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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. Apr. 7, 2020New AI-powered search engine makes it easier to find information in the fight against COVID-19
    photo of SARS-cov-2

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Jimmy Lin has spearheaded the creation of a dedicated search engine for those who are engaged in the fight against COVID-19.

  2. Apr. 7, 2020Calculating the future
    photo of Faire CTO Marcelo Cortes

    With the sweeping arrival of COVID-19, Marcelo Cortes, a former computer science undergraduate student, was quick to realize the devastating impact it could have on small, local businesses.

    As chief technology officer and co-founder of Faire, an online wholesale marketplace that helps emerging brands and boutique retailers grow their business, Cortes recognized that more help needed to be offered.  

  3. Apr. 6, 2020Florian Kerschbaum receives 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award
    photo of Professor Florian Kerschbaum

    Professor Florian Kerschbaum has received a 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award from CS-Can/Info-Can, the nation’s professional society dedicated to representing all aspects of computer science and the interests of the discipline to Canadians.

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  1. Apr. 7, 2020Master’s Thesis Presentation • Data Systems — Machine Learning for Streamflow Prediction

    Please note: This masters thesis presentation will be given online.

    Martin Gauch, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. Apr. 7, 2020PhD Defence • Human-Computer Interaction | Information Retrieval — Supporting Exploratory Search Tasks Through Alternative Representations of Information

    Bahareh Sarrafzadeh, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  3. Apr. 9, 2020PhD Defence • Data Systems — Towards a New Generation of Permissioned Blockchain Systems

    Please note: This PhD defence will be given online.

    Christian Gorenflo, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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