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. June 6, 2021Shenghao Yang receives Borealis AI Global Fellowship
    photo of Shenghao Yang

    PhD candidate Shenghao Yang is one of ten recipients nationally to receive a Borealis AI 2020–2021 Fellowship. Now in its fourth year, these $10,000 fellowships are conferred annually to exceptional students pursuing graduate studies in machine learning and artificial intelligence at universities across Canada.

  2. May 31, 2021The Waterloo AI Institute: Reflecting on past successes and charting a new course
    photo of Professors Jimmy Lin and Vijay Ganesh

    From self-driving cars to intelligent voice assistants to smart factories, artificial intelligence — or AI — is transforming every sector of the economy and the very fabric of society in fundamental ways. The University of Waterloo, a long-time leader in innovation, has been at the forefront of this transformation for decades, but especially so since the 2018 launch of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute — Waterloo.AI.

  3. May 25, 2021Nicholas Vadivelu receives 2021 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award
    abstract image depicting CS research

    Nicholas Vadivelu, an undergraduate student majoring in computer science and statistics, has received the 2021 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Established in 2012, this prestigious annual award recognizes excellence in research conducted by an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Mathematics. 

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  1. June 18, 2021Master’s Thesis Presentation • Computer Graphics — Signorini Conditions for Inviscid Fluids

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

    Yu Gu, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Christopher Batty

  2. June 18, 2021Master’s Thesis Presentation • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) — Harnessing the Power of Generative Models for Mobile Continuous and Implicit Authentication

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

    Ezzeldin Tahoun, Master’s candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Urs Hengartner

  3. June 22, 2021PhD Seminar • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) — Multi-stage Risk-aware Adaptive Authentication and Access Control

    Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.

    Jiayi Chen, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Urs Hengartner

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