Congratulations to Grant Custard, a 2010 summer student in AdvOL, has been awarded the CAE Scholarship in Computing and Software Engineering.

Oleksandr Romanko has been awarded a MITACS Elevate Post-Doctoral Fellowship to be held at McMaster University and Algorithmics Inc. He is among six researchers at McMaster who received funding through the Government of Canada's new Elevate program with MITACS Inc. Oleksandr works along with Antoine Deza at McMaster and Quantitative Research Group at Algorithmics Inc. on projects related to optimization in finance and risk management. Oleksandr Romanko was profiled in The Hamilton Spectator article on July 31, 2010. The postdoctoral program is highlighted at McMaster daily news, Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Computing and Software.


Yang Li got an Honorable Mention for the Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS) Best Student Paper Competition for the paper "A New Class of Large Neighborhood Path-Following Interior Point Algorithms for Semidefinite Optimization with $O(\sqrt{n} \log{\frac{{\rm Tr}(X^0S^0)}{\epsilon}})$ Iteration Complexity".

Andrew Baker, an AdvOL PhD candidate, has been awarded an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS).

Congratulations to AdvOL student member Kevin Browne, who has been awarded an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS).

We are pleased to announce that Feng Xie has been awarded a summer internship at Microsoft.