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. Mar. 20, 2023Ludwig Wilhelm Wall leads construction of interactive art installation at Ontario Place
    image of a person standing in front of The Light Within exhibit

    PhD candidate Ludwig Wilhelm Wall and two recent Waterloo graduates have built an interactive installation at the intersection of art and technology called The Light Within. Their installation is part of Lumière: The Art of Light, a free outdoor light experience on exhibit at Ontario Place’s Trillium Park from March 10 to May 7.

  2. Mar. 16, 2023Joel Wretborn and colleagues win Emerging Technology Award at Annual VES Awards for water simulation toolset used in Avatar: The Way of Water
    photo of Joel Wretborn

    PhD candidate Joel Wretborn and his colleagues Alexey Stomakhin and Steve Lesser at the New Zealand–based visual effects studio WētāDigital x Unity and Douglas McHale at WētāFX have won an Emerging Technology Award at the 21st annual Visual Effects Society Awards for their water simulation toolset used in Avat

  3. Mar. 12, 2023Team of HCI researchers create futuristic office chair to support work activities with spatial augmented reality
    photo of Nikhita Joshi, Antony Albert Raj Irudayaraj, and Daniel Vogel

    Some chairs may look futuristic, but a particular chair at the Cheriton School of Computer Science is futuristic. It has been custom fitted with sensors, servos, computers and a small projector by a team of human-computer interaction researchers to create an office chair as a platform for personal spatial augmented reality.

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  1. Mar. 21, 2023Seminar • Quantum Computing • Learning in the Quantum Universe

    Please note: This seminar will take place virtually over Zoom.

    Hsin-Yuan (Robert) Huang, PhD candidate
    Computing and Mathematical Sciences, California Institute of Technology

  2. Mar. 22, 2023PhD Seminar • Data Systems • Systems and Algorithms for Dynamic Graph Processing

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

    Khaled Ammar, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisors: Professors Tamer Özsu, Semih Salihoglu

  3. Mar. 23, 2023Seminar • Software Engineering • Execution-guided Learning for Software Development, Testing, and Maintenance

    Please note: This seminar will take place in DC 1304 and virtually over Zoom.

    Pengyu Nie, PhD candidate
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Texas at Austin

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