Welcome to Combinatorics and Optimization

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.

Read all news
  1. Mar. 26, 2019Reading Group on Entropy and Counting - John Schanck

    Title: On the average size of independent sets in triangle-free graphs

    Speaker: John Schanck
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 6486


    Some of the results that we've seen in this reading group have been improved recently using the "hard-core model" from statistical physics.

  2. Mar. 27, 2019Graphs and Matroids Seminar - Rose McCarty

    Title: Decomposing graphs into rooted odd trails

    Speaker: Rose McCarty
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5501


    We give a precise characterization of when the edge set of a graph can be partitioned into k trails so that every trail begins and ends at a specified vertex v and has an odd number of edges.

  3. Mar. 28, 2019Continuous Optimization Seminar - Jimit Majmudar

    Title: High-dimensional probability: Bernstein's Inequality

    Speaker: Jimit Majmudar
    Affiliation: University of waterloo
    Room: MC 5417


    We will extend our study of concentration inequalities so far to random matrices.

All upcoming events