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Faculty positions

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.


Tutte's 100th Distinguished Lecture Series 

University of Waterloo, May 5 - August 18, '17      

*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel   


Grad Studies: Fall 2018 applications now open

 New Deadline: February 9, '18


  1. Feb. 10, 2018David Qian's work at SickKids Hospital featured in Maclean'sMaclean's

    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.

  2. Jan. 29, 2018RBC to open a cybersecurity lab and fund new research at the University of WaterlooCryptography icon

    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.

  3. Jan. 24, 2018Bordeaux-Waterloo collaboration: Colouring and Probabilities

    Luke Postle and Peter Nelson have been awarded a Bordeaux-Waterloo Research Grant to collaborate with University of Bordeaux researchers Marthe Bonamy and Frantisek Kardos.

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