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. May 29, 2024New AI-powered tool could curb hate speech
    PhD student Liam Hebert presenting his research poster to a computer science professor

    A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo has developed a new machine-learning method that detects hate speech on social media platforms with 88 per cent accuracy, saving employees from hundreds of hours of emotionally damaging work.

  2. May 28, 2024Waterloo places eighth at 2024 ICPC North American Championship, advances to 48th ICPC World Finals
    photo of Wen Yuen Pang, Kevin Wan, Professor Troy Vasiga and Max Jiang

    A trio of Waterloo coders will advance to the 48th International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals. 

  3. May 27, 2024CS student sets sights on visionary tech
    group photo of co-op students posing in front of a wall with AdHawk Microsystems's logo

    Co-op students at the University of Waterloo are helping AdHawk Microsystems to develop technology that can advance eye health and behavioral research. 

    Recently, the startup unveiled MindLink Air™ ─ glasses that use research-grade, camera-free eye-tracking technology to read its wearer’s eye health and cognitive state. This data provides insights that help the wearer adjust their daily routine to improve productivity and avoid mental fatigue.

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  1. May 29, 2024Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity • Constant-Depth Arithmetic Circuits for Linear Algebra Problems

    Please note: This seminar will take place in DC 2306 and online.

    Robert Andrews, Postdoctoral Researcher
    School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

  2. May 29, 2024Seminar • Programming Languages • Extending Scala for Safe Concurrent Programming

    Please note: This seminar will take place in DC 2314.

    Philipp Haller, Associate Professor
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology

  3. June 5, 2024DSG Seminar Series • Opportunities for Latency Hiding in Modern OLTP Engines

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

    Tianzheng Wang, Assistant Professor
    School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

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