Offered by:Mathematics and Statistics
Degree:Bachelor of Science
Program Requirement:
The program provides a rigorous training in the area of Computer Science and Statistics at the honours level. Exploration of the interactions between the two fields.
Students may complete this program with a minimum of 76 credits or a maximum of 79 credits depending on whether or not they are exempt from taking COMP 202.
Program Prerequisites
Students entering the Joint Honours in Statistics and Computer Science are normally expected to have completed the courses below or their equivalents. Otherwise, they will be required to make up any deficiencies in these courses over and above the 7679 credits of courses in the program.

MATH 133
Linear Algebra and Geometry
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases. Linear transformations. Eigenvalues and diagonalization.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: a course in functions
 Restriction A: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.
 Restriction B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
 Restriction C: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 134.
 Terms
 Instructors
 Jeremy Macdonald
 Charles Roth

MATH 140
Calculus 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: High School Calculus
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
 Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
 Terms
 Instructors
 Sidney Trudeau, Marcin Sabok

MATH 141
Calculus 2
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent
 Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
 Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
Required Courses (43 credits)
* Students who have sufficient knowledge in a programming language are not required to take COMP 202.
** Students take either MATH 251 or MATH 247, but not both.

COMP 202
Foundations of Programming
3 Credits*
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Introduction to computer programming in a high level language: variables, expressions, primitive types, methods, conditionals, loops. Introduction to algorithms, data structures (arrays, strings), modular software design, libraries, file input/output, debugging, exception handling. Selected topics.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: a CEGEP level mathematics course
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 204, COMP 208, or GEOG 333; not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 206 or COMP 250.
 COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 204 is intended for students in life sciences, and COMP 208 is intended for students in physical sciences and engineering.
 Terms
 Instructors
 Faten M'hiri
 Faten M'hiri

COMP 206
Intro to Software Systems
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Comprehensive overview of programming in C, use of system calls and libraries, debugging and testing of code; use of developmental tools like make, version control systems.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Jacob T Errington
 Joseph P Vybihal

COMP 250
Intro to Computer Science
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Mathematical tools (binary numbers, induction, recurrence relations, asymptotic complexity, establishing correctness of programs), Data structures (arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary trees, binary search trees, heaps, hash tables), Recursive and nonrecursive algorithms (searching and sorting, tree and graph traversal). Abstract data types, inheritance. Selected topics.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisites: Familiarity with a high level programming language and CEGEP level Math.
 Students with limited programming experience should take COMP 202 or equivalent before COMP 250. See COMP 202 Course Description for a list of topics.
 Terms
 Instructors
 Giulia Alberini
 Giulia Alberini

COMP 252
Honours Algorithms&Data Struct
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): The design and analysis of data structures and algorithms. The description of various computational problems and the algorithms that can be used to solve them, along with their associated data structures. Proving the correctness of algorithms and determining their computational complexity.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: COMP 250 and either MATH 235 or MATH 240
 Restrictions: (1) Open only to students in Honours programs. (2) Students cannot receive credit for both COMP 251 and COMP 252.
 COMP 252 uses basic combinatorial counting methods that are covered in MATH 240 but not in MATH 235. Students who are unfamiliar with these methods should speak with the instructor for guidance.

COMP 273
Intro to Computer Systems
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Number representations, combinational and sequential digital circuits, MIPS instructions and architecture datapath and control, caches, virtual memory, interrupts and exceptions, pipelining.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Mona E Elsaadawy
 Paul Kry

COMP 302
Programming Lang & Paradigms
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Programming language design issues and programming paradigms. Binding and scoping, parameter passing, lambda abstraction, data abstraction, type checking. Functional and logic programming.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Brigitte Pientka
 Jacob T Errington

COMP 330
Theory of Computation
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Finite automata, regular languages, contextfree languages, pushdown automata, models of computation, computability theory, undecidability, reduction techniques.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Jérôme Waldispuhl
 Claude Crépeau

COMP 362
Honours Algorithm Design
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Basic algorithmic techniques, their applications and limitations. Problem complexity, how to deal with problems for which no efficient solutions are known.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: COMP 252
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 360.
 Note: COMP 362 can be used instead of COMP 360 to satisfy prerequisites.
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

MATH 247
Honours Applied Linear Algebra
3 Credits**
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Matrix algebra, determinants, systems of linear equations. Abstract vector spaces, inner product spaces, Fourier series. Linear transformations and their matrix representations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalizable and defective matrices, positive definite and semidefinite matrices. Quadratic and Hermitian forms, generalized eigenvalue problems, simultaneous reduction of quadratic forms. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Winter
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent.
 Restriction: Intended for Honours Physics and Engineering students
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 223 or MATH 251

