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. Sep. 22, 2022Ninth annual Hack the North back live and in person at the University of Waterloo, catalyzing current and future student innovation
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    After two years of virtual hackathons, more than 1,000 students returned to the University of Waterloo’s campus for this year’s Hack the North, Canada’s biggest hackathon. The annual event brings together student hackers and innovators at all levels of experience with technology experts and industry leaders from across the nation.

  2. Sep. 21, 2022Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers awarded more than $283k in CFI funding
    photo of CFI researchers Raouf Boutaba, Anita Layton, Jian Zhao

    Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have been awarded more than $283k from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation to tackle national and global challenges.

  3. Sep. 19, 2022Stacey Watson and colleagues win best paper award at MobileHCI 2022
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    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Stacey Watson, and their colleagues Manisha Kamarushi, Garreth Tigwell, and Roshan Peiris at Rochester Institute of Technology, have received a best paper award at MobileHCI 2022. Held annually, the ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction will take place virtually and in person in Vancouver this year from September 28 to October 1.

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  1. Oct. 18, 2022PhD Seminar • Machine Learning | Self-driving AI • A lecture on “Classifying travelers’ driving style using basic safety messages generated by connected vehicles: Application of unsupervised machine learning”

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place in DC 2568.

    Connor Raymond Stewart, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisors: Professors Krzysztof Czarnecki, Paulo Alencar

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