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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) deadline of December 1st 2017 is coming up fast. Click the link to learn more about it and other important dates.

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

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

  2. Sep. 21, 2017David Jao awarded a 2017 Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching

    Professor David Jao received a Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching at the 2017 Faculty Reception on September 21, 2017.

  3. Sep. 14, 2017Sara Ahmadian receives an Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies (Ph.D.) honour

    Sara Ahmadian is the recipient of a 2017 University of Waterloo Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies (Ph.D.) designation.

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  1. Oct. 25, 2017Continuous Optimization Seminar - Julian Romero

    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.

  2. Oct. 26, 2017Algebraic Graph Theory Seminar - Chris Godsil

    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).

  3. Oct. 26, 2017Graphs and Matroids Seminar - Ahmad Abdi

    Title: Extended odd holes and their blockers


    Ahmad Abdi

    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5479


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