Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.10

February 10, 2005

Vasek Chvátal

Vasek Chvátal
Photo by Kate Hutchinson

Vasek Chvátal is ‘the travelling professor’

Vasek Chvátal, of the Department of Computer Science, has spent most of his academic life studying a mathematical problem called The Travelling Salesman.

Meanwhile, his own life has taken him from Czechoslovakia to Canada, the United States and back to Montreal. Now he is settling in at Concordia with a new job and a new set of academic challenges, including applications in industry and neuroscience.


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Liz Miller

Liz Miller at work
Photo by Tuti Scott

Videographer Liz Miller profiles a U.S. city in hot water

For Liz Miller, working with video is about more than simply capturing the spectacle. The assistant professor Communication Studies believes that media are a means to democratic change, and small struggles often suggest larger issues.