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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sparse structures in graphs and matroids

Professors Peter Nelson (PI) and Luke Postle (co-PI) have been awarded an International Research Partnership Grant (IPRG) for their project Sparse structures in graphs and matroids.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Ronald C. Read (1924-2019)

Former C&O faculty member Ronald (Ron) Read died on January 7, 2019 at the age of 94.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Jane Gao joins the C&O department

The C&O department is pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Jane (Pu) Gao.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ahmad Abdi: University Finalist for the Alumni Gold Medal

Ahmad Abdi was a University Finalist for the Alumni Gold Medal awarded to a Ph.D. student at the Fall 2018 convocation ceremonies.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fall 2018 convocation

Five C&O graduate students received their degrees at the Fall 2018 convocation ceremony.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Constant-time quantum computers more powerful than classical counterparts

Graphic showing the circuit width depth

Written by Institute for Quantum Computing staff

Quantum computers can solve a linear algebra problem faster than classical computers, according to a new study published in Science. The finding proves that constant-depth quantum circuits are more powerful than their classical counterparts, and provides a new sense of how quantum technology will be a key to more powerful computing.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hausdorff workshop on combinatorial optimization

Professor Jochen Koenemann is a co-organizer of a followup workshop to the 2015 Trimester Program on Combinatorial Optimization.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

David Gosset joins the C&O department

On August 1, David Gosset joined the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization as an Associate Professor.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Operations Research Challenge (TORCH)

On March 17, 2018,  over 40 high school students from the Waterloo Region tested their math skills and learned more about the field of operations research at the The Operations Research Challenge (TORCH). 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

C&O faculty member honoured with Italian Knighthood

Michele Mosca with Giuseppe Pastorelli

On June 28, 2018, the Government of Italy announced the appointment of Michele Mosca as a Knight of the Order of Merit for his significant contributions in quantum computing and cybersecurity, including research, training, outreach and commercialization efforts.

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