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
- 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).
- July 7, 2018
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.
- July 1, 2018
On July 1, Douglas Stebila joined the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization as an Associate Professor.
- July 20, 2018
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.
- July 26, 2018
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
- July 27, 2018
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.