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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. 22, 2018Virginia first state to use technology-assisted review to classify publicly released Kaine Administration emailsResearch Professor Maura Grossman and Professor Gordon Cormack

    Technology-assisted review (TAR) — an automated process used to select and prioritize documents for review, pioneered by Research Professor Maura Grossman and Professor Gordon Cormack — was used for the first time by a state archive to classify emails from the administration of former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine for release to the public.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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  1. Oct. 23, 2018Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence — Coordination in a Peer Production Platform: A Study of Reddit’s /r/Place Experiment

    Ben Armstrong, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Oct. 24, 2018PhD Seminar • Data Systems — RDF Data Quality

    Mina Farid, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    RDF has become a prevalent format to represent disparate data that is ingested from heterogeneous sources. However, data often contains errors due to extraction, transformation, and integration problems, leading to missing or contradicting information that propagate to downstream applications. 

  3. Oct. 24, 2018Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity — The Power of Constructive Proofs

    Antonina Kolokolova, Department of Computer Science
    Memorial University of Newfoundland

    A unifying theme in complexity theory in the past few years has been the duality between lower bounds and algorithms. Indeed, some of the main recent lower bounds have been proven by developing better algorithms. 

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