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. 18, 2019New AI tool able to better identify bad dataimage depicting metadata

    Researchers 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. 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. 

  3. Apr. 17, 2019Professor Kate Larson appointed University Research ChairPhoto of Professor Kate Larson

    Professor Kate Larson has been appointed a University Research Chair in recognition of her outstanding research contributions to the field of artificial intelligence. Waterloo’s designation of University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement of faculty and their pre-eminence in a field of knowledge.

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  1. Apr. 22, 2019PhD Defence • Programming Languages — C∀ Type System Implementation

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

  2. Apr. 22, 2019Seminar • Systems and Networking — Resource Management and Scheduling for Emerging AI Applications

    Alexey Turnanov, Postdoctoral Researcher
    University of California Berkeley

  3. Apr. 22, 2019PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence — Semantic Roles: Towards Rhetorical Moves in Writing About Experimental Procedures

    Mohammed Alliheedi, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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