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About Combinatorics and Optimization

Math and Computing buildingThe C&O department has 30 faculty members and 60 graduate students. We are intensely research oriented and hold a strong international reputation in each of our six major areas:

Read more about the department's research.

Professor William T. Tutte (1917-2002)

Professor William T. Tutte"He is internationally renowned for his seminal work in the area of graph theory. As a young mathematician and codebreaker, he deciphered a series of German military encryption codes known as Fish". These two sentences speak to his place in history.
Learn more about William T. Tutte.

Directions and maps

From Pearson International Airport

  1. Take Highway 427 south
  2. Exit at Highway 401 west
  3. Exit at 278 to Highway 8 west
  4. Exit at Highway 85 to Waterloo
  5. Exit at University Avenue west
  6. University of Waterloo is at University Avenue and Seagram Drive

More directions as well as campus maps can be found by visiting UWaterloo's 'Directions and Map' page.

The image below shows the location of the Mathematics & Computer (MC) building – overlayed in orange, as well as three of the nearest visitor parking areas (M, N, D) – overlayed in green.

Campus Hightlight map