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 19, 2024Professor Xi He wins the Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award
    Professor Xi He posing inside DC. She is wearing a Waterloo AI t-shirt

    Professor Xi He has received the 2024 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award for the early-career category. 

    Established in 2017, the Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award recognizes faculty members for their outstanding research contributions. The selection is based on the nominee’s body of work or a single influential paper from the past five years.   

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

    University of Waterloo 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.

  3. 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.

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  1. July 22, 2024PhD Seminar • Data Systems • Rumour Evaluation with Very Large Language Models

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place in DC 2310.

    Dahlia Shehata, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Charles Clarke

  2. July 22, 2024 PhD Seminar • Bioinformatics • DeLUCS: Deep learning for unsupervised clustering of DNA sequences

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place online.

    Fatemeh Alipour, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisors: Professors Lila Kari & Yang Lu

  3. July 24, 2024PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction • Body Language for VUIs: Exploring Gestures to Enhance Interactions with Voice User Interfaces

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place in DC 2310 and online.

    Liwei Alan Wu, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Jian Zhao

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