June 24, 2024

June 15-19, 2015
43rd Canadian Operator Symposium
on Operator Theory and Operator Algebras (COSy)
to be held at the University of Waterloo

Organizers: Kenneth R. Davidson and Laurent W. Marcoux (Waterloo)

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available during the conference (cash only).
$300 Regular Rate, $150 Postdoctoral Fellows & Emeritus, $100 Students.


For information on travel, housing, and program information, please visit the main conference website
Important: As of April 1, 2015, there are new entry regulations for visitors coming to Canada by air.
Please see http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~cosy2015/travel.html for more information.



This is a major international conference on operator algebras and operator theory. The Canadian Operator Symposium (COSy) was founded by Israel Halperin in the early 1970’s, the 2015 meeting will be the 43rd event.
In 2015, George Elliott will be celebrating his 70th birthday. This meeting is dedicated to George and his legacy to the field.

Plenary Speakers

Nathanial Brown (Penn. State U.)
Michael Dritschel (U. Newcastle)
Kenneth Dykema (Texas A&M)
Thierry Giordano (U. Ottawa)
Uffe Haagerup (U. Copenhagen)
Matthew Kennedy (Carleton U.)
Paul Muhly (U. Iowa)
Magdalena Musat (U. Copenhagen)
Vern Paulsen (U. Houston)
Mikael Rordam (U. Copenhagen)
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko (UCLA)
Roger Smith (Texas A&M)
Roland Speicher (U. Saarlandes)
Andrew Toms (Purdue U.)
Wilhelm Winter (U. Muenster)

Further Information on Funding and Travel

We hope to be able to provide some support for graduate students, post docs and junior faculty, depending on our funding. Further details will be provided later.

More detailed information about travel will be available later. However, most people who are flying should fly to the Toronto International Airport (YYZ). This is a little over an hour’s drive from Waterloo. There is a shuttle service.

People who can fly through Chicago can take an American Airline flight to the Kitchener-Waterloo Airport (YKF); and people flying through Calgary can take a WestJet flight into the Kitchener-Waterloo Airport. This is about a 25 minute drive from the University.



Alaghmandan, Mahmood University of Waterloo
Atkinson, Scott University of Virginia
Boland, James Trinity College Dublin
Brenken, Berndt University of Calgary
Brown, Nathanial Penn. State University
Cacic, Branimir Texas A&M University
Chlebovec, Christopher University of New Brunswick
Choi, Man-Duen University of Toronto
Clouatre, Raphael University of Waterloo
Collins, Benoit University of Ottawa
Cordeiro, Luiz University of Ottawa
Courtney, Kristin University of Virginia
Cramer, Zack University of Waterloo
Davidson, Kenneth University of Waterloo
Dean, Andrew Lakehead University
Deeley, Robin Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II
Diaz, Mario Queen's University
Dor On, Adam Waterloo University
Douglas, Ronald Texas A&M University
Dragan, Catalin University of Cincinnati
Dritschel, Michael University of Newcastle
Dykema, Kenneth Texas A&M
Elliott, George University of Toronto
Farenick, Douglas University of Regina
Georgescu, Magdalena University of Toronto
Ghandehari, Mahya University of Waterloo
Giordano, Thierry University of Ottawa
Gogic, Ilja Trinity Colege Dublin
Haagerup, Uffe University of Copenhagen
Haley, James University of Waterloo
Hamzo, Chadi University of Ottawa
Hardy, Stephen University of Virginia
Harris, Samuel University of Waterloo
Hartz, Michael University of Waterloo
Im, Jeffrey University of Toronto
Ivanescu, Cristian MacEwan University and University of Alberta
Kennedy, Matthew Carleton University
Kizgut, Ersin Middle East Technical University
Knudby, Soren University of Munster
Kye, Seung-Hyeok Seoul National University
Ledbetter, Sion University of Colorado, Boulder
Li, Boyu University of Waterloo
Liao, Hung-Chang Penn State University
Loreaux, Jireh University of Cincinnati
Marcoux, Laurent University of Waterloo
Martin, Robert University of Cape Town
Mathieu, Martin Queen's University Belfast
Mingo, James Queen's University
Muhly, Paul University of Ottawa
Musat, Magdalena University of Copenhagen
Niu, Zhuang University of Wyoming
Noles, Joseph Texas A&M University
Patnaik, Sasmita Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Paulsen, Vern University of Houston
Peters, Justin Iowa State University
Pitts, David University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Radjavi, Heydar University of Waterloo
Rainone, Timothy Texas A&M University
Ramsey, Chris University of Virginia
Rordam, Mikael University of Copenhagen
Rosenthal, Peter University of Toronto
Santiago, Luis University of Aberdeen
Savu, Anamaria University of Alberta
Schafhauser, Christopher University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Shlyakhtenko, Dimitri UCLA
Shultz, Fred Wellesley College
Skoufranis, Paul Texas A&M University
Smith, Roger Texas A&M
Solel, Baruch Technion
Speicher, Roland University of Saarlandes
Spronk, Nicolaas University of Waterloo
Tang, Wai-Shing National Univesity of Singapore
Timoney, Richard Trinity Colege Dublin
Toms, Andrew Purdue University
Ugurcan, Baris Evren University of Western Ontario
Vaezzadeh, Sara Tehran Polytechnic University
Vazquez Becerra, Josue Daniel Queen's University
Viselter, Ami University of Haifa
Walter, Martin University of Colorado
Warren, Maria University of Victoria
Wiart, Jaspar University of Waterloo
Wiersma, Matthew University of Waterloo
Williams, Dana Dartmouth College
Williamson, Peter University of Victoria
Winter, Wilhelm University of Muenster
Woerdeman, Hugo Drexel University
Yahaghi, Bamdad R. University of Golestan
Yu, Polly University of Waterloo

Participant list last updated June 1, 2015