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. 23, 2020Cheriton computer scientists create a Nifty solution to a catastrophic network fault
    an illustration depicting a partial network partition

    Partial network partitions are a peculiar type of network fault that disrupts communication between some but not all nodes in a computer cluster. And for what has recently been found to be a surprisingly catastrophic source of computer system failures, partial network partitions have not been studied comprehensively by computer scientists or network administrators.

  2. Nov. 19, 2020Shalev Ben-David and Eric Blais receive a prestigious best paper award at FOCS 2020 for their work that extends Yao’s minimax theorem
    photo of Professors Shalev Ben-David and Eric Blais

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Shalev Ben-David and Eric Blais have received a prestigious best paper award at FOCS 2020, the 61st Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science. FOCS and its counterpart — the Symposium on Theory of Computing — are the top international meetings in theoretical computer science.

  3. Nov. 19, 2020Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Sergey Gorbunov raises $3.75 million USD for Axelar, his blockchain start-up

    Axelar, a decentralized network that connects application builders with blockchain ecosystems, applications and users, has raised $3.75 million USD in seed funding from Silicon Valley investors, including DCVC, a San Francisco–based venture capital firm specializing in deep tech, and notable blockchain companies and investors such as Binance X, Lemniscap, Collab+Currency, North Island Ventures, Divergence Ventures, Cygni Labs, and others.

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  1. Dec. 4, 2020Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering — Documentation-Guided Fuzzing for Testing Deep Learning API Functions

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

    Yitong Li, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisors: Professors Lin Tan, Mike Godfrey

  2. Dec. 7, 2020Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute • UC Non-Interactive, Proactive, Threshold ECDSA with Identifiable Aborts

    Please note: This Waterloo CPI seminar will be giving online.

    Nikolaos Makriyannis, Cryptography researcher
    Fireblocks

    Building on the Gennaro & Goldfeder and Lindell & Nof protocols (CCS '18), we present two threshold ECDSA protocols, for any number of signatories and any threshold, that improve as follows over the state of the art: 

  3. Dec. 7, 2020Master’s Research Paper Presentation • Software Engineering — Case Study on University of Waterloo’s Quest — A Requirement Engineering and User Experience Investigation and Lessons Learned

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

    Yilun Bai, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Daniel M. Berry

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