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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. Oct. 17, 2018Professor Dan Vogel awarded $120k NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement to develop spatial augmented realityphoto of Professor Dan Vogel

    Professor Dan Vogel received a $120,000 Discovery Accelerator Supplement from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for his work on spatial augmented reality o

  2. Oct. 16, 2018Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan receives CANARIE Award to support surface water researchphoto of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan has received a CANARIE Award to expand iEnvironment++, a software platform that supports environmental science and engineering research on surface water. CANARIE, a component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, yesterday announced 20 successful recipients of its research software funding call.

  3. Oct. 12, 2018Maura Grossman named as a Leading Individual in Canada by Who’s Who Legal 2018 for contributions to eDiscoveryphoto of Professor Maura Grossman

    Research Professor Maura Grossman has been named as a Leading Individual in Canada for her contributions to eDiscovery by Who’s Who Legal 2018.

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  1. Oct. 19, 2018Master’s Thesis Presentation • Data Systems — Multiple Continuous Subgraph Query Optimization Using Delta Subgraph

    Chathura Kankanamge, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Oct. 19, 2018Seminar • Systems and Networking — RFID Hacking for Fun and Profit

    Ju Wang, Postdoctoral fellow
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are ubiquitous today due to their low cost (a few cents), relatively long communication range (7–11 m), ease of deployment, lack of battery, and small form factor. This talk shows how even hobbyists can transform commodity RFID tags into sensors by physically altering ('hacking') them using COTS sensors and a pair of scissors. Importantly, this requires no change to commercial RFID readers.

  3. Oct. 22, 2018PhD Seminar • Data Systems — Fake Cures: User-centric Modeling of Health Misinformation in Social Media

    Amira Ghenai, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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