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  • The Department of Combinatorics & Optimization presents “ C&O@40” from June 18 to 23, 2007.
  • Vint Cerf Lecture
  • WATSUM - Waterloo Symposium in Undergraduate Mathematics, June 8-9, 2007
  • The Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science presents a 40th Anniversary Conference - Statistical Science: Present Position and Future Prospects from May 30 - June 1, 2007
  • Math Faculty Teaching Award (PDF)
  • Workshop on Global Optimization: Methods and Applications
    Fields Institute – May 11 & 12, 2007
  • UWMath in Manhattan
  • IOI 2010 to be held at UW
  • Beijing and ShanghaiFinance Conferences
  • MOU with Tsinghua UniversityThe University of Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and Tsinghua University’s Department of Computer Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Academic Cooperation.

    The collaborative activities being explored include:
    • - a program under which Tsinghua students will study at their home university for years one through three, then spend years four and five – and possibly more if they continue to a PhD program – at UW
    • - an undergraduate student exchange
    • - joint preparation for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest
    • - computer science curriculum collaboration
    • - Tsinghua co-sponsoring Stage 1 of UW’s Canadian Computing Competition in China
    • - faculty and graduate student academic exchanges

    This agreement allows us to reach out to the best students and researchers in China, and gives the Waterloo students a chance to explore a new world,” says Thomas Coleman, Dean of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

    According to UW’s Prof. Ming Li, “Tsinghua is the number one university in China, attracting absolutely the very best students from 1/4 of world's population. Each year, 70% of Number 1 students and 70% of those who place in the top 10 from each province on the national university entrance exam choose Tsinghua for their undergraduate studies. Tsinghua’s computer science department has over 100 professors, including a Turing award winner, publishing over 700 papers each year, attracting over $10 million (Canadian) in research funding each year.

    We are particularly excited by the fact that the agreement includes these students staying on as graduate students here at Waterloo,” comments George Labahn, Acting Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “This continues our direction of expanding our graduate program in CS at Waterloo with the best students that the world has to offer.
  • University of Waterloo and Tongji University celebrate the grand opening of the Tongji-Waterloo Financial Solutions Lab in Shanghai - Sept 8, 2006. Full story
  • MOU with CUFE in China   Dean of Mathematics Thomas F. Coleman signs a Memorandum of Understanding between the UW Math Faculty and the Central University of Finance and Economics, China. The two parties will cooperate in the areas of faculty and student exchanges as well as joint research. (full story)
  • UW team 12th in ACM contest
    ( Full Story )
  • "Waterloo Putnam Team". The Faculty of Mathematics is proud to announce that the Waterloo Putnam Team had another remarkable showing in the 66th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition placing fifth among teams from 550 North American college and universities. This continues Waterloo's outstanding record of placing in the top ten consistently since 1985 with the exception of two years.
    The top four schools were Harvard, Princeton, Duke and MIT. 3545 students wrote the mathematics contest in early December 2005.

    The Waterloo team members were Oleana Bormashenko (4th year Applied Math/Pure Math), Ralph Furmaniak (4th year CS student), and Xiannan Li (4th year Applied Math/Pure Math). The team was coached by Prof. Stephen New.

    Personal best results were: Ralph Furmaniak was among the top 25 students; Oleana Bormashenko and Elyot Grant received Honorable Mention for being in the top 75. (full story)
  • "Transformational" gift from alumnus David Cheriton supports School of Computer Science
    (full story)
    Record story Sept. 12/06
  • Bill Gates visits UW - and only UW - among Canadian universities
    (full story)
  • Grand Opening - 'Waterloo ICR Manhattan' - November 22, 2005 and NYSE Bell Ringing
    (full story)
  • Outstanding Math alumni honoured with 2005 Faculty of Mathematics Alumni Achievement Medals
    (full story)
  • "Recruiting the best" - Thomas Coleman, Waterloo grad and Cornell applied math and computer science professor, to become new Dean for the Faculty of Mathematics on July 1, 2005.
    (full story)

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