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 12, 2024Making seafood more sustainable via AI
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    Two students from the Faculties of Science and Mathematics are exploring new ways to bring cultivated seafood to the table.

  2. July 10, 2024Vitalik Buterin at Waterloo
    Photo of Vitalik Buterin at the Math Innovation Event. He is standing in front of a chalk board

    On Saturday, July 6, nearly two hundred students gathered for an ask-me-anything event with Vitalik Buterin, the co-creator of the Ethereum blockchain and a former University of Waterloo student.

  3. July 9, 2024CS Professors Awarded $1.1M in NSERC Grants
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    Several Waterloo Computer Science professors were recipients of the 2024 Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Discovery Program.

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  1. July 16, 2024Seminar • Algorithms and Complexity • Finding Maximum Matchings in RDV Graphs Efficiently

    Please note: This seminar will take place in DC 2306 and online.

    Prashant Gokhale, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  2. 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

  3. 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

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