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. 17, 2022Applied mathematicians use AI to analyze tweets debating vaccination and climate change
    Chris Bauch

    Chris Bauch is part of a research team using artificial intelligence to analyze sentiment and interaction about contentious topics in social media.

  2. Dec. 22, 2021Two Applied Math graduate students awarded International Ontario Graduate Scholarships

    Two graduate students, Rick Perche and Alexey Smirnov, at the Department of Applied Mathematics have been awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) in the 2022-2023 international competition for the scholarship. This is an exceptional achievement as the University of Waterloo had a quota of only five such awards across all faculties.

  3. Nov. 5, 2021A holistic approach to a PhD
    Maliha Ahmed

    Being a PhD student means spending a lot of time focusing on a single research project. A PhD student learns everything they can about a topic, sets out to add something new to the field, and becomes an expert in one specialized area.

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Students writing math equations on a glass board