College Royal Escape Room

Math & Stats Club wins College Royal award!

The Math & Stats club set up an Escape Room this past weekend at College Royal. The event was extremely popular with our campus guests and the sign-in sheet was filled almost immediately! The club won First Prize among all CEPS club displays! Congratulations!!

Faculty Position Available: Assistant Professor in Computational Statistics, Tenure Track

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track (12 months per year) research-intensive faculty position in Computational Statistics at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be in support of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) project Food from Thought, Agricultural Systems for a Healthy Planet.

Allan Willms

Professor Allan Willms published in Royal Society Open Science

We are pleased to announced that Department of Mathematics and Statistics Associate Professor Allan Willms, University Professor Emeritus William Langford and collaborator Petko Kitanov have had their paper "Huygens’ clocks revisited" accepted for publication in the prestigious Royal Society Open Science.

Monica Cojocaru

Professor Monica Cojocaru awarded NSERC Discovery Grant and Discovery Accelerator Supplement

We are pleased to announced that Department of Mathematics and Statistics professor Monica Cojocaru has been awarded a $120,000 NSERC Discovery Grant and $120,000 Discovery Accelerator Supplement to focus on the development of the notion of generalized Nash games (GNE), tackling questions of existence of solutions for such games, computational methods for finding these solutions, and the role this modelling concept can play in applied problems of populations.

Graduate student Harry Gaebler awarded major scholarship

We are pleased to announce that Harry Gaebler, current Master's student and incoming Doctoral student in Applied Mathematics, has been awarded the doctoral Highdale Farms - Arthur and Rosmarie Spoerri Scholarship in Natural Sciences.

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.