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. June 11, 2019New tool shows that goodwill may trump profit as a work motivator
    photo of Keiko Katsuragawa and Ed Lank

    Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have found that individuals may be more motivated to do work for their favourite charity than for money. 

    In a study reviewing the efficacy of a new online work-sharing platform designed to put money into the hands of charities, the researchers discovered that people providing their skills and labour toward a specific task tended to do a better job if they knew their favourite charity rather than themselves would be paid for it.

  2. June 5, 2019Xiang Fang receives best poster award at Graphics Interface 2019
    photo of Xiang Fang

    PhD student Xiang Fang received the best graphics poster award at Graphics Interface 2019, the 45thInternational Conference on Graphics, Visualization and Human-computer Interaction.

  3. June 4, 2019Eldon Sprickerhoff awarded 2019 J.W. Graham Medal in Computing & Innovation
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  1. June 18, 2019PhD Seminar • Software Engineering — Learning Timed State-Transition Models for Software Product Lines

    Rafael Olaechea, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. June 18, 2019PhD Seminar • Software Engineering — Trace Checking for Dynamic Software Product Lines

    Rafael Olaechea, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  3. June 19, 2019Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity — State Complexity of Square of Star-Free Languages

    Sylvie Davies, Department of Pure Mathematics
    University of Waterloo

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