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. Nov. 8, 2019Johnny Wong and colleagues receive most influential paper award for work presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009
    photo of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Johnny Wong

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus Johnny Wong, his former master’s student Ye Hu, and colleagues Marin Litoiu from York University and Gabriel Iszlai have received the most influential paper award for research they presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009, the 19thannual IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Conference.

  2. Nov. 5, 2019Designing IoT devices to benefit society
    photo of David Radke, Amelia Holcomb, Omid Abari and Farzan Dehbashi

    A device that detects if someone is drowning in a pool to help relieve a parent’s worry. A wireless gadget to more quickly identify fires, so everyone gets to safety. A system to track and assist people with Alzheimer’s to help calm a family’s fears when they’re not present. These are just a few examples of projects designed for social good by students in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics graduate course, IoT and Intelligent Connectivity.

  3. Nov. 1, 2019Team of systems and networking researchers wins best paper award at CNSM 2019
    photo of Raouf Boutaba, Mubeen Zulfiqar, Sepehr Taeb, Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury and Nashid Shahriar

    Nashid Shahriar, Sepehr Taeb, Shihabur R. Chowdhury, Mubeen Zulfiqar, Massimo Tornatore, Raouf Boutaba, Jeebak Mitra and Mahdi Hemmati have received the best paper award at CNSM 2019, the 15thInternational Conference on Network and Service Management.

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  1. Nov. 16, 2019Inter-University Workshop 2019
    2019 Inter-University Workshop banner

    The University of Waterloo Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is proud host IUW19 — the Inter-University Workshop — for its 20th anniversary.

  2. Nov. 18, 2019Data Systems • Seminar Series — ALEX: An Adaptive Learned Index for Dynamic Workloads

    Umar Farooq Minhas, Principle Researcher
    Database Group, Microsoft Research

  3. Nov. 20, 2019Seminar • Building a Strong Financial Foundation

    Dr. John Akinyemi, Instructional Support Coordinator
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    In this seminar, we will describe how to build a proper financial foundation. We will touch on:

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