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 21, 2024Vasisht Duddu, Sebastian Szyller and N. Asokan receive Distinguished Paper Award at 45th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
    photo of Professor N. Asokan and PhD candidate Vasisht Duddu

    PhD candidate Vasisht Duddu, Intel Labs research scientist Sebastian Szyller, and Professor N.

  2. June 20, 2024Seven Cheriton School of Computer Science faculty members receive 2023 Outstanding Performance Awards
    composite photo of the 2023 Outstanding Performance Awardees

    Seven faculty members at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have received a 2023 Outstanding Performance Award. Established in 2005, these prestigious awards recognize Waterloo faculty members for their outstanding contributions to research and teaching.

  3. June 14, 2024Q&A with Vector AI scholarship winners
    Banner photo of scholarship winners. In between each person's face theres a white border/frame

    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).

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  1. June 26, 2024PhD Seminar • Information Retrieval | Machine Learning • UniRAG: Universal Retrieval Augmentation for Multi-Modal Large Language Models

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

    Sahel Sharifymoghaddam, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Jimmy Lin

  2. June 27, 2024PhD Defence • Computer Vision | Machine Learning • Unsupervised Losses for Clustering and Segmentation of Images: Theories & Optimization Algorithms

    Please note: This PhD defence will take place online.

    Zhongwen (Rex) Zhang, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Yuri Boykov

  3. June 28, 2024Master’s Thesis Presentation • Quantum Computing • Quantum Query Complexity of Hypergraph Search Problems

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

    Zhiying Yu, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Shalev Ben-David

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