Sunday, July 14, 2019

Crypto 2019 Best Young Researcher Award

IACR logo

C&O graduate students Samuel Jaques and John Schanck have won the Best Young Researcher Paper Award at Crypto 2019, the 39th Annual International Cryptology Symposium. Their paper, Quantum cryptanalysis in the RAM model: Claw-finding attacks on SIKE, will be presented on August 20 in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Chaitanya Swamy appointed Chair of C&O

Chaitanya Swamy

Professor Chaitanya Swamy has been appointed to a ten-month term as chair of the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization. His term begins on September 1, 2019.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

David Gosset appointed CIFAR Fellow

David Gosset

C&O Professor David Gosset has been appointed a Fellow of the CIFAR program in Quantum Information Science. The fellowship is for a five-year term, beginning on July 1, 2019.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

SAC 2019 (August 12-16, 2019)

SAC 2019

The Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC) conference will be held at the University of Waterloo from August 14-16, 2019. The conference co-chairs are Kenneth Paterson (University of London/ETH Zurich) and C&O professor Douglas Stebila

Friday, June 14, 2019

Samuel Jaques awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal

Samuel Jaques

Samuel Jaques will be awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal (Master) at the June 14th convocation ceremony for his outstanding academic performance.

Under the supervision of Alfred Menezes and Michele Mosca, Jaques achieved an average of 97 per cent during his Master's program while he held an NSERC Graduate Scholarship. He was also awarded the President's Graduate Scholarship and the Rai Mathematics Graduate Scholarship.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hanmeng Zhan wins the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prize competition

Harmony Zhan

This new prize will be awarded annually to recognize the achievement of graduating doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Spring 2019 convocation

Spring 2019 convocation

Congratulations to the 12 M.Math. and 3 Ph.D. C&O students who will be awarded their graduate degrees at the Spring 2019 convocation ceremonies!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Walaa Moursi joins the C&O department

Walaa Moursi

Photo credit: University of British Columbia, Okanagan

The C&O department is very pleased to welcome Professor Walaa Moursi, its newest faculty member.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Quantum and Vassiliev knot invariants

Quantum and Vassiliev knot invariants

The book "An Introduction to Quantum and Vassiliev Knot Variants", written by C&O Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Jackson and Professor Iain Moffatt (University of London), has been published by Springer.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Waterloo Coloring Conference 2019

Professors Michelle Delcourt, Zdenek Dvorak and Luke Postle are organizing a conference on graph colorings (September 23-27, 2019).

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