Welcome to Combinatorics and Optimization
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
- Aug. 17, 2018
Professor Jochen Koenemann is a co-organizer of a followup workshop to the 2015 Trimester Program on Combinatorial Optimization.
- Aug. 1, 2018
On August 1, David Gosset joined the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization as an Associate Professor.
- July 12, 2018
On March 17, 2018, over 40 high school students from the Waterloo Region tested their math skills and learned more about the field of operations research at the The Operations Research Challenge (TORCH).
- Sep. 26, 2018
Title: Classification, Regularization and Logistic Regression
Speaker: Haesol Im Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5479
Abstract: For the first two seminar series in machine learning,
- Sep. 27, 2018
Title: A characterization of (p,q)-mixing when p/q < 4
Speaker: Ben Moore Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5417
Abstract: Let Hom(G,H) be the graph whose vertex set is the set of H-colourings of G, and two H-colourings f and g are adjacent if f differs from g in at most one vertex.
- Sep. 28, 2018
Title: The Shapiro-Shapiro Conjecture
Speaker: Kevin Purbhoo Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5501
Given four lines in 3-space, can you find a fifth line that intersects the other four? How many?
This is the smallest non-trivial example of a "Schubert problem". The answer, in this case, is not hard to compute: there are two such lines. Generalizations of this fact date back to 19th century work of Schubert.