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 4, 2022Applied mathematics professor Anita Layton elected Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society
    Anita Layton

    Anita Layton, a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics, has been recognized as one of six members of the Canadian Mathematical Society inducted into the 2022 Class of Fellows. The Fellowship honours mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to the profession through research or teaching as well as service to Canada’s mathematical community.

  2. June 10, 2022Jun Liu awarded renewed Canada Research Chair
    Jun Liu

    Jun Liu, an associate professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics, was named among this year’s Canada Research Chairs from the Government of Canada.

    Liu’s research focuses on control and dynamical systems, with a specific interest in the control of robotics and machinery.

  3. Feb. 28, 2022Applied mathematicians using math models to understand cancer drug
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    Researchers in the Department of Applied Mathematics are using computer-simulated drug trials to provide clinicians with insights on a promising cancer treatment.

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