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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. July 31, 2018Neuberger Berman announces quantitative investment research partnership with Cheriton School of Computer ScienceCheriton School of Computer Science Professors George Labahn, Peter Forsyth and Yuying Li

    Toronto, ON, July 30, 2018 — Neuberger Berman has announced the formation of a research partnership with the University of Waterloo to study and develop data-driven techniques for investment management.

  2. July 30, 2018Professor Ian Goldberg, his doctoral student Nik Unger and colleagues win prestigious paper awards at PETS 2018Photo of Professor Ian Goldberg

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ian Goldberg, along with his PhD student Nik Unger and colleagues, have won three prestigious paper awards at the 2018 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Held this year in Barcelona, Spain from July 24–27, 2018, PETS is the top research venue dedicated to the study and advancement of privacy enhancing technologies.

  3. July 26, 2018Four faculty members at Cheriton School of Computer Science promoted to full professor

    The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Professors Gladimir Baranoski, Edward Lank, David Toman and Justin Wan have been promoted to full professor effective July 1, 2018.

    “Congratulations to Gladimir, Ed, David and Justin,” said Dan Brown, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “These much-deserved promotions highlight the excellent contributions that these colleagues have made in teaching and research, and we all celebrate this important milestone with them.”

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  1. Aug. 17, 2018Master’s Thesis Presentation • Quantum Information and Computation — Concentration Bounds from Parallel Repetition Theorems: Symmetric Key

    Taylor Hornby, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    This thesis contributes to two areas. The first is the study of parallel repetition theorems and concentration bounds for nonlocal games and quantum interactive proofs. 

    We make the following contributions:

  2. Aug. 21, 2018PhD Defence • Systems and Networking — Improving the Performance of User-level Runtime Systems for Concurrent Applications

    Saman Barghi, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  3. Aug. 24, 2018Master’s Thesis Presentation • Programming Languages — Reasoning About Foreign Function Interfaces: Blame and Nondeterministic Formal Semantics

    Alexi Turcotte, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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