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. Oct. 4, 2022Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan receives J.W. Graham Medal in Innovation and Computing
    photo of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

    On Saturday, October 1, 2022, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan (MSc ’61, PhD ’65) received an honorary J.W. Graham Medal in Innovation and Computing at the Wes Graham Symposium.

    The award recognizes Professor Cowan’s “extensive academic career, pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, entrepreneurial spirit, and devotion to mentorship and knowledge sharing.”

  2. Oct. 3, 2022Ryusuke Sugimoto, Christopher Batty and Toshiya Hachisuka win best paper award at SCA 2022
    photo of Toshiya Hachisuka, Ryusuke Sugimoto, Christopher Batty

    PhD candidate Ryusuke Sugimoto and Professors Christopher Batty and Toshiya Hachisuka have won a best paper award at SCA 2022. The 21st ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation took place virtually and in person this year at Durham University in the United Kingdom from September 13 to 15.

  3. Sep. 25, 2022In memory of our colleague, Professor Fahiem Bacchus, 1957–2022
    photo of Professor Fahiem Bacchus

    We are saddened to announce that our colleague, Professor Fahiem Bacchus, passed away on September 22, 2022. 

    Professor Bacchus was a faculty member from 1988 to 1999 at Waterloo’s then Department of Computer Science, after which he joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto to assume the position of Professor.

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  1. Oct. 17, 2022DSG Seminar Series • Efficient Collaborative Analytics With No Information Leakage: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    Please note: This seminar will take place in DC 1302.

    Vasiliki (Vasia) Kalavri, Assistant Professor
    Department of Computer Science, Boston University

    Enabling secure outsourced analytics with practical performance has been a long-standing research challenge in the database community. In this talk, I will present our work towards realizing this vision with Secrecy, a new framework for secure relational analytics in untrusted clouds.

  2. Oct. 17, 2022Rising Stars Seminar Series • Designing Future Computational Notebooks for Collaboration and Learning

    April Wang, PhD candidate
    School of Information, University of Michigan

  3. Oct. 20, 2022PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction • Independence & Technology: Experiences of Older Adults and Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place online.

    Nabil Bin Hannan, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Edith Law

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