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. July 22, 2019Extending the reach of classical AI into the quantum realm
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    A Google Faculty Research Award propels quantum machine learning forward.

    The Physics of Information lab, led by Professor Achim Kempf, was awarded one of the 2018 Google Faculty Research Awards. Kempf’s lab focuses on the physics of information, a wide research field that ranges from general relativity and quantum theory to information theory and artificial intelligence (AI).

  2. July 12, 2019Graduate Students Receive Teaching Assistant and Research Awards
    Graduate students receive TA research awards

    Frosty Friday was particularly sweet for four Applied Math graduate students on July 12. Farinaz Forouzannia, Christian Barna, and Giselle Sosa Jones received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. PhD student Yinan Li received the 2018/2019 Best Research Paper Award for the paper “Invariance Control Synthesis for Switched Nonlinear Systems: An Interval Analysis Approach” published in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Congratulations!

  3. July 9, 2019Novel technique to diagnose autism in children
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    Imagine if we had a technology that made the diagnostic process for autism less stressful for children. Imagine if we combined it with existing manual methods so that it could help doctors better avoid a false positive autism diagnosis. 

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