Three graduating PhD students in the Faculty of Mathematics were awarded the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prizes. Hanmeng (Harmony) Zhan from Combinatorics and Optimization placed first, and Boyu Li and Ruizhang Jin from Pure Mathematics won second and third places respectively.
Out of 100 students competing at the Data Open Championship, 11 of them were from the University of Waterloo, making it the institution with the largest number of competitors to compete in the championship.
Professors Kate Larson, Matthew Kennedy, and N. Sri Namachchivaya have all been appointed as University Research Chair in recognition of their outstanding research contributions. Waterloo’s designation of University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement of faculty and their pre-eminence in a field of knowledge.