Welcome to Applied Mathematics
The Department of Applied Mathematics has 25 faculty members and over 70 graduate students. We offer undergraduate plans in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics that attract outstanding students. The wide range of interdisciplinary research being undertaken in the department provides a stimulating environment for our graduate program.
The department has research programs in
- Control and Dynamical Systems (including differential equations)
- Fluid Mechanics
- Mathematical Medicine and Biology
- Mathematical Physics
- Scientific Computing
Please take a look at the short video below highlighting some of the department's research in mathematical medicine/biology and fluid mechanics.
University of Waterloo Dept. of Applied Mathematics researchers are discussing how their work helps to build tools used to tackle a broad range of problems that affect us all.
- Apr. 30, 2019
Christopher Lang was a nominee for a 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.
- Apr. 24, 2019
Professor N. Sri Namachchivaya has been appointed a University Research Chair in recognition of his outstanding research contributions to the field of dynamical systems, estimation and control. Waterloo’s designation of University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement of faculty and their pre-eminence in a field of knowledge.
- Apr. 1, 2019
Andrew Giuliani (PhD ’18) was one of six students who won the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. This award recognizes the impact of his paper, A moment limiter for the discontinuous Galerkin method on unstructured triangular meshes, with a prize of $4,000.
- June 18, 2019
Arnaud Carignan-Dugas | Applied Math, Quantum Information, University of Waterloo
A polar decomposition for quantum channels (with applications to bounding error propagation in quantum circuits)
- June 20, 2019
Kevin Church | Applied Math, University of Waterloo
Invariant manifold theory for impulsive functional differential equations with applications
- July 30, 2019
Yangang Chen | Applied Math, University of Waterloo
Numerical Methods for Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equations with Applications