MATH 248
Honours Vector Calculus
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Partial derivatives and differentiation of functions in several variables; Jacobians;
maxima and minima; implicit functions. Scalar and vector fields; orthogonal curvilinear coordinates. Multiple integrals; arc length, volume and surface area. Line and surface integrals; irrotational and solenoidal fields; Green's theorem; the divergence theorem. Stokes' theorem; and applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall and Winter and Summer
 Prerequisites: MATH 133 and MATH 222 or consent of Department.
 Restriction: Intended for Honours Physics, Computer Science, Physiology and Engineering students.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 314 or MATH 358.
 Terms
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

MATH 251
Honours Algebra 2
3 Credits**
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Linear equations over a field. Introduction to vector spaces. Linear maps and their matrix representation. Determinants. Canonical forms. Duality. Bilinear and
quadratic forms. Real and complex inner product spaces. Diagonalization of selfadjoint operators.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Winter
 Prerequisites: MATH 235 or permission of the Department
 Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 247

MATH 255
Honours Analysis 2
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Basic pointset topology, metric spaces: open and closed sets, normed and Banach spaces, HÃ¶lder and Minkowski inequalities, sequential compactness, HeineBorel, Banach Fixed Point theorem. Riemann(Stieltjes) integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Taylor's theorem. Uniform convergence. Infinite series, convergence tests, power series. Elementary functions.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 356
Honours Probability
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sample space, probability axioms, combinatorial probability. Conditional probability, Bayes' Theorem. Distribution theory with special reference to the Binomial, Poisson, and Normal distributions. Expectations, moments, moment generating functions, univariate transformations. Random vectors, independence, correlation, multivariate transformations. Conditional distributions, conditional expectation.Modes of stochastic convergence, laws of large numbers, Central Limit Theorem.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 Prerequisite(s): MATH 243 or MATH 255, and MATH 222 or permission of the Department.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 323

MATH 357
Honours Statistics
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Data analysis. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Power of tests. Likelihood ratio criterion. The chisquared goodness of fit test. Introduction to regression analysis and analysis of variance.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Winter
 Prerequisite: MATH 356 or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 324
 Terms
 Instructors
 Abbas Khalili Mahmoudabadi

MATH 533
Regression and ANOVA
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Multivariate normal and chisquared distributions; quadratic forms. Multiple linear
regression estimators and their properties. General linear hypothesis tests. Prediction and confidence intervals. Asymptotic properties of least squares estimators. Weighted least squares. Variable selection and regularization. Selected advanced topics in regression. Applications to experimental and observational
data.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
Complementary Courses (36 credits)
3 credits selected from:

MATH 242
Analysis 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): A rigorous presentation of sequences and of real numbers and basic properties of continuous and differentiable functions on the real line.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 Prerequisite: MATH 141
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or who have taken MATH 254.

MATH 254
Honours Analysis 1
3 Credits*
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Properties of R. Cauchy and monotone sequences, Bolzano Weierstrass theorem. Limits, limsup, liminf of functions. Pointwise, uniform continuity: Intermediate Value theorem. Inverse and monotone functions. Differentiation: Mean Value theorem, L'Hospital's rule, Taylor's Theorem.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite(s): MATH 141
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or who have taken MATH 242.
3 credits selected from:

MATH 235
Algebra 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sets, functions and relations. Methods of proof. Complex numbers. Divisibility theory for integers and modular arithmetic. Divisibility theory for polynomials. Rings, ideals and quotient rings. Fields and construction of fields from polynomial rings. Groups, subgroups and cosets; group actions on sets.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 3 hours lecture; 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
 Terms
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

MATH 245
Honours Algebra 1
3 Credits*
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Honours level: Sets, functions, and relations. Methods of proof. Complex numbers. Divisibility theory for integers and modular arithmetic. Divisibility theory for polynomials. Indepth study of rings, ideals, and quotient rings; fields and construction of fields from polynomial rings; groups, subgroups, and cosets, homomorphisms, and quotient groups.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
* It is strongly recommended that students take both MATH 245 and MATH 254.
3 credits selected from:

MATH 387
Honours Numerical Analysis
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Error analysis. Numerical solutions of equations by iteration. Interpolation. Numerical differentiation and integration. Introduction to numerical solutions of differential equations.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Taught in alternate years
 Winter (even years)
 Prerequisites: MATH 325 or MATH 315, COMP 202 or permission of instructor.
 Corequisites: MATH 255 or MATH 243.
 Restriction: Intended primarily for Honours students.
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

MATH 397
Hons Matrix Numerical Analysis
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): The course consists of the lectures of MATH 327 plus additional work involving theoretical assignments and/or a project. The final examination for this course may be different from that of MATH 327.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year
812 credits selected from:

