior Member. Initiated in 2006, the ACM Senior Member program recognizes individuals with at least 10 years of professional experience in the Association who have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions.

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  1. Nov. 30, 2017Computer Science URA Appreciation

    Computer Science is hosting a URA Appreciation for all Fall term Undergraduate Research Assistants as well as their supervisors and any supporting graduate students. The event will allow students to discuss the work they have done over the last few months, meet other URA's, chat with faculty, and discover future opportunities. 

  2. Dec. 4, 2017Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow portrait

    Cory Doctorow

    "Dead canary in the coalmine: we just lost the web in the war on general purpose computing"

  3. Dec. 6, 2017CS4U Day

    CS4U Day is an annual event held by the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. High school students, teachers and families are welcome to join us on campus for an exciting day of speakers, sample lectures, and hands-on activities.

    *Registration is required for this event and is now closed. 

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