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 at the University of Waterloo in 1978. In 2005, Professor Cheriton made a transformational gift to the school that supports named chairs, faculty fellowships, and graduate scholarships.

Discover our latest achievements by following our news. Upcoming talks on a range of computer science topics are found under events.
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  1. Apr. 23, 2024Two teams of Waterloo coders take on the global competition at simultaneous 46th and 47th ICPC World Finals
    photo of the Waterloo team at 47th ICPC

    Representing the University of Waterloo, two trios of algorithmic programmers put their coding skills to the test on the global stage at the 46th and 47th International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals. Held in Luxor, Egypt, from April 14 to 19, the simultaneous global coding competitions marked the final contests among the world’s top programming talent from some 124 universities across more than 110 countries.

  2. Apr. 22, 2024University of Waterloo names Cheriton School of Computer Science Director Raouf Boutaba a University Professor
    University Professor Raouf Boutaba in front of the Davis Centre

    Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been named a University Professor. Conferred by the University of Waterloo, this rare and prestigious recognition celebrates professors of international acclaim for their exceptional scholarly contributions.

  3. Apr. 22, 2024Decades of Water Data: Doug Mulholland reflects on the environment, his research, and Earth Day
    Photo of Doug Mulholland posing in front of a stream

    For Doug Mulholland (BMath’82), a Research and Technical Manager at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, his work flows like water.

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  1. Apr. 26, 2024Master’s Thesis Presentation • Programming Languages • Type-Aware Optimizations with Imperfect Types

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will take place in DC 2314 and online.

    Jeremiah Ikosin, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Gregor Richards

  2. Apr. 29, 2024DSG Seminar Series • ASTral: Fast Rewriting for Query Optimization

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

    Darshana Balakrishnan
    Software Developer, Amazon Web Services
    PhD candidate, University at Buffalo

  3. Apr. 30, 2024PhD Defence • Scientific Computing | Quantitative Finance | Machine Learning • Efficient Machine Learning Methods for Solving Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equations in Finance

    Please note: This PhD defence will take place in DC 2314 and online.

    Andrew Na, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Justin Wan

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