MATH 523
Generalized Linear Models
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Exponential families, link functions. Inference and parameter estimation for generalized linear models; model selection using analysis of deviance. Residuals. Contingency table analysis, logistic regression, multinomial regression, Poisson regression, loglinear models. Multinomial models. Overdispersion and Quasilikelihood.
Applications to experimental and observational data.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 524
Nonparametric Statistics
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Distribution free procedures for 2sample problem: Wilcoxon rank sum, SiegelTukey, Smirnov tests. Shift model: power and estimation. Single sample procedures: Sign, Wilcoxon signed rank tests. Nonparametric ANOVA: KruskalWallis, Friedman tests. Association: Spearman's rank correlation, Kendall's tau. Goodness of fit: Pearson's chisquare, likelihood ratio, KolmogorovSmirnov tests. Statistical software packages used.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 Prerequisite: MATH 324 or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 424

MATH 525
Sampling Theory & Applications
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Simple random sampling, domains, ratio and regression estimators, superpopulation models, stratified sampling, optimal stratification, cluster sampling, sampling with unequal probabilities, multistage sampling, complex surveys, nonresponse.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 324 or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 425

MATH 527D1
Stat. Data Science Practicum
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): The holistic skills required for doing statistical data science in practice. Data science life cycle from a statisticscentric perspective and from the perspective of a statistician working in the larger data science environment. Groupbased projects with industry, government, or university partners. Statistical collaboration and consulting conducted in coordination with the Data Science Solutions Hub (DaS^2H) of the Computational and Data Systems Initiative (CDSI).
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 Instructors
 Jose Andres Correa, Eric Kolaczyk

MATH 527D2
Stat. Data Science Practicum
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): See MATH 527D1 for course description.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 Instructors
 Jose Andres Correa, Eric Kolaczyk

MATH 556
Mathematical Statistics 1
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Distribution theory, stochastic models and multivariate transformations. Families of distributions including locationscale families, exponential families, convolution families, exponential dispersion models and hierarchical models. Concentration inequalities. Characteristic functions. Convergence in probability, almost surely, in Lp and in distribution. Laws of large numbers and Central Limit Theorem. Stochastic simulation.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 Prerequisite: MATH 357 or equivalent
 Terms
 Instructors
 Abbas Khalili Mahmoudabadi

MATH 557
Mathematical Statistics 2
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sampling theory (including largesample theory). Likelihood functions and information matrices. Hypothesis testing, estimation theory. Regression and correlation theory.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 558
Design of Experiments
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Introduction to concepts in statistically designed experiments. Randomization and replication. Completely randomized designs. Simple linear model and analysis of
variance. Introduction to blocking. Orthogonal block designs. Models and analysis for block designs. Factorial designs and their analysis. Rowcolumn designs. Latin squares. Model and analysis for fixed row and column effects. Splitplot designs, model and analysis. Relations and operations on factors. Orthogonal factors. Orthogonal decomposition. Orthogonal plot structures. Hasse diagrams. Applications to real data and ethical issues.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 559
Bayesian Theory and Methods
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Subjective probability, Bayesian statistical inference and decision making, de Finetti’s representation. Bayesian parametric methods, optimal decisions, conjugate
models, methods of prior specification and elicitation, approximation methods. Hierarchical models. Computational approaches to inference, Markov chain
Monte Carlo methods, Metropolis—Hastings. Nonparametric Bayesian inference.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year
04 credits selected from:
** MATH 578 and COMP 540 cannot both be taken for program credit.

MATH 350
Honours Discrete Mathematics
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Discrete mathematics. Graph Theory: matching theory, connectivity, planarity, and colouring; graph minors and extremal graph theory. Combinatorics: combinatorial methods, enumerative and algebraic combinatorics, discrete probability.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 235 or MATH 240 and MATH 251 or MATH 223.
 Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 340. Intended for students in mathematics or computer science honours programs.
 Intended for students in mathematics or computer science honours programs.

MATH 352
Problem Seminar
1 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Seminar in Mathematical Problem Solving. The problems considered will be of the type that occur in the Putnam competition and in other similar mathematical competitions.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: Enrolment in a math related program or permission of the instructor. Requires departmental approval.
 Prerequisite: Enrolment in a math related program or permission of the instructor.

MATH 454
Honours Analysis 3
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of pointset topology: topological space, dense sets, completeness, compactness, connectedness and pathconnectedness, separability. ArzelaAscoli, StoneWeierstrass, Baire category theorems. Measure theory: sigma algebras, Lebesgue measure and integration, L^1 functions. Fatou's lemma, monotone and dominated convergence theorem. Egorov, Lusin's theorems. FubiniTonelli theorem.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 255 or equivalent.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 354.

