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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 will happen in the Spring term.

*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. Apr. 24, 2019David Gosset is a recipient of the TQC 2019 Outstanding Paper Prize

    C&O professor David Gosset and John Smolin (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center) will receive the Outstanding Paper Prize at TQC 2019, the 14th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography.

  2. Apr. 11, 2019Mathematicians help build better surgical plans

    Professors Ricardo Fukasawa's and Jochen Koenemann's work on optimizing craniosynostosis operations with surgeons at SickKids Hospital in Toronto was featured in the University of Waterloo's Global Impact site.

  3. Apr. 1, 2019Stefan Sremac wins the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper

    Combinatorics and Optimization Mathematics PhD student Stefan Sremac was one of six students who won the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. This award recognizes the impact of his paper, Maximum determinant positive definite Toeplitz completions, with a prize of $4,000.

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  1. Apr. 25, 2019Continuous Optimization Seminar - Tao Jiang

    Title: Recovery of a mixture of Gaussians by sum-of-norms clustering

    Speaker: Tao Jiang
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5417


    Sum-of-norms clustering is a method for assigning n points in Rd to K clusters, 1 ≤ K ≤ n, using convex optimization.

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