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Monday, September 30, 2019

C&O alumnus’ Biotech company wins at Velocity pitch competition

Isaac Ellmen

Isaac Ellmen (BMath ’19) and his co-founder Danielle Rose (BSc ‘19, University of Guelph) were one of the recipients of the grand prize of direct equity investments worth $50,000 in the Velocity Fund Competition in Toronto on September 19, 2019. SquidBio was started in November of 2018 and later joined Velocity Science.

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.

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.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Ahmad Abdi awarded a 2018 Huawei Prize

Ahmad Abdi is a recipient of the 2018 Huawei Prize for his paper "Packing odd T-joins with at most two terminals".

Monday, April 9, 2018

Optimization techniques guide surgeons at SickKids

A section of an infant’s skull cut, cut and reshaped into a natural curve

Waterloo graduate student David Qian, under the guidance of the Faculty of Mathematics’ Ricardo Fukasawa and Jochen Koenemann, introduced optimization techniques based on integer and dynamic programming to surgeons at SickKids hospital. By applying mathematical optimization algorithms, Qian and team advised doctors on the best surgical cut points to minimize the volume-difference between the surgically modified skull, and an ideal skull.

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