University of Waterloo COVID-19 update

Please see the University of Waterloo’s frequently asked questions for information about COVID-19 and how it has affected university operations.

Please visit the list of modified services if you have questions about university services.

Although the University of Waterloo is closed for in-person events until further notice, many virtual events and presentations of interest to computer scientists are taking place each week at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Please check out what our students and faculty are doing.

Future graduate students

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The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has an international reputation in teaching, academics, research, and employment. We attract exceptional students from all over the world to study and conduct research with our award-winning faculty.

earth icon#14in the world according to a 2019 U.S. News & World Report
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Why Computer Science at Waterloo?

You can participate in research projects in a wide variety of topics with our internationally acclaimed researchers. Our research spans the field of computer science, from core work on systems, theory and programming languages to human-computer interaction, DNA and quantum computing to theoretical and applied machine learning, just to name a few. As a graduate student, you will:

  • Access research-intensive lab spaces.
  • Gain the opportunity to publish your work in top conferences and journals.
  • Present at premier conferences in front of peers, industry leaders, researchers, and experts in your field.
  • Own your work! Waterloo’s intellectual property (IP) policy means that everything you create is yours to keep.

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Professor Jesse Hoey Prospective supervisors

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