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.
- Mar. 12, 2018
The Obelisk has named Research Professor Maura Grossman as one of the top six women in law worldwide who is transforming the legal industry through technology.
- Mar. 5, 2018
A team of four Waterloo students took first prize in the first Citadel and Citadel Securities Data Open datathon competition of 2018. The event drew 80 competitors from Waterloo, University of Toronto and University of Montreal. The winning team, which included Waterloo computer science student Richard Wu, will compete in the championship against approximately 20 other teams later this year.
- Feb. 20, 2018
Cryptography done right has become increasingly important as the impacts of poor implementations are being felt by journalists, whistleblowers and political activists around the world.
- Mar. 19, 2018
Thomas Steinke, Postdoctoral researcher
IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California
As data is being more widely collected and used, privacy and statistical validity are becoming increasingly difficult to protect. Sound solutions are needed, as ad hoc approaches have resulted in several high-profile failures.
- Mar. 20, 2018
Rina Wehbe, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
Why do we care if our teammates are not human? This study seeks to uncover whether or not the perception of other players as human or artificial entities can influence player experience. We use both deception and a between-participants blind study design to reduce bias in our experiment.
- Mar. 20, 2018
Haifeng Xu, PhD candidate
Computer Science Department, University of Southern California
Strategic interactions among self-interested agents (a.k.a., games) are ubiquitous, ranging from economic activity in daily life and the Internet to defender-adversary interactions in national security. A key variable influencing agents' strategic decision making is the information they have available about their environment as well as the preferences and actions of others.