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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.

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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. Aug. 16, 2018Math shows how human behaviour spreads infectious diseasesChris Bauch

    Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious disease, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

    Current models used to predict the emergence and evolution of pathogens within host populations do not include social behaviour.  

  2. Aug. 3, 2018Applied Math Professor wins Teaching Award

    Professor Matthew Scott has been awarded the Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching. This award is given annually to teachers in the Faculty of Mathematics who have consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education. Up to two awards are given annually. Prof. Ross Willard (Pure Mathematics) also received the award this year. Congratulations!

  3. July 23, 2018Student Wins Applied Math Graduate Research AwardStudent Wins Applied Math Graduate Research Award

    PhD student Aaron Coutino has received the 2017/2018 Applied Mathematics Graduate Research Award for his paper "Hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel (2013) and their impact on the salinity of the Meteoric Water Mass, Quintana Roo, Mexico” which was published in the Journal of Hydrology in 2017. This award, valued at $250, is given by the Department of Applied Mathematics to a graduate student  for an outstanding research paper. Congratulations Aaron!

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