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News archive - October 2020

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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