Welcome to Combinatorics and Optimization

Winter 2020 Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Opportunities.

Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA)Applications for the Spring 2019 program are now closed.

Tutte's Distinguished Lecture Series 

The very successful Tutte's 100th Distinguished Lecture Series has now completed. That success has led to a Tutte Distinguished Lecture once per term. The next lecture will happen in the Spring term.

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

Grad Studies: Fall 2019 applications now open

 New Deadline: February 1, '19

  1. Sep. 21, 2019Three C&O professors are awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements

    Professors David Gosset, Luke Postle and Laura Sanita will receive $120,000 supplements to their NSERC Discovery Grants.

  2. Sep. 1, 2019Carsten Thomassen: Dean's Distinguished Visiting Professor
    Carsten Thomassen

    Professor Carsten Thomassen, one of the foremost graph theorists in the world, will hold the Faculty of Mathematics Dean's Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Fall 2019.

  3. July 14, 2019Crypto 2019 Best Young Researcher Award
    IACR logo

    C&O graduate students Samuel Jaques and John Schanck have won the Best Young Researcher Paper Award at Crypto 2019, the 39th Annual International Cryptology Symposium. Their paper, Quantum cryptanalysis in the RAM model: Claw-finding attacks on SIKE, will be presented on August 20 in Santa Barbara.

Read all news
  1. Sep. 25, 2019Cryptography Reading Group - Jason LeGrow

    Title: Improving Implementations of CSIDH

    Speaker: Jason LeGrow
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5417


    I will present on some papers related to implementations of CSIDH [1].

  2. Sep. 26, 2019Algebraic Graph Theory Seminar - Chris Godsil

    Title: LP bounds and the addition formula

    Speaker: Chris Godsil
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5479


    I will show how we can derive useful bounds on the size of codes and designs, using linear programming and the addition formula.

  3. Sep. 26, 2019Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar - Karen Yeats

    Title: Chord diagrams, generating functions, and qft

    Speaker: Karen Yeats
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5417


    I'll talk about some joint work with Julien Courtiel where some nice enumerative combinatorics tells us something about how gauge theories are such special quantum field theories.

All upcoming events