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Faculty positions

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) Click the link to learn more about the program and how to apply.  On-line applications are being accepted now.

***New Deadline Date*** December 15, 2017

Tutte's 100th Distinguished Lecture Series 

University of Waterloo, May 5 - August 18, '17      

*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel   

Grad Studies: Fall 2017 applications now open

NEW Deadline: March 1, '17

  1. Nov. 3, 2017Karen Yeats awarded a Tier 2 CRC

    Professor Karen Yeats has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Combinatorics of Quantum Field Theory.

  2. Oct. 23, 2017Fan Chung Graham awarded an Honorary Doctorate

    Professor Fan Chung Graham was awarded an honorary doctorate in mathematics (D.Math.) at the October 20 convocation ceremony at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Oct. 19, 2017C&O graduates in Fall 2017

    Eight C&O graduate students were awarded their degrees at the Fall 2017 convocation ceremony.

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  1. Dec. 13, 2017Continuous Optimization Seminar - Yaoliang Yu

    Title: Generalized Conditional Gradient for Sparse Estimation

    Speaker: Yaoliang Yu  
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5479


    We will be discussing the paper (bearing the same title) of Yaoliang Yu, Xinhua Zhang, and Dale Schuurmans.  Structured sparsity is an important modelling tool that expands the applicability of convex formulations for data analysis, however it also creates significant challenges for efficient algorithm design.

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