Welcome to Computational Mathematics

Computational Mathematics at the University of Waterloo is an interdisciplinary research and education centre that combines our globally recognized expertise in Mathematics, Statistics, Optimization and Computer Science and applies it to challenging computational problems in the real world. The centre oversees undergraduate and Master's degrees in Computational Mathematics and is a hub for research and industrial collaboration. About 80 Faculty Affiliates from all five academic units of Waterloo's Faculty of Mathematics participate in the centre.

In a time of big data and ever-increasing computer power, Computational Mathematics methods are key drivers of progress and innovation in many areas that include:

  • Finance, Banking and Insurance
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Biology and Medicine
  • Weather and Climate
  • Fundamental and Applied Research
  • and numerous other areas of Science, Engineering, Industry and Government

Our co-op students and graduates hold among the most interesting and rewarding high-end technology jobs.

    Please explore our world-class educational programs and our broad areas of research and expertise.

    1. Oct. 6, 2022Vincent Racine wins QEII Award

      CM Master's student Vincent Racine has won the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST). This scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence, leadership and research ability and communication skills. Congratulations, Vincent! 

    2. Sep. 16, 2022Chi-Wang Shu to speak in AM/CM Distinguished Lecture
      professor shu

      Professor Chi-Wang Shu from Brown University will be the speaker in this year’s first Applied and Computational Mathematics Distinguished Lecture. Prof. Shu will give the Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday September 21, 11:30-12:30, in MC 5501, followed by a reception. Everyone cordially invited!

    3. July 8, 2022Winter 2022 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Recipients
      Cassandra Wong and Hans De Sterck

      The Computational Mathematics program and the Faculty of Mathematics value the hard work graduate students put in during their TA assignments. The Computational Mathematics Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award is given, upon nomination by course instructors, to TAs who have done outstanding work in carrying out his or her TA duties.

      The recipients of the Winter 2022 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award are Waqas Bin Hamed, Cassandra Wong, and Leon Yao.

      Congratulations, Waqas, Cassandra and Leon!

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    The era of Computational Mathematics

    In a time of big data and ever-increasing computer power, Computational Mathematics methods are key drivers of progress and innovation in many areas of application that include:

    • Banking, Finance and Insurance
    • Data Science and Machine Learning
    • Biology and Medicine
    • Weather and Climate
    • and numerous other areas of Science, Engineering, Industry and Government