Tutte's Distinguished Lecture Series

In its second year, the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, will hold three lectures a year to continue to honour William Tutte. In the inaugural year of the series we hosted several speakers each week between May and August. 

Below, find a list of the speakers as the information becomes available. All the lectures are free, open to the public and no registration is required.

If you're not able to make the lecture, we will post a recording on the department's YouTube Channel.

For more information about the series, contact the department at combopt@uwaterloo.ca

September 27, 2019

Speaker: Carsten ThomassenCarsten Thomassen

Affiliation: Technical University of Denmark

Area of expertise: Discrete mathematics, specifically graph theory.

Lecture title: Countable Weighted Graphs with No Unfriendly Partitions

July 19, 2019

Speaker: Mario SzegedyMario Szegedy

Affiliation: Alibaba Quantum Laboratory

Area of expertise: Combinatorics, complexity theory, quantum computing, combinatorial optimization, data streaming and black box complexity.

Lecture title: QAOA Versus Classical

March 29, 2019

Speaker: Bojan Mohar Bojan Mohar

Affiliation: Simon Fraser University

Area of expertise: Topological graph theory, graph minors, graph coloring, algebraic graph theory, graph algorithms.

Lecture title: Toward a Theory of Crossing-Critical Graphs

November 2, 2018

Sergey NorinSpeaker: Sergey Norin

Affiliation: McGill University

Area of expertise: Graph theory and combinatorics with a concentration on extremal and structural graph theory and graph limits.

Lecture title: Razborov's flag algebras: Ten years on

August 3, 2018

Federico ArdilaSpeaker: Federico Ardila

Affiliation: San Francisco State University

Area of expertise: Underlying combinatorial structure of objects in algebra, geometry, topology, and applications

Lecture title: The geometry of matroids

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