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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

CS4U Day is an annual event held by the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. High school students, teachers and families are welcome to join us on campus for an exciting day of speakers, sample lectures, and hands-on activities.

*Registration is required for this event and is now closed. 

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Cory Doctorow portrait

Cory Doctorow

"Dead canary in the coalmine: we just lost the web in the war on general purpose computing"

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Computer Science is hosting a URA Appreciation for all Fall term Undergraduate Research Assistants as well as their supervisors and any supporting graduate students. The event will allow students to discuss the work they have done over the last few months, meet other URA's, chat with faculty, and discover future opportunities. 

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 5:30 PM to Sunday, November 19, 2017 — 4:00 PM EST

Three-day programing workshop

Dates Times
Friday, November 17 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18
Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
GRADtalks tipping points

GRADtalks is an opportunity for two University of Waterloo doctoral students to explore one research theme from interdisciplinary perspectives. This exciting initiative continues to celebrate and highlight graduate student research at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Thinking of going to graduate school? The Faculty of Mathematics invites 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergrads to a graduate information session. You will have the chance to speak with department representatives and ask questions. 

Refreshments served. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
UWaterloo entrance
The University of Waterloo's Fall Open House is this coming Saturday, November 4! Interested in Computer Science?
Monday, October 30, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
portrait of Jeff Ullman

Jeff Ullman
​Stanford University

Please note the room and time change. The talk will be given in QNC 0101 at 10:30 a.m., not DC 1304 at 3:30 p.m. as previously advertised.

Monday, October 16, 2017 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Computer science students are invited to attend a free information session on all fourth-year and optional third-year courses.

Differences among the various courses will be explained and you'll get advice on preparing for upper-year specialization — e.g., what courses to choose to prepare for graphics, AI, etc.

Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 — 3:30 PM EDT
James Demmel portrait

James Demmel
University of California, Berkeley
 

Sunday, October 1, 2017 (all day)

The deadline to apply for spring term entry for our graduate studies programs — both master's and PhD — is October 1, 2017.

You should begin your application at least two weeks before the application deadline to arrange for us to receive your supporting documents and references.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The next Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in MC 3003.

All members of the UW community are invited to try their programming skill in Racket, C, C++, Java, Pascal, Python or Scala!

The results of this local contest will be used to select the UW teams for the international ACM competition. We will send three or more teams of three students each to the East Central North America Regional in Windsor on October 27–28, 2017.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — 3:00 PM to Friday, September 29, 2017 — 4:30 PM EDT

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science will hold its annual Cheriton Research Symposium September 28–29, 2017 in the Davis Centre.

This year's research symposium will consist of talks by industry leaders and members of the School. If you missed a talk, don't worry. We video recorded them and have embedded the videos at the bottom of the page.

Posters by David R. Cheriton ​Graduate Scholarship recipients will be on display in the Great Hall, Davis Centre from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on September 29, 2017.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 — 4:45 PM EDT
flyer of computer science's graduate student BBQ invite and map

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science invites its graduate students along with faculty and staff to the annual Computer Science BBQ, Thursday September 14, 2017.

Location change: Because of a concurrent Feds event, the Computer Science Graduate Student BBQ will take place at the DC Quad. Tables and chairs will be set up in the DC foyer.

The BBQ starts at 4:45 p.m. and will run until dark.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 (all day) to Monday, July 31, 2017 (all day)

The annual Bridges Conference, will be hosted this year by the University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics.

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of mathematicians, scientists, artists, educators, musicians, writers, computer scientists, sculptors, dancers, weavers, model builders, weavers and many others in an atmosphere of mutual exchange and inspiration. 300 participants from six continents will gather in Waterloo.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT

Students who are currently completing undergraduate research assistantships are invited to an informal reception for students and faculty. Attendees are invited to share their research ideas, showcase projects, and discover additional educational and research opportunities.

Appetizers and refreshments included.

To RSVP, send one presentation slide of your research and availability during the event to Heather Aleinik

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 — 10:00 PM to Friday, July 14, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT
picture from computer museum

As part of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the Waterloo Computer Museum has assembled a display of retired hardware in MC 3011. 

You’ll see everything from an enormous slide rule, early core memory and disk drive storage devices to IBM mainframe consoles to the Commodore SuperPET, early laptops and desktop computers. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 — 10:00 AM EDT

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science invites you to attend a celebration of our computing legacy. The lectures feature key players in the history of computing at Waterloo.

Trevor Grove explains how the Waterloo SuperPet was developed.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT

The next Waterloo-local Association for Computing Machinery style programming contest will be held on Saturday, June 24 in MC 3003. All members of the Waterloo community are invited to try their programming skill in Scheme, C, C++, Java, Pascal, Python, or Scala.

For full details and online registration, please see: http://acm.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~acm00/

Friday, June 16, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT

Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience invites everyone to an open house, the culmination of a two-week workshop that teaches researchers how to build sophisticated brain models. These international experts will demonstrate large-scale brain models running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers while simulating neural functions.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — 10:30 AM EDT
Silvio Micali

Silvio Micali
MIT

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 (all day)

The deadline to apply for winter term entry for our graduate studies programs — both master's and PhD — is June 1, 2017.

You should begin your application at least two weeks before the application deadline to arrange for us to receive your supporting documents and references.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 — 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Waterloo Mathematics, Citadel & Correlation One invite you to apply for a spot in the upcoming Waterloo Datathon.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

To be eligible to participate in the event, please register by Wednesday, May 1st, 11:59 p.m.  

If you are curious to see what a Datathon looks like, we encourage you to view this brief clip from a past event at Columbia University!

Friday, April 28, 2017 — 10:30 AM EDT

Eric Horvitz

Technical Fellow and Managing Director, Microsoft Research—Redmond Lab

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 — 3:30 PM EDT

Eric Horvitz

Technical Fellow and Managing Director, Microsoft Research—Redmond Lab

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