News archive - 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mathematical modelling and disease control

Applied Math Professor Chris Bauch and co-author Alison Galvani of the Yale School of Public Health recently published "Social factors in epidemiology" in Science.

They found that disease control efforts can be improved using mathematical modelling to understand the interplay between social and biological contagions.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Small c math contest 2013

On Saturday, September 28, approximately 230 students spent part of a beautiful autumn day indoors writing the 13th annual 2013 Small c Contest (PDF).

The following students were the top-ranked students:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rota’s Conjecture solved

Professor Jim Geelen of the University of Waterloo and his colleagues, Professor Bert Gerards of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, and Professor Geoff Whittle of Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand have proved the famous Rota’s Conjecture.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CEMC Teacher Conferences

CEMC 50th anniversary logo.

Welcome math and computing teachers!

The Waterloo Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) will host 150 elementary and secondary school teachers from across the province and around the world at two conferences this month.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) 2013

IOI Team Canada 2013

Troy Vasiga and J.P. Pretti have wrapped up their time with "Team Canada" at the 25th International Olympiad in Informatics in Brisbane, Australia.

Approximately 80 countries and 300 students participated. Contestants competed by writing computer programs to solve challenging algorithmic tasks on two five-hour days of competition.

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