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 1, '19
- 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).
- Oct. 17, 2018
Title: Basis Shape Loci and the Positive Grassmannian
Speaker: Cameron Marcot Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 6483
Abstract: We study the set of k-dimensional planes in R^n admitting a basis of vectors with prescribed supports.
- Oct. 17, 2018
Title: Tutorial on back-propagation and automatic differentiation
Speaker: Steve Vavasis Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5479
Abstract: In this presentation, I'll cover the basics of automatic differentiation (AD).
- Oct. 18, 2018
Title: Graphs of Homomorphisms
Speaker: Chris Godsil Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 6486
Abstract: If X and Y are graphs and f is a function on V (X) taking values in V (Y ), then the graph of
f is the subset formed by the pairs (x; f(x)) for x in V (X).