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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Big E and Special K contests 2016

The Big E and Special K contests were held on Saturday November 5th. These are mathematics contests for undergraduate University of Waterloo students.

The Special K contest is for 1st year students and the Big E contest is for upper year students. Both contests consist of 6 problems, and complete written solutions are required.

This year, 46 students participated in the contests.

The winners of the Big E contest were

Monday, November 14, 2016

Dual Degree Doctoral Program with UCAS

signing ceremony

Photo: Representatives from the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, and from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences in the Chinese Academy of Sciences celebrate signing their dual degree doctoral program (cotutelle) agreement in Beijing.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Waterloo teams dominate at ACM ECNA Regional Programming Contest

Waterloo's ACM competition teams dominated at the 2016 Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest East Central North America Regional Programming Contest, held October 29, 2016. The programming contest took place at the University of Windsor and was the qualifying contest for the ACM ICPC World Finals for teams from Ontario, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall Convocation 2016

From the UW Daily Bulletin:

At 2:00 p.m., 123 students from Environment and 514 students from Mathematics, including Computing and Financial Management, will receive their degrees.

Bearing the mace will be Jean Andrey, Dean of the Faculty of Environment.

Birgit Moscinski will sing the national anthem.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thomson Reuters Partnership

Thomson Reuters and the University of Waterloo are joining forces to fuel breakthroughs in data science and develop the next generation of global entrepreneurial leaders. The wide-ranging collaboration is valued at over CAD $20 million over the next five years.

The Faculty of Mathematics component features a Research Chair in Data Cleaning from Theory to Practice, initially held by CS Professor Ihab F. Ilyas.