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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. 25, 2018Eight CS professors become Vector Institute faculty affiliatesDavid R. Cheriton School of Computer Science Vector faculty affiliates

    The Vector Institute drives excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation and use of artificial intelligence to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. The institute is dedicated to the transformative field of artificial intelligence, excelling in machine and deep learning research.

  2. Sep. 24, 20182018 Cheriton Research Symposium poster winners2018 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition

    Each year, the Cheriton Research Symposium concludes with a poster session for Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients. In total, 23 students participated in the 2018 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition.

  3. 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.

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  1. Sep. 26, 2018Master’s Thesis Presentation • Systems and Networking — Towards a Workload-Driven Flow Scheduler for Modern Datacenters

    Mohamed Malek Naouach, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Sep. 26, 2018PhD Seminar • Data Systems — Effective User Interaction for High-Recall Retrieval: Less is More

    Haotian Zhang, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  3. Sep. 28, 2018Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute Launch

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    On Friday, September 28 we will launch the new Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute.

    The Institute brings together under one umbrella Waterloo’s 40 security researchers from across the University. These renowned experts are collaborating to uncover new approaches to security and privacy while also partnering with corporations and government to advance the application and implementation of cybersecurity and privacy technologies.

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