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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. Oct. 22, 2020Crossing disciplines
    Sue Ann Campbell

    For most of her 26 years as a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics, Sue Ann Campbell has focused her research on building and analyzing mathematical models within the neural system.

  2. Oct. 21, 2020♪ “Waterloo, knowing my fate is to be with you” ♪
    Nicholas Richardson in his convocation gown holding flowers

    Nicholas Richardson wanted to experience the full potential of his time at university. A well-rounded student in high school, Richardson performed in musicals, played soccer, and participated on the trivia team. It was important to him to get involved and engaged in a number of activities once he started his studies at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Oct. 20, 2020Where water meets math
    Lizz Webb standing in front of a waterfall

    “My life has always been intertwined with water in one way or another,” realized Lizz Webb, who recently completed her master’s degree in applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo. As the captain of the swim team in high school, Webb has always loved swimming and lifeguarding, but she never expected to build a career at the intersection of mathematics and ocean sciences.

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Professor working on a work bench

Students writing math equations on a glass board