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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Mar. 27, 2019Caelan Wang is a recipient of an Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student

    PhD student Caelan Wang, is a recipient of an Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student for 2019. Four awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in teaching of all kinds by registered students (e.g., teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, sessional lecturer).

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  1. Apr. 18, 2019Continuous Optimization Seminar - Akshay Ramachandran

    Title: Graph Sparsification by Effective Resistances

    Speaker: Akshay Ramachandran
    Affiliation: University of Waterloo
    Room: MC 5417

    Abstract:

    We will discuss an application of the matrix concentration inequalities of Tropp to spectral sparsification of graphs.

  2. 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

    Abstract:

    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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