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. June 14, 2024Q&A with Vector AI scholarship winners
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    Three incoming computer science master’s students, Benjamin Schneider, Hala Sheta and Xin Yan, have been named recipients of this year’s Vector Institute Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence (VSAI).

  2. June 13, 2024University Professor Ian Munro named Distinguished Professor Emeritus
    photo of  Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ian Munro on bench in Waterloo's rock garden

    University Professor Ian Munro has been named a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, honouring his more than five decades of scholarly excellence, outstanding pedagogy and dedicated service to the university.

  3. June 12, 2024M. Tamer Özsu receives ACM Presidential Award
    photo of M. Tamer Özsu with ACM Books series

    University Professor M. Tamer Özsu has received the ACM Presidential Award for long-standing and significant contributions to the computing field and its scientific community in general, as well as to ACM in particular. He is one of seven individuals recognized for exemplary service to the computing field.

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  1. June 18, 2024Master’s Thesis Presentation • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) • Efficient Memory Allocator for Restricting Use-After-Free Exploitations

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will take place online.

    Ruizhe Wang, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisors: Professors N. Asokan, Meng Xu

  2. June 19, 2024PhD Seminar • Empirical Software Engineering • Investigating Questions from Automatic Code Reviewers

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place online.

    Farshad Kazemi, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Shane McIntosh

  3. June 19, 2024DLS: Nitin Saxena — The Border and its Demystification

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

    Nitin Saxena, N. Rama Rao Chair Professor
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    IIT Kanpur

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