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. Feb. 15, 2019University Professor M. Tamer Özsu receives 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Sciencephoto of University Professor M. Tamer Özsu

    University Professor M. Tamer Özsu has received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science from CS-Can/Info-Can. Conferred annually since 2014, these prestigious national awards recognize faculty members in departments, schools and faculties of computer science who have made outstanding and sustained achievement in research, teaching and service. 

  2. Feb. 13, 2019Hemant Surale receives prestigious 2019 Snap Research FellowshipHemant Surale in lab

    PhD candidate Hemant Surale is one of 11 recipients globally and the only candidate from Canada to receive a prestigious 2019 Snap Research Fellowship. These fellowships were established to foster collaboration between Snap Research and exceptional doctoral students across the world.

  3. Feb. 11, 2019Building the next generation of tech leaders in AfricaNadayar Enegesi (BCS ’13) computer science alumnus and Andela co-founder, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (BA ’12), legal studies alumnus and

    Alumni startup Andela receives $180 million investment

    Back in 2016, on a sticky late-August day, a guy named Mark walked through the streets of Yaba, a historic neighbourhood in Lagos, Nigeria. He was keeping it low key. Just a few handlers and security guards sweating buckets in the heat as they all made the two-kilometre journey on foot.

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  1. Feb. 19, 2019PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence — Modelling the Continuum of Emotions in Neural Dialogue Systems

    Nabiha Asghar, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Feb. 25, 2019Seminar • Artificial Intelligence — Interactive Learning and Decision Making with Machines and People

    Yuxin Chen, Postdoctoral scholar, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    California Institute of Technology

    How can we intelligently acquire information for decision making, when facing a large volume of data? 

  3. Feb. 25, 2019Seminar • AI Institute — AI and ML at Thomson Reuters

    Khalid Al-Kofahi, Head, Corporate R&D, Center for AI and Cognitive Computing
    Thomson Reuters

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