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. Oct. 30, 2019Fall Convocation: 25 October 2019
    graduate students holding diplomas at convocation

    15 graduate degrees in Applied Mathematics were awarded at the Fall 2019 convocation.  


  2. Oct. 24, 2019Medication proves more effective when prescribed based on gender
    Anita Layton writing equations on a clear surface

    The drugs your doctor prescribes to treat your high blood pressure could be more effective if they were best suited for your gender. 

    In a study using the world’s first computational female kidney model, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, high blood pressure medication was shown to be more effective when gender was taken into consideration.

  3. Oct. 17, 2019Mathematical modelling vital to tackling disease outbreaks
    Doctor bent over a patient in a hospital bed

    Predicting and controlling disease outbreaks would be easier and more reliable with the wider application of mathematical modelling, according to a new study. 

    The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, University of Maryland and Yale’s School of Public Health. 

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