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. July 15, 2019Emotionally intuitive artificial intelligence
    photo of Professor Jesse Hoey

    People suffering from the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease often have difficulty remembering things that recently happened to them. As the disease takes root, a person’s reasoning and behaviour can change. Day-to-day routines — like handwashing — may become challenging for them and they begin to need more assistance from caregivers for simple tasks.

    But now there is technology that can help.

  2. June 28, 2019The near miss that became a molecular hit
    photo of Craig Kaplan holding the near-miss paper model be built

    “From my readings, I have stumbled upon your great website, which is … helping me understand the nature of polyhedra. I have a question regarding the structures you have posted on your site. I am not a mathematician; I am a biologist and therefore my question might sound downright naïve. The structure in question is the near-miss Johnson solid …”

  3. June 28, 2019Professor Ian Goldberg named tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
    photo of Professor Ian Goldberg

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ian Goldberg has been named a tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

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  1. July 17, 2019PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence — Comparing EM with GD in Mixture Models of Two Components

    Guojun Zhang, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. July 18, 2019PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence/Computer Vision — Attention Mechanisms for Weakly Supervised Image Segmentation

    Paulo Pacheco, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    In this seminar I will discuss some of the current state-of-the-art methods for generating attention maps in weakly supervised (image level annotations) for classification tasks, aiming image segmentation inference and object localization.

  3. July 23, 2019Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence — Towards Pixel-Level OOD Detection for Semantic Segmentation

    Matthew Angus, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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