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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Luke Postle receives the Coxeter-James Prize

Luke Postle

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has named Luke Postle as the recipient of the 2021 Coxeter-James Prize for his work in graph theory.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The optimal career path

Jodie Wallis

Jodie Wallis (BMath ’93) was a natural fit for Operations Research at the Faculty of Mathematics. “I liked how Operations Research brought together different disciplines and applied directly to business problems,” she affirmed. “That process of taking a problem, considering multiple layers of solutions, and ending up with something that’s elegant and workable in the real world was appealing to me.”

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

David Gosset's paper published in Nature Physics

Nature Physics

C&O professor David Gosset has published a paper "Classical algorithms for quantum mean values" in Nature Physics.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Collaborating to advance quantum technologies in Canada and the UK

A quantum key distribution setup

Earlier this year, Canada and the United Kingdom (UK) joined together to put a call out for proposals of collaborations between leading-edge scientists and potential innovative users from industry and government sectors to accelerate the development of quantum technologies.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Unsolved puzzles

Rose McCarty

“When I was a kid, I always begged my parents to buy me those little Mind Benders puzzles,” remembered Rose McCarty. “My favorite puzzles were the ones that were so difficult that I wasn’t sure whether or not I could actually solve them. At Waterloo Math, I’m the one coming up with different puzzles to solve. I have an opportunity to tackle big, imprecise, unwieldly problems that determine what my field will look like in 20 years.”

Friday, October 30, 2020

A secret hero's cyber legacy

Bill Tutte

Craig Daniels, in an article for Communitech News, traces the rise of the cybersecurity industry in Waterloo, from Bill Tutte's work at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, to the formation of Certicom Corp. by Professors Gord Agnew, Ron Mullin and Scott Vanstone, to the present time.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Finding a very-close-to-optimal tour through 2,079,471 stars

TSP solution

Bill Cook (C&O) and Keld Helsgaun (Roskilde University, Denmark) have found a Hamiltonian tour through the three-dimensional positions of over two million stars, as obtained from the European Space Agency's Gaia Data Release 1.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Recognizing outstanding research by a Master’s student

Ishan Bansal reading a book

Ishan Bansal was named a University Finalist for the Alumni Gold Medal for a Master’s student. He worked under the supervision of Professors Chaitanya Swamy and Jochen Koenemann.

After completing his BSc at Chennai Mathematical Institute, Bansal received two scholarships, the William Tutte Postgraduate Scholarship and the David Johnston International Student Entrance Scholarship.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Fall 2020 convocation

Fall 2020 convocation

Six Ph.D. and six M.Math. C&O students will receive their degrees at the Fall 2020 convocation on October 24. This is the second time that the convocation ceremonies will be held on-line.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The road to success

Mike Egan on a motorcycle

Like most entrepreneurs, Michael Egan (BMath ’74) has experienced his fair share of twists and turns on the road to success.

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