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) deadline of December 1st 2017 is coming up fast. Click the link to learn more about it and other important dates.
University of Waterloo, May 5 - August 18, '17
*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel.
NEW Deadline: March 1, '17
- Oct. 19, 2017
Eight C&O graduate students were awarded their degrees at the Fall 2017 convocation ceremony.
- Sep. 21, 2017
Professor David Jao received a Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching at the 2017 Faculty Reception on September 21, 2017.
- Sep. 14, 2017
Sara Ahmadian is the recipient of a 2017 University of Waterloo Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies (Ph.D.) designation.
- Oct. 25, 2017
Title: Coordinate Descent Algorithms
Speaker: Julian Romero Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5479
We will be discussing the survey of Stephen J. Wright on coordinate descent algorithms. Coordinate descent algorithms solve optimization problems by successively performing approximate minimization along coordinate directions or coordinate hyperplanes. They have been used in applications for many years, and their popularity continues to grow because of their usefulness in data analysis, machine learning, and other areas of current interest.
- Oct. 26, 2017
Title: Progress on Continuous Quantum Walks
Speaker: Chris Godsil Affiliation: University of Waterloo Roon: MC 6486
I will discuss the progress we’ve made in our work on continuous walks. I will start with old stuff (last November) and continue on to current stuff (this week).
- Oct. 26, 2017
Title: Extended odd holes and their blockers
Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5479