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. July 17, 2024Gautam Kamath and colleagues win 2024 Caspar Bowden PET Award
    headshot of Gautam Kamath inside DC

    Professor Gautam Kamath, along with his colleagues Professor Clément Canonne at the University of Sydney and Thomas Steinke, a Research Scientist at Google DeepMind, have been awarded the 2024 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

  2. July 16, 2024Professor Florian Kerschbaum shares his career & research journey in latest CPI spotlight
    photo of Florian in front of Grassi Lakes (Alberta)

    The evolution of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) at the University of Waterloo started under the leadership of an individual who strongly believed in the advancement of research in the areas of data security and privacy. In 2018, he was appointed the inaugural executive director of CPI and was at the forefront of the institute for about three and half years.

  3. July 12, 2024Making seafood more sustainable via AI
    group shot of researchers

    Two students from the Faculties of Science and Mathematics are exploring new ways to bring cultivated seafood to the table.

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  1. July 18, 2024PhD Seminar • Machine Learning • Strategic and Adversarially Robust Learning with Unknown Manipulation Capabilities

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place online.

    Tosca Lechner, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Shai Ben-David

  2. July 18, 2024Master’s Thesis Presentation • Human-Computer Interaction • A Comparison of Unsupervised Topic Modelling Techniques for Qualitative Data Analysis of Online Communities

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will take place in DC 2310.

    Amandeep Kaur, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor James R. Wallace

  3. July 18, 2024PhD Seminar • Machine Learning | Differential Privacy • Functional Rényi Differential Privacy for Generative Modeling

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place in DC 2102 and online.

    Dihong Jiang, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professors Yaoliang Yu, Sun Sun

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