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. Apr. 23, 2019Alireza Heidari, Ihab Ilyas and international colleagues develop new AI tool able to better identify bad dataimage depicting metadata

    PhD student Alireza Heidari and Professor Ihab Ilyas at the Cheriton School of Computer Science along with international colleagues have developed a novel tool to manage the quality of your data. Called HoloClean, this revolutionary tool is the first to use artificial intelligence to sift out dirty data and correct errors before processing it.

  2. Apr. 22, 2019Memories of Ric Holt: 1941–2019photo of Ric Holt

    It is with profound sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Ric Holt, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2019 at the age of 78. The following in memoriam was written by Marie Holt, Rics wife.

  3. Apr. 17, 2019Professor Lila Kari spearheads development of software tool that answers fascinating questions in evolutionary biologyphoto of Professor Lila Kari

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor and University Research Chair Lila Kari has spearheaded the development of a software tool that can provide conclusive answers to some of the most fascinating questions in evolutionary biology. 

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  1. Apr. 24, 2019Mathematics Education Seminar • Transition: From HS to Uni Math

    Andrijana Burazin, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
    University of Toronto Mississauga

  2. Apr. 25, 2019PhD Defence • Artificial Intelligence (Theoretical Neuroscience) — Dynamical Systems in Spiking Neuromorphic Hardware

    Aaron Voelker, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  3. Apr. 25, 2019PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction — Automating the Intentional Encoding of Human-Designable Markers

    Joshua Jung, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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