The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is home to numerous outstanding faculty members who have been recognized over the years for their many accomplishments — both through internal fellowships and external awards.
Winners of these distinguished awards can be found through the following links
David R. Cheriton Chairs in Software Systems
The David R. Cheriton Chair in Software Systems welcomes prominent senior researchers or very promising researchers still early in their careers to the transformational research environment provided by the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. The Cheriton Chair in Software Systems will have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with research and industry partners in innovative ways that push boundaries. The Cheriton Chair is supported by the David R. Cheriton Endowment for Excellence in Computer Science, which was established in 2005 to support faculty, fellowships, and graduate scholarships.
David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellowships in Computer Science
The David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellowships are a prestigious form of recognition. The awards support the work of leading faculty in Computer Science with an emphasis on supporting research that addresses problems associated with designing and implementing efficient and reliable computing systems, along with their effective integration. In this way, the Fellowships will help the University of Waterloo and the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science continue its innovations in Information Technology teaching and research.
Ross & Muriel Cheriton Faculty Fellowship
The Ross and Muriel Cheriton Faculty Fellowship supports the work of a full-time faculty member in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science whose research is in the general areas of computer systems and computer networking. The title of Faculty Fellow is intended to recognize the faculty member whose scholarly work is widely known and respected internationally, who is an accomplished teacher at all levels, and who has displayed a high level of commitment and dedication to her/his department or school, the Faculty of Mathematics, and the university.
Marsland Fellowship in Information Technology
The Marsland Fellowship in Information Technology provides a visible, enduring legacy for the Marsland family’s support of information technology at the University of Waterloo. The fellowship also provides a key element in supporting the expansion and maintenance of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science.
Graham Research and Graham Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Graham Research Fellowship and the Graham Postdoctoral Fellowship take their name from J. Wesley “Wes” Graham (1932–1999), the first director of the University of Waterloo’s computing centre, a humble visionary known as the father of computing at the University of Waterloo, and an academic who devoted his career to making computers available to everyone.
In honour of his many contributions to the University of Waterloo, the Waterloo community and the tech sector, a number of his colleagues established the J.W. Graham Information Technology Trust in 2000, an endowment housed at the University of Waterloo. In 2018 the Trust in conjunction with the Faculty of Mathematics and the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science launched two fellowships — the Graham Research Fellowship, which supports a faculty member’s research in artificial intelligence, data science and bioinformatics, including applications to healthcare and health informatics, and the Graham Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, which supports an outstanding postdoctoral researcher.