Institute of Applied Mathematics

The Institute of Applied Mathematics promotes interdisciplinary research in the mathematical sciences at UBC by bringing together students and faculty who do mathematical work within a variety of disciplines. The Institute’s faculty and student members come from many different departments and faculties across the university, including the physical, chemical, biological, and engineering sciences. Students affiliated with the IAM pursue interdisciplinary masters and doctoral studies in applied and computational mathematics. 


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Redfield, Rosemary Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Microbial evolution
Robeva, Elina Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Statistical theory and modeling; Machine learning; Algebra; Algebraic statistics; Graphical Models; Tensor decomposition; Causality; Applied algebraic geometry; Shape-constrained density estimation; Tensor networks
Salcudean, Septimiu Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical technologies, Haptic interfaces, teleoperation and simulators, medical robotics, imaging and interfaces, optimization-based design, prostate cancer
Schajer, Gary Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Full-Field Optical Metrology, X-Ray CT Log Scanning, Industrial Residual Stress Measurements
Schiebinger, Geoffrey Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genomics; Mathematics and statistics; Applied & Theoretical Statistics; Computational Genomics; data science; Genetics; Genome Sciences; Machine Learning; Measurement technologies; Models Inference and Algorithms; Single-cell RNA sequencing; Theory of Statistics
Schmidt, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Machine learning; Numerical Optimizaiton; Probabilistic Graphical Models; Causality
Schoof, Christian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Geophysics; Ice and Snow; Transformation and Evolution of the Earth Surface; Fluid mechanics; Hydraulic; Asymptotic and Classical Applied Analysis; Differential Equation; applied mathematics; glacier hydrology; Glaciology; ice sheet dynamics
Semenoff, Gordon Walter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Physical sciences; Moedal experiment, Large Hadron Collider, CERN; String theory, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics; Theoretical and mathematical physics, the physics of elementary particles, condensed matter physics
Sheffer, Alla Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer graphics, shape modeling and geometry processing
Slade, Gordon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Renormalisation, Lace explansion, self-avoiding walk, scaling limits
Solymosi, Jozsef Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Additive Combinatorics, Discrete and Computational Geometry, Graph theory, and Combinatorial Number Theory
Swindale, Nicholas Vaughan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Bioinformatics; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Eye and Visual System Diseases; Neuronal Modeling; Neuronal Systems; Visual System
Thachuk, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Reaction dynamics, mathematical techniques, Chemical physics
van Willigenburg, Stephanie Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Combinatorics and discrete mathematics; algebraic combinatorics; Coxeter group; quasisymmetric function; Schur functions and generalizations; chromatic symmetric function
Vaziri, Reza Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Finite element analysis, Mechanics of composite materials, Constitutive modeling of engineering materials, Plasticity, Damage mechanics, Process modeling of composite structures, Analysis of impact and blast loading of metallic and composite structures
Wachs, Anthony Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Fluidization and fluid mechanics; Process control and simulation in chemical engineering; Numerical computation; Fluid mechanics; Particle-laden flows; Non Newtonian flows; Heat and mass transfer; Numerical simulation; High performance computing; Multi-scale modelling
Wang, Yan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Quantum chemistry, Chemical physics
Ward, Michael Jeffrey Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Applied analysis, singular perturbations, reaction-diffusion theory, mathematical modeling and scientific compution, nonlinear dynamics and applied partial differential equations
Wei, Juncheng Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Mathematics and statistics; Mathematics; applied and geometric analysis; Mathematical biology; Nonlinear partial differential equations; reaction-diffusion systems; singular perturbations and concentration phenomena; singularity formations in fluids
Wetton, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Scientific computing, fluid mechanics
Whitlock, Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Evolutionary Genetics; Population Genetics
Yilmaz, Ozgur Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Mathematical problems related to analog-to-digital conversion, blind source separation, sparse approximations and compressed sensing, and applications in seismic signal processing
Zumbo, Bruno Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Psychological methodology design and analysis, and psychometrics; Statistical theory and modeling; Educational assessment and evaluation; Applied mathematics, n.e.c.; Statistics and Probabilities; Mathematical sciences of measurement; Item Response Theory; Latent variable models; Multivariate Analysis; Psychometrics; Test Theory; Validity Theory and Validation