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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         

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.

  1. Jan. 21, 2021The Last Frontier of Mathematics
    Siv Sivaloganathan

    “Math and medicine are like the two solitudes,” reflected Professor Siv Sivaloganathan, chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics. “They represent two separate cultures and ways of thinking.” When the two combine into mathematical medicine, the results are nothing short of astonishing.

  2. Jan. 21, 2021Applied Mathematics professor awarded 2021 Krieger-Nelson Prize
    Professor Anita Layton

    Anita Layton (Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematical Biology and Medicine, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Pharmacy, and Biology) has been announced as the recipient of the 2021 Krieger-Nelson Prize.

  3. Dec. 18, 2020Applied Math PhD graduate awarded Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

    Congratulations to Wilten Nicola! Wilten, a recent PhD from Applied Math (supervised by Sue Ann Campbell) has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, at the University of Calgary. 

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