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. Sep. 21, 2023Blake VanBerlo awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
    photo of PhD candidate Blake VanBerlo in the Davis Centre

    Blake VanBerlo, a PhD candidate at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, is one of five recipients at Waterloo of a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Valued at $150,000 over three years, Vanier Scholarships recognize doctoral students who have exhibited academic excellence, research potential and leadership.

  2. Sep. 5, 2023Professor N. Asokan named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
    Professor N. Asokan in the Davis Centre

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor N. Asokan has been named a 2023 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest national honour a researcher in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences can achieve.

  3. Aug. 31, 2023Four new recipients of Canada’s most prestigious scholarship to study computer science
    composite photo of the 2023 CS Schulich leaders

    This fall, the University of Waterloo is welcoming 10 outstanding first-year students — four of whom will be studying computer science — through the Schulich Leader Scholarships program. Awarded annually to 100 high school students across Canada, the Schulich Leader Scholarships are granted to exceptional students who show great entrepreneurial promise in science, technology, engineering and math.

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  1. Oct. 2, 2023PhD Seminar • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) • Waks-On/Waks-Off: Fast Oblivious Offline/Online Shuffling and Sorting with Waksman Networks

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place online.

    Sajin Sasy, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Ian Goldberg

  2. Oct. 6, 20232023 Cheriton Research Symposium

    The Cheriton School of Computer Science invites you to attend the 2023 Cheriton Research Symposium.

    Learn, engage in discussion, and share findings at this showcase of research excellence made possible by David R. Cheriton’s generous investment in education.

  3. Oct. 12, 2023PhD Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity • Ray-volution: Unveiling the Potentials of GPU-Accelerated Ray Tracing in Non-Graphical Domains

    Please note: This PhD seminar has been rescheduled. It will take place in DC 1304 and virtually on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

    Rosina Kharal, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Trevor Brown

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