Dean's Message - November 2012

Best of luck to the Waterloo ACM team at the International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) regional qualifier, taking place on November 3. Thanks to new sponsorship from Palantir, we will be able to send additional teams to the ACM ICPC world finals in future. Sending two teams in addition to the competing team will help prepare the following year’s competitors for success.

I would like to congratulate the students who competed in the Small c Mathematics Competition earlier this fall. Thanks to J.P. Pretti and colleagues for running this event.

The Cheriton School of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series hosts two speakers this month: Hector Levesque from the University of Toronto and Jennifer Chayes from Microsoft.

Richard Cook will present the second annual Fall Faculty Colloquium on November 21, “Dependent observation schemes in life history studies: Problems and solutions.” Everyone is welcome.

Faculty and graduate students are invited to learn more about our partnership with the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo. Anyone considering a visit is invited to contact Tamer Özsu to set up a meeting with Henri Angelino of NII.

Orchestra Waterloo's November 29 performance, “The Russians are Coming” features Concerto Competition winner (and Mathematics student) Nat Leung on piano.

Cyntha Struthers begins a new role as Faculty of Mathematics Teaching Fellow this month. Along with Fellows from the other faculties, Cyntha will work collaboratively with the Centre for Teaching Excellence and our own faculty members to help with teaching and learning mathematics and computer science.

Welcome to new staff members Angie Muir (Computer Science graduate studies services assistant) and Mark Womack (senior development officer).

Ian Goulden

Ian Goulden, Dean
Faculty of Mathematics
University of Waterloo