Welcome to Combinatorics and Optimization
The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.
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 9, '18
- June 6, 2018
Twelve C&O students will received their graduate degrees at the convocation ceremonies on June 15, 2018.
- May 14, 2018
Zhihan Gao's paper "On the metric s-t path traveling salesman problem" has been selected as the SIGEST article for the latest issue of SIAM Review.
- May 4, 2018
Sally Dong was awarded the 2018 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in the Faculty of Mathematics.
- June 19, 2018
Title: Minimization of convex compositions
Speaker: Courtney Paquette Affiliation: Lehigh University Room: MC 6486
Numerous optimization tasks can be posed as minimization of a finite convex function composed with a smooth map. Phase retrieval and matrix factorization problems are common examples.
- June 21, 2018
Title: The price of connectivity for domination
Speaker: Paul Ouvrard Affiliation: University of Bordeaux Room: MC 5479
Abstract: The price of connectivity for dominating set in a graph G is the ratio between the minimum sizes of a connected dominating set and a dominating set of G.
- June 22, 2018
Title: Two-level polytopes
Speaker: Kanstantsin Pashkovich Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5501
This talk is dedicated to two-level polytopes. On one side, two-level polytopes form a well structured family of polytopes.