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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.

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. Apr. 22, 2021Making waves
    Marek Stastna

    “Imagine being out on a lake on a windy day and you’re getting pushed around by waves,” says Marek Stastna, an oceanographer and professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. “What you may not realize is that in the interior of the ocean, there are waves one hundred times that size. My passion is to create mathematical models of that type of movement.”

  2. Apr. 5, 2021Applied Mathematics professor elected SIAM Fellow

    Professor Kirsten Morris has been elected by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) as one of the 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows. She was nominated in recognition of her "contributions to modeling, approximation, and control design for distributed parameter systems."

  3. Jan. 21, 2021The Last Frontier of Mathematics
    Siv Sivaloganathan

    “Math and medicine are like the two solitudes,” reflected Professor Siv Sivaloganathan, chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics. “They represent two separate cultures and ways of thinking.” When the two combine into mathematical medicine, the results are nothing short of astonishing.

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