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 at the University of Waterloo in 1978. In 2005, Professor Cheriton made a transformational gift to the school that supports named chairs, faculty fellowships, and graduate scholarships.

Discover our latest achievements by following our news. Upcoming talks on a range of computer science topics are found under events.
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  1. June 20, 2024Seven Cheriton School of Computer Science faculty members receive 2023 Outstanding Performance Awards
    composite photo of the 2023 Outstanding Performance Awardees

    Seven faculty members at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have received a 2023 Outstanding Performance Award. Established in 2005, these prestigious awards recognize Waterloo faculty members for their outstanding contributions to research and teaching.

  2. June 14, 2024Q&A with Vector AI scholarship winners
    Banner photo of scholarship winners. In between each person's face theres a white border/frame

    Three incoming computer science master’s students, Benjamin Schneider, Hala Sheta and Xin Yan, have been named recipients of this year’s Vector Institute Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence (VSAI).

  3. June 13, 2024University Professor Ian Munro named Distinguished Professor Emeritus
    photo of  Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ian Munro on bench in Waterloo's rock garden

    University Professor Ian Munro has been named a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, honouring his more than five decades of scholarly excellence, outstanding pedagogy and dedicated service to the university.

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  1. June 20, 2024CPI Talk • Characterizing Machine Unlearning through Definitions and Implementations

    Please note: This CPI talk will take place in the Arts Lecture Hall, room 113.

    Nicolas Papernot, Assistant Professor
    Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Toronto

  2. June 20, 2024PhD Seminar • Information Retrieval | Natural Language Processing • Nearest Neighbor Speculative Decoding for LLM Generation and Attribution

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place online.

    Minghan Li, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Compute Science

    Supervisor: Professor Jimmy Lin

  3. June 21, 2024PhD Seminar • Artificial Intelligence • A Simple Mixture Policy Parameterization for Improving Sample Efficiency of Conditional Value at Risk Optimization

    Please note: This PhD seminar will take place in DC 2585 and online.

    Yudong Luo, PhD candidate
    David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Supervisor: Professor Pascal Poupart

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