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News archive - 2020

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.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Creating opportunities in cryptography

Alfred Menezes

“I was never the type to plan out my career,” says Alfred Menezes, a professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization (C&O) at the University of Waterloo. “It’s always been about being in the right place at the right time and taking advantage of every opportunity.” In 1998 Menezes resigned a tenured position at Auburn University to join the Faculty of Mathematics at Waterloo, where he had previously earned three degrees, including his PhD.

Friday, September 11, 2020

The profound impact of a researcher

Michele Mosca, Scott Vanstone and Alfred Menezes

Remembering Scott Vanstone and tracing his connections, influence and career

In 1972, Scott Vanstone (BMath '70, MMath '71, PhD '74) walked into Ron Mullin’s (MA '60, PhD '64) office and told him he wanted to be his student. Originally, Scott started studying chemistry at the University of Waterloo, but switched to math.

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