MATH 462
Hon. Math for Machine Learning
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Foundations of optimization and convex analysis, stochastic gradient descent. Divergences, loss functions, empirical loss minimization and parameter estimation. Reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces. Multiple linear regression in the context of machine learning. Classification with support vector machines. Dimensionality reduction, JohnsonLindenstrauss Lemma. Concentration of measure and learning bounds.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

MATH 545
Intro to Time Series Analysis
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Stationary processes; estimation and forecasting of ARMA models; nonstationary and seasonal models; statespace models; financial time series models; multivariate time series models; introduction to spectral analysis; long memory models.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 563
Honours Convex Optimization
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Honours level introduction to convex analysis and convex optimization: Convex sets and functions, subdifferential calculus, conjugate functions, Fenchel duality, proximal
calculus. Subgradient methods, proximalbased methods. Conditional gradient method, ADMM. Applications including data classification, networkflow problems,
image processing, convex feasibility problems, DC optimization, sparse optimization, and compressed sensing.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 578
Numerical Analysis 1
4 Credits**
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Development, analysis and effective use of numerical methods to solve problems arising in applications. Topics include direct and iterative methods for the solution of linear equations (including preconditioning), eigenvalue problems, interpolation, approximation, quadrature, solution of nonlinear systems.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 587
Advanced Probability Theory 1
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Probability spaces. Random variables and their expectations. Convergence of random variables in Lp. Independence and conditional expectation. Introduction to Martingales. Limit theorems including Kolmogorov's Strong Law of Large Numbers.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 Instructors
 Louigi Dana AddarioBerry

MATH 594
Topics in Mathematics&Stats
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): This course covers a topic in mathematics and/or statistics.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: At least 30 credits in required or complementary courses from the Honours Mathematics, Honours Applied Mathematics, or Honours Probability and Statistics programs. Additional prerequisites may be imposed by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics depending on the nature of the topic.
 Restrictions: Requires permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
615 credits selected from:
At least 6 credits selected from:

COMP 424
Artificial Intelligence
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Introduction to search methods. Knowledge representation using logic and probability. Planning and decision making under uncertainty. Introduction to machine learning.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 David P Meger, Golnoosh Farnadi

COMP 462
Computational Biology Methods
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Application of computer science techniques to problems arising in biology and medicine, techniques for modeling evolution, aligning molecular sequences, predicting structure of a molecule and other problems from computational biology.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Mathieu Blanchette, David C Becerra

COMP 540
Matrix Computations
4 Credits**
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Designing and programming reliable numerical algorithms. Stability of algorithms and condition of problems. Reliable and efficient algorithms for solution of equations, linear least squares problems, the singular value decomposition, the eigenproblem and related problems. Perturbation analysis of problems. Algorithms for structured matrices.
Offered by: Computer Science

COMP 547
Cryptography & Data Security
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): This course presents an indepth study of modern cryptography and data security. The basic information theoretic and computational properties of classical and modern cryptographic systems are presented, followed by a cryptanalytic examination of several important systems. We will study the applications of cryptography to the security of systems.
Offered by: Computer Science

COMP 551
Applied Machine Learning
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Selected topics in machine learning and data mining, including clustering, neural networks, support vector machines, decision trees. Methods include feature selection and dimensionality reduction, error estimation and empirical validation, algorithm design and parallelization, and handling of large data sets. Emphasis on good methods and practices for deployment of real systems.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 Instructors
 Isabeau PrémontSchwarz, Reihaneh Rabbany
 Yue Li

COMP 552
Combinatorial Optimization
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Algorithmic and structural approaches in combinatorial optimization with a focus upon theory and applications. Topics include: polyhedral methods, network optimization, the ellipsoid method, graph algorithms, matroid theory and submodular functions.
Offered by: Computer Science
 4 hours
 Prerequisite: Math 350 or COMP 362 (or equivalent).
 Restriction: This course is reserved for undergraduate honours students and graduate students. Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 552.
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

COMP 564
Adv Comput'l Bio Meth&Research
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Fundamental concepts and techniques in computational structural biology, system
biology. Techniques include dynamic programming algorithms for RNA structure
analysis, molecular dynamics and machine learning techniques for protein structure
prediction, and graphical models for gene regulatory and proteinprotein interaction
networks analysis. Practical sessions with stateoftheart software.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

COMP 566
Discrete Optimization 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Use of computer in solving problems in discrete optimization. Linear programming and extensions. Network simplex method. Applications of linear programming. Vertex enumeration. Geometry of linear programming. Implementation issues and robustness. Students will do a project on an application of their choice.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year

COMP 567
Discrete Optimization 2
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Formulation, solution and applications of integer programs. Branch and bound, cutting plane, and column generation algorithms. Combinatorial optimization. Polyhedral methods. A large emphasis will be placed on modelling. Students will select and present a case study of an application of integer programming in an area of their choice.
Offered by: Computer Science
 Terms
 This course is not scheduled for the 20242025 academic year
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 20242025 academic year
09 credits selected from Computer Science courses selected from COMP courses at the 300 level or above excluding COMP 396.