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. Sep. 17, 2019Steven Feng, Aaron Li and Jesse Hoey develop virtual assistants with personality to help individuals with mental illness
    photo of Jesse Hoey, Steven Feng and Aaron Li

    Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have pioneered a new method that could be used to develop more natural automated virtual assistants to help people suffering from mental illness. 

    Called SMERTI (pronounced smarty), the new method enables virtual assistants to use natural language and emotional cues that change depending on the relationship and situations in which they are used. The result allows for the development of virtual assistants that better connect with people they are used to help.

  2. Sep. 13, 2019Melissa McCorriston receives Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence
    photo of Melissa McCorriston

    Melissa McCorriston has received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. These $17,500 scholarships recognize promising scholars and researchers in Ontario and support their further studies in a top provincial artificial intelligence–related master’s program.

  3. Sep. 10, 2019Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
    photo of Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

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  1. Sep. 20, 2019Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence — The Computational Benefits of Intrinsic Plasticity in Neural Networks

    Nolan Shaw, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Sep. 20, 20192019 Cheriton Research Symposium
    Cheriton Research Symposium

    The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science invites you to attend the 2019 Cheriton Research Symposium, held on Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Davis Centre.

    This year’s symposium consists of presentations by Cheriton Faculty Fellows, Dan Brown and Urs Hengartner.

    Posters by David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients will be on display in Davis Centre Atrium from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    Friday, September 20, 2019

  3. Sep. 23, 2019PhD Seminar • Computer Graphics — RepulsionPak: Deformation-Driven Element Packing

    Reza Adhitya Saputra, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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