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The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is among the leading computer science institutions in the world and is ranked number one for research reputation in Canada for the fourth year in a row according to the Maclean’s 2024 university rankings.

The Cheriton School of Computer Science is also the largest academic concentration of computer science researchers in Canada, with more than 100 faculty members, 60 administrative, instructional and technical staff, 400 graduate students and 4,000 undergraduates.

Our awarding-winning faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students conduct research across a diverse range of computer science areas.

Learn more about our core CS research areas.

Our world-class reputation

What is particularly special about Waterloo is how collaborative the research atmosphere is.

— Jo Atlee, Professor

Graduate studies

Explore computer science research at Waterloo by enrolling in one of our graduate programs.