Welcome to Combinatorics and Optimization
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.
University of Waterloo, May 5 - August 18, '17
*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel.
NEW Deadline: March 1, '17
- Nov. 3, 2017
Professor Karen Yeats has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Combinatorics of Quantum Field Theory.
- Oct. 23, 2017
Professor Fan Chung Graham was awarded an honorary doctorate in mathematics (D.Math.) at the October 20 convocation ceremony at the University of Waterloo.
- Oct. 19, 2017
Eight C&O graduate students were awarded their degrees at the Fall 2017 convocation ceremony.
- Dec. 13, 2017
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.