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Fourth Year Travel Grants available

Apply by submitting a letter with a brief description of the conference and a detailed budget to the Mathematics and Statistics Undergraduate Awards Committee at least one month prior to the conference. Preference will be given to students presenting a paper or poster or returning to pursue graduate studies in the department. A student may be considered for this grant once only.

Quantum entanglement meets machine learning

Entanglement is one of the key features of quantum mechanics, which allows two or more parties to be correlated in a way that is much stronger than they can be in any classical way. Entanglement also plays an important role in many quantum information processing tasks such as teleportation, quantum key distribution, and quantum computing. However, to determine whether a quantum system is entangled or not is challenging, which is in general an NP-hard problem. 

Dr. Gerarda Darlington honoured as Woman of Distinction

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is thrilled to announce that Dr. Gerarda Darlington has been honoured as one of Guelph's Women of Distinction for her role as a mentor to women in STEM fields.

Women of Distinction is a celebration of women who are role models, pioneers and outstanding achievers – they improve the quality of life in our community.

For more information, visit the YMCA - YWCA of Guelph website.

13th Annual Guelph Biomathematics and Biostatistics Symposium to be held May 17, 2017

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is pleased to be hosting the 13th Annual Guelph Biomathematics and Biostatistics Symposium on May 17, 2017.

The theme of the 2017 symposium is Microbial Communities.

Program and registration details are available on the Fields Institute website.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


History

The Guelph Biomathematics and Biostatistics Symposium was founded in 2004.

Professor Hermann Eberl Engage Grant by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

We are pleased to announced that Department of Mathematics and Statistics professor Hermann Eberl, together with Dutchman's Gold Inc of Carlisle,  was awarded an Engage Grant by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for the development of a mathematical model to describe the physical conditions in Langstroth Beehives, such as temperature, humidity, and flow currents. The model will be used to analyze beehive winter configurations in extensive computer simulations.

Professor Hermann Eberl to spearhead a Thematic Semester in Mathematical Biology at the Fields Institute.

Professor Hermann Eberl, together with professors Mark Lewis (Univ. Alberta) and Frithjof Lutscher (Univ. Ottawa) will be spearheading a Thematic Semester on Emerging Challenges in Mathematical Biology at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, from January to June 2018.   The Fields Thematic Semester is international in scope, and will bring dozens of Long Term Visitors and Postdoctoral Fellows to Southern Ontario to engage in collaborative research on current topics in Biomathematics.

Monica Cojocaru receives NSERC ENGAGE grant

We are pleased to announce that Department of Mathematics and Statistics professor Monica Cojocaru has been awarded an NSERC ENGAGE grant. The research funded by this grant proposes to analyze changes in prevention policies against viral infections (enteric, influenza, etc.) that can be implemented in a child care setting, beyond the currently mandated ones, in accordance with current Public Health of Canada guidelines.

Matt Demers and Kim Herder with their classes

Matt Demers and Kim Herder receive UGFA Distinguished Professor Award for Innovation in Teaching

We are thrilled to announce that Department of Mathematics and Statistics professors Matt Demers and Kim Herder have been announced as the winners of the 2016 UGFA Distinguished Professor Award for Innovation in Teaching. The recipients of these awards are selected from nominations made by students and colleagues in recognition of their impressive contributions to University teaching.