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Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA)Applications for the Spring 2018 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. Oct. 30, 2018Ahmad Abdi: University Finalist for the Alumni Gold Medal

    Ahmad Abdi was a University Finalist for the Alumni Gold Medal awarded to a Ph.D. student at the Fall 2018 convocation ceremonies.

  2. Oct. 26, 2018Fall 2018 convocation

    Five C&O graduate students received their degrees at the Fall 2018 convocation ceremony.

  3. Oct. 18, 2018Constant-time quantum computers more powerful than classical counterpartsGraphic showing the circuit width depth

    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.

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  1. Nov. 22, 2018Graphs and Matroids Seminar- Richard Lang

    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?

  2. Nov. 23, 2018Tutte Colloquium - David Jao

    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.

  3. Nov. 27, 2018CryptoWorks21 Distinguished Lecture - Marc MorinMarc Morin

    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.

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