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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. July 12, 2018Operations Research Challenge (TORCH)

    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). 

  2. July 7, 2018C&O faculty member honoured with Italian KnighthoodMichele Mosca with Giuseppe Pastorelli

    On June 28, 2018, the Government of Italy announced the appointment of Michele Mosca as a Knight of the Order of Merit for his significant contributions in quantum computing and cybersecurity, including research, training, outreach and commercialization efforts.

  3. July 1, 2018Douglas Stebila joins the C&O department

    On July 1, Douglas Stebila joined the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization as an Associate Professor.

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  1. July 20, 2018Tutte Colloquium - Peter Nelson

    Title: Claw-free matroids

    Speaker: Peter Nelson
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5501

    Abstract: A simple binary matroid is claw-free if it has no independent rank-3 flat. I will discuss a structure theorem, obtained jointly with Kazuhiro Nomoto, that classifies these objects exactly.

  2. July 26, 2018Graphs and Matroids Seminar

    Title: Acyclic Colouring of Graphs on Surfaces

    Speaker: Shayla Redlin
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5479

    Abstract: An acyclic k-colouring of a graph G is a proper k-colouring of G with no

  3. July 27, 2018Tutte Colloquium - Bernhard von Stengel

    Title: Algorithms for Rank-1 Bimatrix Games

    Speaker: Bernhard von Stengel
    Affiliation: London School of Economics
    Room: MC 5501


    The rank of a bimatrix game is the matrix rank of the sum of the two payoff matrices.

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