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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. Dec. 1, 2017Professor Raouf Boutaba, postdocs, graduate students and international colleagues win best paper award at CNSM 2017

    Professor Raouf Boutaba, PhD students Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury and Nashid Shahriar, postdoctoral fellows Sara Ayoubi and Reaz Ahmed and colleagues Jeebak Mitra and Liu Liu from Huawei Technologies received the best paper award at the 13th International Conference on Network and Service Management for their paper titled “MULE: Multi-Layer Virtual Network Embedding.”

    The prestigious recognition consists of a certificate and a €500 award.

  2. 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.”

  3. 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.

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  1. Jan. 6 to 7, 2018StarConheader showing the StarCon logo

    What is StarCon?

    StarCon is a two-day software engineering conference held in Waterloo, Ontario. Join us for two days of lightning talks about technology, computer science, programming, and the joy of learning about them!

    StarCon 2018 Call for Proposals

    StarCon has issued a call for proposals! We’re looking for folks who have a passion for technology, learning and sharing to submit talks about their favourite piece(s) of technology.

  2. Mar. 26, 2018DLS • Jennifer Widom • Magic Moments in Research and Teachingphoto of Jennifer Widom

    Jennifer Widom
    ​Frederick Emmons Terman Dean, School of Engineering
    Fletcher Jones Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University

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