- Director (Computational Mathematics) 2003-2010.
- Associate Dean (Computing) for the
Faculty of Mathematics
1998-2001, and again 2010-present.
- The Faculty of Mathematics at this time would have had about 4-5000 undergraduate students, a few hundred graduate students and about 150-160 permanent faculty positions plus definite term contract positions, post-docs, visitors etc. The first year computer science class expanded to about 600 students and the entire first year class to 1,000.
- This was a time of expansion in the Faculty due largely to the Ontario Government's "Access to Opportunities Program" ( ATOP at Waterloo) and so involved much time spent in planning and development.
- It was also the time when the Bell University Labs program got going which provided significant money for networking and other computing infrastructure within the Faculty.

- Director of the Mathematics Faculty Computing Facility ( MFCF )
- 2010 - present
- 1998-2001
- This was a largish (> 20 staff) support unit responsible for all computing infrastructure (teaching labs, administrative machines, networking of the Mathematics and Computer and the Davis Centre buildings , help desk) within the Faculty of Mathematics. It also provided computing support to nearly all researchers within the Faculty.
- During this time, in addition to its ongoing support activity,
MFCF engaged in the following:
- Substantial growth in the number of positions (due to ATOP, etc.)
- New MFCF help centre and introduction and development of the web based work request system RT
- Adoption (and adaptation) of the Web-notice seminar system.
- New networking infrastructure (> $900K) in the DC and MC
- Train (real time) lab relocation and refurbishing
- New NORTEL Networks lab
- New computer labs on the second floor of MC.
- New Wireless initiative in DC and MC
- New HR approved career path for MFCF computer technical staff
- Creation of a new management structure including an Associate Director
- The development of a new computing cost recovery algorithm
- Postscript: much of the Math Faculty Computing Facility has since been split off into a unit dedicated entirely to the new School of Computer Science called CSCF. MFCF now serves the four non-CS departments (Applied Math, Combinatorics and Optimization, Pure Mathematics , and Statistics and Actuarial Science) in the Faculty, all Faculty level units (such as the Dean's office, the Math Faculty's undergrad office, the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, research centres and institutes, etc.) and support for inter-departmental undergraduate programs like the Mathematics Business programs and the Computational Mathematics program which reside in no one home department/school.

- Associate Chair (Undergrad) Dept. of Statistics & Actuarial Science 1990-1993, 1995, 1996-1997

Nov 2010.

rwoldford@uwaterloo.ca