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Monday, December 1, 2014

iGEM team wins gold medal at International Giant Jamboree

2014 iGEM Mathematical Modelling team.

The Waterloo International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team, composed of students from the Faculties of Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Applied Health Sciences, won a gold medal for designing StaphylocideStaphylocide is a synthetic bacterium that is designed to turn off the antibiotic-resistance gene in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), making it responsive to treatment again.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Big E and Special K contests 2014

The Big E and Special K contests (PDF) were held on Saturday, November 1. These are mathematics contests for undergraduate University of Waterloo students.

The Special K contest is for first-year students and the Big E contest is for upper-year students.

Both contests consist of six problems, and complete written solutions are required. This year, 40 students participated, and in both contests there was a tie for first place.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

U.S. News & World Report Subject Rankings

The inaugural U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Ranking shows University of Waterloo's computer science at #1 in Canada and 18th globally.

In mathematics, University of Waterloo ranks fourth in Canada and 86th globally.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on schools' academic research and reputation. See the methodology.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Convocation 2014

From the University of Waterloo Daily Bulletin

This afternoon will see 509 students from the Faculty of Mathematics receive their degrees at the 2:30 pm ceremony, along with graduates of the Faculty of Environment.

Friday, October 17, 2014

COPSS Award for alumnus Martin Wainwright

Congratulations to University of Waterloo BMath alumnus Martin Wainwright, winner of the 2014 Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Award.

The award is presented annually to a young member of the statistical community in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession.

Past Waterloo alumni to receive this honour include Ross Prentice (University of Washington), Nancy Reid (University of Toronto) and Rob Tibshirani (Stanford).

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