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Although the University of Waterloo is closed for in-person events until further notice, many virtual events and presentations of interest to computer scientists are taking place each week at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Please check out what our students and faculty are doing.

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. May 20, 2020Steven Feng earns honourable mention for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award
    photo of Steven Feng

    Steven Feng has received one of two honourable mentions for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Established 2012, the award is given annually to recognize research excellence of an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Mathematics.

  2. May 19, 2020Insights from 2020 HackerEarth Developer Survey
    image of person programming

    HackerEarth, a San Francisco-based company that connects developers around the globe with employment opportunities, recently released a survey of more than 16,000 developers, providing insight into their interests, priorities and concerns.

  3. May 11, 2020Jo Atlee receives 2020 IEEE TCSE Distinguished WISE Leadership Award
    photo of Professor Jo Atlee

    Professor Jo Atlee has received the 2020 IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award. This prestigious recognition is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and sustained leadership in the software engineering community to encourage women to explore science and engineering careers.

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  1. May 26, 2020Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence — Analysis of Textual and Non-Textual Sources of Sentiment in GitHub

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

    Nalin De Zoysa, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    GitHub is a collaborative platform that is used primarily for the development of software. In order to gain more insight into how teams work on GitHub, we wish to analyze the sentiment content available via communication on the platform.

  2. May 27, 2020Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity — Can Algebraic Circuit Lower Bounds Have Easy Proofs?

    Please note: This seminar will be given online.

    Anamay Tengse
    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

  3. May 29, 2020PhD Seminar • Machine Learning — A Multi-step Prediction Model for Autonomous Driving

    Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online

    Ershad Banijamali, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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