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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, 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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

RBC to open a cybersecurity lab and fund new research at the University of Waterloo

Cryptography icon

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is opening a cybersecurity lab and investing $1.78 million into research at the University of Waterloo to develop advanced cybersecurity and privacy tools.

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