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Winter 2020 Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Opportunities.

Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA). ***ON-LINE APPICATIONS OPEN November 1, 2019.***

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 2020 applications now open

 New Deadline: February 1, '20

  1. Dec. 23, 2019Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

  2. Nov. 14, 2019Faculty of Mathematics Research Chair
    Levent Tuncel

    C&O Professor Levent Tuncel has been awarded a five-year Faculty of Mathematics Research Chair. The award recognizes Levent's exceptional scholarly achievements and pre-eminence in the field of optimization.

  3. Nov. 7, 2019"Protocols for Authentication and Key Establishment" is published by Springer
    Stebila book

    The book, written by Colin Boyd, Anish Mathuria and C&O Professor Douglas Stebila, is the most comprehensive and integrated treatment of the protocols required for authentication and key establishment.

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  1. Jan. 23, 2020Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar - Karen Yeats

    Title: Some places matroids appear in quantum field theory and some places I would like them to

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


    I will discuss some places matroids have appeared in my work in quantum field theory, including some older work on numerator structure with Dirk Kreimer and some work in progress with Iain Crump on period identities.

  2. Jan. 23, 2020Graphs and Matroids Seminar - Jane Gao

    Title: Uniformly generate graphs with given degrees rapidly

    Speaker: Jane Gao
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5479


    I will survey the research on exact/approximate uniform generation of graphs with prescribed degrees.

  3. Jan. 24, 2020Combinatorial Optimization Reading Group - Ben Moore

    Title: On the Strong Nine Dragon Tree Conjecture

    Speaker: Ben Moore
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5417


    Nash-Williams forest covering theorem says that a graph decomposes into $k$ forests if and only if it has fractional arboricity at most $k$. In 2012 Mickeal Montassier, Patrice Ossona de Mendez, Andre Raspaud, and Xuding Zhu  proposed a significant strengthening of Nash-Williams Theorem, called the Strong Nine Dragon Tree Conjecture.

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