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. May 10, 2021Do humorous teachable virtual agents enhance learning and outcomes?
    image depicting Curiosity Notebook’s teaching interface

    The research paper on which this feature article is based will be presented on May 12, 2021 at CHI 2021, where it received a best paper honourable mention. 

    CHI is the premier international conference on human–computer interaction. Held from May 8 to 13, 2021, the 2021 ACM CHI Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems was originally slated to be held in Yokohama, Japan.

  2. May 9, 2021Cheriton School of Computer Science PhD graduate Nashid Shahriar awarded 2021 Mathematics Doctoral Prize
    photo of Nashid Shahriar and Raouf Boutaba

    Dr. Nashid Shahriar has won the 2021 Mathematics Doctoral Prize. Now in its third year, these prestigious awards are conferred annually to recognize the achievements of top graduating and graduated doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics.

  3. May 5, 2021Kate Larson and her colleagues publish commentary in Nature about the need for cooperative AI — beneficial intelligence with social understanding
    photo of Kate Larson

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Kate Larson and her international colleagues have published a commentary in Nature about the need for cooperative artificial intelligence — beneficial AI with social understanding.

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  1. May 14, 2021Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence — Continuous Spatial and Temporal Representations in Machine Vision

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

    Thomas Lu, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Chris Eliasmith

    This thesis explores continuous spatial and temporal representations in machine vision. 

  2. May 17, 2021DLS: Leonard Kleinrock — Origins of the Internet

    Please note: This Distinguished Lecture Series presentation will be given online.

    Leonard Kleinrock
    Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
    University of California, Los Angeles

  3. May 20, 2021Master’s Thesis Presentation • Data Systems Group — Knowledge Graph Imputation

    Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

    Mohammadali Niknamian, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Ihab Ilyas

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