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 25, 2022Shane McIntosh receives Early Researcher Award to develop self-sustaining software build systems
    photo of Professor Shane McIntosh

    Professor Shane McIntosh was awarded $140,000 by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Early Researcher Awards program for his proposal titled “Self-sustaining software build systems.” This amount is matched by an additional $50,000 from the University of Waterloo, bringing the total funding to $190,000.

  2. May 20, 2022Systems and networking researchers win three awards at 18th IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2022
    photo of systems and networking researchers from the Cheriton School of Computer Science

    The 18th IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2022) held in Budapest, Hungary explored network and service management in the era of cloudification, softwarization, and artificial intelligence as its main theme.

  3. May 18, 2022Finding the branches on the tree of life
    photo of Fatemeh Alipour, Professor Lila Kari and Pablo Millán Arias

    In On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin described the evolutionary relationships between organisms as branches on a tree, a diagrammatic representation of all species that have ever existed connected by common descent.

    The affinities of all the beings of the same class have sometimes been represented by a great tree. I believe this simile largely speaks the truth. The green and budding twigs may represent existing species; and those produced during each former year may represent the long succession of extinct species.

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  1. May 30, 2022Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering • Adaptive Cross-Project Bug Localization with Graph Learning

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

    Venkatraman Arumugam, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Mei Nagappan

  2. May 30, 2022DSG Seminar Series • AI Marketplaces

    Please note: This seminar will be given online and recorded. Please register to attend.

    Kaladhar Voruganti, Senior Fellow
    Technology and Architecture, Office of the CTO, Equinix

  3. June 3, 2022PhD Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity • On Testing and Robust Characterization of Convexity

    Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.

    Abhinav Bommireddi, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Eric Blais

    A body K ⊂ Rn is convex if and only if the line segment between any two points in K is completely contained within K or, equivalently, if and only if the convex hull of a set of points in K is contained within K.

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