News archive - September 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Xi He coauthors book, Differential Privacy for Databases

photo of Professor Xi He holding her book, Differential Privacy for Databases

Xi He is an Assistant Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science and a member of the Data Systems Group. Her research interests span privacy and security for big-data management and analysis.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Hack the North 2021: Tapping into tech and gaining valuable skills along the way

composite image of students on Zoom

Most students develop an interest in technology and programming long before they begin their post-secondary education.

The path to becoming a developer, analyst or software engineer does not usually start in a computer science course at university, but in the opportunities available to students outside the classroom. One such opportunity is Hack the North — the annual hackathon sponsored by the Faculties of Mathematics and Engineering — taking place this weekend from Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Four computer science and two software engineering students named 2021 Schulich Leaders

photo of Saptarshi Bhattacherya, Alicia Bremer, Andrew Dong, Heidi Hon, Kushal Mujral and Eric Pei

The Cheriton School of Computer Science welcomes Saptarshi Bhattacherya, Alicia Bremer, Andrew Dong, Heidi Hon, Kushal Mujral and Eric Pei — six outstanding first-year students who have distinguished themselves academically as recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Creating new search systems to limit COVID-19 misinformation

image depicting getting health information online

Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science are working on new systems that increase the correctness and reliability of health-related searches.

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