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Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA). Applications for the Spring 2018 program are now closed.
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 is:
Sergey Norin - November 2
*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel.
New Deadline: February 1, '19
- Oct. 30, 2018
Ahmad Abdi was a University Finalist for the Alumni Gold Medal awarded to a Ph.D. student at the Fall 2018 convocation ceremonies.
- Oct. 26, 2018
Five C&O graduate students received their degrees at the Fall 2018 convocation ceremony.
- Oct. 18, 2018
Written by Institute for Quantum Computing staff
Quantum computers can solve a linear algebra problem faster than classical computers, according to a new study published in Science. The finding proves that constant-depth quantum circuits are more powerful than their classical counterparts, and provides a new sense of how quantum technology will be a key to more powerful computing.
- Nov. 22, 2018
Title: The upper density of monochromatic infinite paths
Speaker: Richard Lang Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5417
Abstract: Given a complete graph $K_n$, whose edges are coloured in red and blue, what is the longest monochromatic path one can find?
- Nov. 23, 2018
Title: Implementing supersingular isogeny cryptography
Speaker: David Jao Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5501
Recent years have seen dramatic progress and improvements in the implementation of supersingular isogeny-based cryptosystems.
- Nov. 27, 2018
The "blood, sweat, tears, toil and triumphs" of commercializing technology
Marc Morin is the co-founder and CEO of Auvik Networks, creators of cloud-based software that makes it dramatically easier for IT managed service providers to monitor and manage their clients' IT networks. A serial entrepreneur, Marc has previously co-founded several successful companies, including PixStream (acquired by Cisco for USD$369 million) and Sandvine (Sold to Francisco Partners for CAD$582 million), and is a seed investor in a number of local tech companies.