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Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA)Applications for the Spring 2019 program are now closed.

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 is:

Sergey Norin - November 2

*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel   

Grad Studies: Fall 2019 applications now open

 New Deadline: February 1, '19

  1. Mar. 18, 2019Andrew Conn (1946-2019)

    Professor Andrew (Andy) Conn passed away in his sleep on March 14, 2019.

  2. Mar. 1, 20192019 William Tutte Centenary Undergraduate Scholarship2019 William Tutte Centenary Undergraduate Scholarship

    Farbod Yadegarian is the first recipient of the William Tutte Centenary Undergraduate Scholarship.

  3. Jan. 16, 2019Sparse structures in graphs and matroids

    Professors Peter Nelson (PI) and Luke Postle (co-PI) have been awarded an International Research Partnership Grant (IPRG) for their project Sparse structures in graphs and matroids.

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  1. Mar. 20, 2019Graphs and Matroids - Erin Meger

    Title: The Iterated Local Model for Social Networks

    Speaker: Erin Meger
    Affiliation: Ryerson University
    Room: MC 5501


    On-line social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are often studied through friendships between users. Adversarial relationships also play an important role in the structure of these social networks.

  2. Mar. 20, 2019C&O/PMATH Joint Colloquium - Patrick Naylor (RE-SCHEDULED)

    Title: Is any knot not the unknot?

    Speaker: Patrick Naylor
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 4064


    Ever wanted to learn something about knots? This is your chance! We'll talk about some basics of knot theory, including how to prove some intuitively `obvious' but mathematically tricky results. 

  3. Mar. 20, 2019Continuous Optimization Seminar - Courtney Paquette

    Title: High-dimensional probability: Random vectors in high dimensions

    Speaker: Courtney Paquette
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5417


    In this talk, I will finish our discussion of concentration inequalities, particularly, I will discuss the sub-exponential distribution and state Bernstein’s inequality; thereby completing our study of large deviations.

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