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. Dec. 1, 2023Cohere hackathon challenges students to use AI to solve pressing problems
    photo of Cohere Hackathon with Jimmy Lin

    In a rapidly evolving world where artificial intelligence is reshaping not only entire industries but the world itself, students need to be prepared to harness this technology to solve pressing issues. With this goal in mind, Cohere and Waterloo.AI sponsored a student-led hackathon that focused on Retrieval Augmented Generation — also known as RAG — at the IDEAs clinic at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Nov. 29, 2023Partnership with Rogers to revolutionize the landscape of telecommunication and network management
    photo of Professor Raouf Boutaba and his research team

    The emergence of 5G technology is transforming telecommunications, granting people and industry remarkable capabilities. With research advancements, in the future we could see 5G offer speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second, far surpassing 4G’s capabilities. This speed not only enables lightning-fast downloads, its low latency, as low as 1 millisecond, is ideal for real-time applications like remote surgery and augmented or virtual reality. 

  3. Nov. 28, 2023GraphNovo: Graph-based deep learning model may lead to highly personalized medicine to treat cancer and infectious diseases

    Computer scientists at the Cheriton School of Computer Science are using a graph-based deep learning model to analyze proteins on the surface of cells, which could lead to personalized medicine to treat cancer and infectious diseases.  

    The researchers developed GraphNovo, a new program that provides a more accurate understanding of cellular peptide sequences, linear chains of amino acids.

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  1. Dec. 1, 2023Master’s Thesis Presentation • Software Engineering • Evaluating and Comparing Generative-based Chatbots Based on Process Requirements

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will take place in DC 3317.

    Luis Fernando Lins dos Santos, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Paulo Alencar

  2. Dec. 4, 2023DSG Seminar Series • Structured Knowledge and Data Management for Effective AI Systems

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

    Ihab Ilyas
    Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science
    NSERC-Thomson Reuters Research Chair on Data Quality
    Distinguished Engineer, Apple

  3. Dec. 4, 2023PhD Seminar • Bioinformatics • BarcodeBERT: Transformers for Biodiversity Analysis

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place in DC 2310 and online.

    Pablo Millán Arias, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Lila Kari

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