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Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA). Applications for the Spring 2019 program are now closed.
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.
New Deadline: February 1, '19
- Apr. 24, 2019
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.
- Apr. 11, 2019
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.
- Apr. 1, 2019
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.
- Apr. 25, 2019
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.