Welcome to Combinatorics and Optimization
The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA). Applications for the Spring 2018 program are now closed.
University of Waterloo, May 5 - August 18, '17
*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel.
New Deadline: February 9, '18
- Mar. 10, 2018
- Feb. 10, 2018
David Qian's research on applying optimization methods to determine the placement of cuts for a particular form of skull surgery called Cranial Vault Remodeling was featured in a February 2018 article of Maclean's.
- Jan. 29, 2018
The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is opening a cybersecurity lab and investing $1.78 million into research at the University of Waterloo to develop advanced cybersecurity and privacy tools.
- Mar. 26, 2018
Title: LWE Part 2: A quantum discrete Gaussian sampler.
Speaker: Luis Ruiz Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 6486
Abstract: In this talk we will describe how a (quantum) Gaussian sampler could be constructed if we had access to a solver of a decoding problem.
- Mar. 27, 2018
Title: Implementing cryptography at scale
Speaker: Edward Knapp Affiliation: Room: MC 5501
Abstract: Many cryptographic primitives have rough edges which make them difficult to use properly (by both experts and non-experts).
- Mar. 28, 2018
Title: Tractable Approximations to Robust Conic Optimization Problems (paper by D. Bertsimas, M. Sim)
Speaker: Matthew William Slavin Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5479
Abstract: We review the paper listed in the title of this talk. In the paper, Bertsimas and Sim propose a relaxed robust counterpart for general conic optimization problems