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. Mar. 11, 2019Computer kidney could provide safer tests for new medications

    A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney.

    The new model will allow scientists to gain better insights into how new drugs that target the kidney, such as diabetes medication, may work. It will also enable researchers to better learn about the functions of the kidney, including the how the organ regulates the body's salt, potassium, acid content without having to employ invasive procedure on a patient.

  2. Nov. 9, 2018Fall Convocation: October 26, 2018

    Nine graduate degrees in applied mathematics were awarded at the Fall 2018 convocation.

  3. Nov. 8, 2018Applied Math Prof Receives NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement

    Applied Math Professor Brian Ingalls has received a Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Prof. Ingalls, who is one of 10 researchers at the University of Waterloo to receive a DAS this year, will use the $120,000 supplement to fund his research on model-based design for synthetic (micro) biology. Congratulations!

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