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. 21, 2023Blake VanBerlo awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
    photo of PhD candidate Blake VanBerlo in the Davis Centre

    Blake VanBerlo, a PhD candidate at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, is one of five recipients at Waterloo of a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Valued at $150,000 over three years, Vanier Scholarships recognize doctoral students who have exhibited academic excellence, research potential and leadership.

  2. Sep. 5, 2023Professor N. Asokan named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
    Professor N. Asokan in the Davis Centre

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor N. Asokan has been named a 2023 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest national honour a researcher in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences can achieve.

  3. Aug. 31, 2023Four new recipients of Canada’s most prestigious scholarship to study computer science
    composite photo of the 2023 CS Schulich leaders

    This fall, the University of Waterloo is welcoming 10 outstanding first-year students — four of whom will be studying computer science — through the Schulich Leader Scholarships program. Awarded annually to 100 high school students across Canada, the Schulich Leader Scholarships are granted to exceptional students who show great entrepreneurial promise in science, technology, engineering and math.

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  1. Sep. 25, 2023DSG Seminar Series • Class Expression Learning with Multiple Representations

    Please note: This seminar will take place in DC 1304.

    Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Professor of Data Science
    Paderborn University

    RDF knowledge bases are now first-class citizens of the Web with over 100 billion RDF assertions in the 2022 WebDataCommons crawl. Developing explainable machine learning approaches tailored towards this data is hence a task of increasing importance.

  2. Sep. 25, 2023CrySP Speaker Series on Privacy • Micro-Architectural Side-Channel Attacks and Defenses: CPU Caches, Schedulers, and Beyond!

    Please note: This talk will take place in DC 1302 and online.

    Gururaj Saileshwar, Assistant Professor
    Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

  3. Sep. 25, 2023Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity • “A Tale of Two Subspaces” [Regev]

    Please note: This seminar will take place in DC 3102.

    Akshay Ramachandran, Postdoctoral Researcher
    Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

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