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 1, 2020Raouf Boutaba becomes next Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science
    photo of Professor Raouf Boutaba

    Professor Raouf Boutaba will become the eighth Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, a four-year appointment that begins on July 1, 2020.

    He brings to this leadership position 21 years of experience at the University of Waterloo that spans excellence in research, teaching, mentorship and service in both the Cheriton School of Computer Science and the Faculty of Mathematics.

  2. June 24, 2020Don’t be too quick to trust information on social media accounts named after a crisis like COVID-19
    photo of Apoorva Chauhan

    A new study, led by Apoorva Chauhan, a postdoctoral researcher at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, found that in evaluating the trustworthiness of social media accounts named after crisis events, people sometimes pay attention to the page’s profile picture, name, the number of followers it has, and spelling and grammatical errors.

    “Some of these things can be easily spoofed,” said Dr. Chauhan. “People need to think beyond things that can be easily manipulated and look at the authenticity of the source of information.”

  3. June 23, 2020Brad Glasbergen, Michael Abebe, Khuzaima Daudjee, Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao receive Best Demo Award at 2020 ACM SIGMOD Conference
    photo of Brad Glasbergen, Michael Abebe, Khuzaima Daudjee, Daniel Vogel, Jian Zhao

    Cheriton School of Computer Science PhD students Brad Glasbergen and Michael Abebe, along with Professors Khuzaima Daudjee, Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao, have received the Best Demonstration Award at the 2020 ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) Conference.

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  1. July 6, 2020Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering — Exploiting Token and Path-based Representations of Code for Identifying Security-Relevant Commits

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

    Achyudh Ram, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. July 8, 2020PhD Seminar • Machine Learning — Combining a Restricted Class of Policies in MDPs

    Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.

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

  3. July 8, 2020PhD Seminar • Symbolic Computation — Fast Computation of the Smith Form of a Nonsingular Integer Matrix

    Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.

    Stavros Birmpilis, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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