David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

The Cheriton School of Computer Science is named for David R. Cheriton, who earned his PhD in Computer Science in 1978, and made a transformational gift to the school in 2005. It has become the largest academic concentration of Computer Science researchers in Canada.  

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  1. Mar. 28, 2023Meet Yang Lu, a professor who uses machine learning to deduce the structure and function of proteins and genes
    photo of Professor Yang Lu

    Yang Lu joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in 2023. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Professor William Noble’s genome sciences group at the University of Washington. He obtained his PhD in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics under the supervision of Professor Fengzhu Sun at the University of Southern California. Before moving to the United States, he completed his MS and BS in Computer Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

  2. Mar. 21, 2023CS remains Waterloo’s top-ranked subject and 22nd internationally according to 2023 QS World University Rankings
    a fisheye lens view of the Davis Centre

    Computer Science, the University of Waterloo’s top-ranked subject internationally, has risen three spots in the global rankings to the 22nd position, according to the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject released on March 22, 2023.
    This is the third year in a row that Computer Science was in the top 25 internationally and the top-ranked subject at Waterloo.

  3. Mar. 20, 2023Ludwig Wilhelm Wall leads construction of interactive art installation at Ontario Place
    image of a person standing in front of The Light Within exhibit

    PhD candidate Ludwig Wilhelm Wall and two recent Waterloo graduates have built an interactive installation at the intersection of art and technology called The Light Within. Their installation is part of Lumière: The Art of Light, a free outdoor light experience on exhibit at Ontario Place’s Trillium Park from March 10 to May 7.

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  1. Apr. 3, 2023Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction • Empowering Online Grassroots Creative Communities through Live Media

    Please note: This seminar will take place in DC 1304 and virtually over Zoom.

    Zhicong Lu, Assistant Professor
    Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong

    The proliferation of video-sharing and livestreaming platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, and Twitch has catalyzed the growth of online creative communities, promoting cultural expression and preservation.

  2. Apr. 4, 2023Master’s Thesis Presentation • Data Systems • An Investigation of Preference Judging Consistency

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will take place in DC 3317.

    Linh Nhi Phan Minh, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Mark Smucker

  3. Apr. 4, 2023Master’s Thesis Presentation • Data Systems • Data-driven Estimation of Soiling Loss and Optimal Cleaning Schedule for a Utility-scale PV Plant

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will take place online.

    Abhinav Bora, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisors: Professors Srinivasan Keshav, Lukasz Golab

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