Welcome to Applied Mathematics

The Department of Applied Mathematics has 30 faculty members and over 100 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. Sep. 27, 2023Applied Math professors host Math + X Inter-Faculty Research Workshop

    On September 20, Applied Math professors Hans De Sterck and Anita Layton hosted the first Math + X Inter-Faculty Research Workshop.

  2. Sep. 27, 2023Applied Math professor Anita Layton receives John L. Synge Award
    Anita Layton

    Anita Layton, a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Canada 150 Research Chair of Mathematical Biology and Medicine, has been selected as the recipient of the John L. Synge Award for 2023. The award, which will be presented by the Royal Society of Canada in November, was named after one of the first mathematicians working in Canada to obtain international recognition through research in mathematics. It recognizes outstanding research in any of the branches of the mathematical sciences.

  3. Sep. 1, 2023Recent Applied Math PhD graduate wins student prize

    Andrew Grace, who was a PhD student at the Department of Applied Mathematics and defended his PhD thesis in July 2022, was awarded the Tertia M. Hughes Memorial Graduate Student Prize of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society for his thesis. The award, which recognizes contributions of special merit in meteorology or oceanography, was presented in absentia at the 2023 annual meeting of the Society in St. John’s.

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