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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. Sep. 18, 20182018 Loran Scholar pursuing computer science and business at the University of Waterloophoto of Katherine Gotovsky

    Katherine Gotovsky has been named a recipient of Canada’s largest and most comprehensive undergraduate merit award, conferred by the Loran Scholars Foundation.

    This year, out of a pool of 5,023 applicants across the nation, and among 88 finalists, 34 earned the Loran Award, marking the largest class of scholars in the foundation’s history.

  2. Sep. 14, 2018Yuhao Dong, Woojung Kim and Raouf Boutaba win best student paper award at Blockchain-2018photo of Yuhoa Dong and Raouf Boutaba

    Computer science doctoral student Yuhao Dong, master’s student Woojung Kim, along with their supervisor Professor Raouf Boutaba, have received the best student paper award at Blockchain-2018, the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain.

  3. Sep. 13, 2018Can labels on slot machines promote healthier gambling?photo of slot machines

    Professor Kevin Harrigan, Director of the Knowledge Translation Stream at Waterloo's Gambling Research Lab, and Professor Dan Brown, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, are determined to figure out the best way to educate players about the addictive properties of slot machines and how much money they might win or lose.

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  1. Sep. 21, 20182018 Cheriton Research SymposiumCheriton Research Symposium

    The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science invites you to attend the 2018 Cheriton Research Symposium, held on Friday, September 21, 2018 in the Davis Centre.

  2. Sep. 21, 2018Master’s Thesis Presentation • Scientific Computation — Bidirectional Learning in Recurrent Neural Networks Using Equilibrium Propagation

    Ahmed Khan, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  3. Sep. 21, 2018Seminar • AI Institute — Intelligent Dialog in Personal Digital Assistants

    Omar Zia Khan, Senior Applied Scientist

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