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. July 6, 2021Themelio, blockchain start-up founded by CS PhD student Yuhao Dong, receives $1.5 million USD funding from Polychain Capital
    photo of Yuhao Eric Dong

    Themelio Labs, a blockchain-based start-up founded by Cheriton School of Computer Science doctoral student Yuhao Dong, has secured $1.5 million USD in seed funding from Polychain Capital, a digital asset investment fund based in San Francisco, California. The start-up is developing Themelio, an open-source public blockchain that aims to revolutionize the way blockchains are used in security-critical software systems.

  2. July 5, 2021Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Forsyth and his colleagues receive Brockett–Shapiro Actuarial Journal Award
    photo of Peter Forsyth and two graphs from paper

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Forsyth, Professor Ken Vetzal from the School of Accounting and Finance, and Graham Westmacott, portfolio manager at PWL Capital, have received the 2021 Brockett–Shapiro Actuarial Journal Award from ARIA — the American Risk and Insurance Association. 

  3. June 30, 2021A rich and expansive career in mathematics and computer science — Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan
    photo of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

    With a rich and expansive career in mathematics and computer science, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan can be regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of computer science at the University of Waterloo.

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  1. July 23, 2021PhD Seminar - Systems and Networking - Conflux: A Multi-homed Adaptive Bitrate Protocol for On-Site Live Video Streaming

    Please note: This seminar will be given online.

    Sharon Choy, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

  2. July 23, 2021PhD Seminar - Artificial Intelligence - Improving Welfare in One-sided Matching using Simple Threshold Queries

    Please note: This seminar will be given online.

    Vijay Menon, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

  3. July 27, 2021PhD Defence • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) — Data Protection in Big Data Analysis

    Please note: This PhD defence will be given online.

    Masoumeh Shafieinejad, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Florian Kerschbaum

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