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The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has an international reputation in teaching, academics, research, and employment.

As part of the largest centre for math and computing in the world, the school has a strong focus on research with more than 90 faculty members investigating 16 different research areas.

Our world-class reputation

Faculty awards

Many of our faculty memebrs have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to research through fellowships, awards and designations, among them the following —

  • Eight are Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Five are Fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery
  • Seven are CS-Can/Info-Can Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science Winners
  • Three are Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • One is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Seven are Outstanding Young Computer Science Researchers
  • Four are University Professors
  • Three are University Research Professors
  • 12 are Early Researcher Awardees
  • Two are Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs
  • One is a Killiam Prize Awardee
  • One is a Stacie Memorial Fellowship

Ideas start here

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