Introduction for New Students

Professor Watt MRI.

Thinking about Radon transforms.

Stephen M. Watt, PhD, DSc h.c., ICD.D
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Mathematics
MC 5209, 200 University Ave W
University of Waterloo
Waterloo Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Member of the Cheriton School of Computer Science

Phone:   +1 519 888-4480
Fax:   +1 519 888-4302
E-mail:   smwatt at

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Research Interests
[Publications] [Invited talks]

Computer Algebra

  • Computer algebra systems (e.g. Maple)
  • Mathematical algorithms
    (e.g. polynomials with symbolic exponents, polynomials with approximate coefficients)
  • Mathematical knowledge management
    (e.g. MathML, web services, document analysis)
  • Automatic Differentiation

Pen-Based Computing

  • Portability of pen-based computing (InkML InkChat)
  • Geometric methods for character recognition
  • Mathematical expression recognition
  • Pen-based expression manipulation

Programming Languages and Compilers

  • Templates, higher-order type systems, related code optimization (Aldor, Java)
  • Compiler middleware
  • Memory management
  • Compiliation for parallel and distributed computing

Other Topics

  • High-frequency trading software
  • Mathematical physics
  • Computing and law
  • Corporate governance
  • Executive compensation models
Example of computer algebra integration

Clare So at SmartBoard

Animated equation ink

ORCCA group

ORCCA Research Lab