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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. Mar. 9, 2020New software combines quantum and classical machine learning
    Guillaume Verdon, Michael Broughton and Trevor McCourt in front of Google headquarters

    Five University of Waterloo students have teamed up with Google to develop software to accelerate machine learning using quantum science.

    The collaborative effort resulted in the creation of an open-source hybrid quantum-classical machine learning software platform, called TensorFlow Quantum. 

  2. Jan. 7, 2020Professor Kirsten Morris named 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow

    Professor Kirsten Morris has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow. She is being recognized for contributions to control and estimator design for infinite-dimensional systems. 

  3. Dec. 3, 2019New math model could lead to more personalized cancer therapies
    Magnifying glass over the word cancer in a newspaper

    Researchers have found a new way to use math to better treat cancer and prevent its relapse.

    Using the first mathematical model of its kind, researchers at the University of Waterloo found a way to study the interactions between the immune system and different types of cancer cells.

    Using their new model, the researchers found that administering different cancer therapies in a particular sequence could better target cancer stem cells in tumours, potentially leading to more personalized treatments for cancer patients. 

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