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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.

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Please take a look at the short video below highlighting some of the department's research in mathematical medicine/biology and fluid mechanics.

  1. Mar. 5, 2018Applied Mathematics Graduate Students Sweep Faculty of Mathematics Three-Minute Thesis Competition

    Applied math PhD student Kevin Church and MMath students Laura Chandler and Petar Simidzija won first, second, and third place (in a tie) in the 2018 Three-Minute Thesis Math Faculty Heats held on Wednesday, February 28.

  2. Feb. 27, 2018How mathematics is helping to fight cancer

    Collaborations between mathematicians, cancer biologists and clinical oncologists enable both rapid cost-effective testing of cancer drug combinations, and deeper understanding of cancer drug resistance. (Shutterstock)

    by Mohammad Kohandel

  3. Jan. 16, 2018Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

    Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

    The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal and intestinal cancers.

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Students writing math equations on a glass board