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. May 5, 2021Kate Larson and her colleagues publish commentary in Nature about the need for cooperative AI — beneficial intelligence with social understanding
    photo of Kate Larson

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Kate Larson and her international colleagues have published a commentary in Nature about the need for cooperative artificial intelligence — beneficial AI with social understanding.

  2. May 3, 2021Mike Schaekermann, Hong Zhou and Fiodar Kazhamiaka win Cheriton Distinguished Dissertation Awards
    photo of Mike Schaekermann, Hong Zhou and Fiodar Kazhamiaka

    Recent PhD graduates Mike Schaekermann, Hong Zhou and Fiodar Kazhamiaka have each received a Cheriton Distinguished Dissertation Award. Established in 2019, the dissertation award was created to recognize excellence in computer science doctoral research. In addition to the prestigious recognition, each awardee receives a cash prize of $1000.

  3. May 3, 2021Does a curious robot elicit curiosity and promote learning in humans?
    photo of Nalin Chhibbers, Jessy Ceha and NAO, an educational robot

    Eliciting curiosity — the intrinsic desire to explore and to find new information — enhances learning, promotes information-seeking and improves memory. Understanding how to elicit and maintain curiosity in students could help us design educational robots that stimulate interest, engagement and a quest for knowledge.

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  1. May 11, 2021Master’s Thesis Presentation • Systems and Networking — Mobile Phone Depth Sensors for Forest Carbon Measurement

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

    Amelia Holcomb, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisors: Professors Srinivasan Keshav, Tim Brecht

    The monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of forest plots, especially their tree-trunk diameters, is critical to achieving both forest protection and reforestation goals. Today’s MRV processes are mostly manual, error-prone, and costly to carry out. 

  2. May 11, 2021Master’s Thesis Presentation • Systems and Networking — Encrypted Web Traffic Classification Using Deep Learning

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

    Iman Akbari, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Raouf Boutaba

  3. May 14, 2021Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence — Continuous Spatial and Temporal Representations in Machine Vision

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

    Thomas Lu, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Chris Eliasmith

    This thesis explores continuous spatial and temporal representations in machine vision. 

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