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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New collaboration with CMS announced at Dean's Reception

Dorette Pronk, Chair of CMS Competitions Committee and Kathryn Hare at the Dean's Reception

On December 9 at a special Dean’s reception hosted by Stephen Watt, Dorette Pronk, Chair of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Competitions Committee, announced that the 2018 Canadian Olympiad team will train at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares

Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

In the study, researchers examined Google searches and geocoded tweets with the help of artificial intelligence and a mathematical model. The resulting data enabled them to analyze public perceptions on the value of getting vaccinated and determine when a population was getting close to a tipping point.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Two mathematics faculty members named Canada Research Chairs

Jun Liu and Karen Yeats recognized for research excellence

Faculty members Jun Liu and Karen Yeats have been named Canada Research Chairs, as part of the Government of Canada’s - Canada Research Chairs Program. Jun is chairholder for his work in Hybrid Systems and Control, and Karen is chairholder for her work in Combinatorics of Quantum Field Theory.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

IOI 2017

IOI 2017 Team Canada

Troy Vasiga and I are proud to announce the accomplishments of the four contestants representing Canada at the International Olympiad in Informatics held in Tehran, Iran from July 28, 2017 to August 4, 2017.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Spring Convocation 2017

Congratulations to today's graduates and honorees!

From the University of Waterloo Daily Bulletin:

Today, graduating students in the Faculty of Mathematics will receive their degrees. Follow along with the Convocation livestream.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rudi Chen wins the Jessie W. H. Zou Memorial Award

The sixth annual Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research has been awarded to graduating student Rudi Chen.

Rudi was nominated by Professor Peter van Beek, with whom he worked as an NSERC undergraduate research assistant. He is completing Bachelor of Computer Science degree.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Researchers recieve Early Researcher Awards

Eighteen University of Waterloo researchers have received Early Researcher Awards worth $2.5 million. The announcement is part of larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge. Two of those researchers are members of the Faculty of Mathematics.

Each researcher will receive $140,000 over five years plus an additional $50,000 from the University.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Undergraduate scholarship honouring Professor William Tutte announced

Professor William Tutte

Join us in celebrating the life of professor William Tutte by creating an undergraduate scholarship in his honour. The scholarship will be awarded annually to the top student in combinatorics.  

By recognizing students for their academic achievement and passion for education, we will ensure that William Tutte’s greatest successes do not lie in the past. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

J. G. Kalbfleisch 1940-2017

Jim Kalbfleisch

Jim Kalbfleisch passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his home in Waterloo. Jim served as Chair of the Department of Statistics (now Statistics and Actuarial Science) from 1975-79. He was Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics from 1986 - 1989, leaving that position to serve as Associate Provost, Academic Affairs from 1990-1993 and then Vice-President Academic and Provost from 1993 – 2000.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fields Thesis Competition Success

Back row (from left to right): Erika Pederson-Lorenzen (Fields - organizer), Arvind Gupta (U of T, UBC - judge), Anup Dixit (U of T), Anton Mosunov (Waterloo), Tyrone Ghaswala (Waterloo), Thomas Bury (Waterloo), Alessandro Vignati (York), Ivan Telpukhovskiy (U of T), Helen Cheyne (York), Tom Salisbury (Fields, York - judge), Jean-Marie De Koninck (U Laval - judge).

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