Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at UBC is one of the very strongest mathematics departments in Canada. Our international reputation for excellence is not only well-established, but also rising during this exciting expansion period of our research and training programs.

Research interests in the department cover a strikingly broad array of areas, with our recent department review citing an excellent balance of pure and applied mathematics. The areas include Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Asymptotic Analysis, Combinatorics, Differential Geometry, Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Geometric Topology, Graph Theory, Harmonic Analysis, Industrial Applied Mathematics, Information Theory, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Finance, Mathematical Modelling, Mathematical Physics, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Optimization, Partial Differential Equations, and Probability Theory. Faculty, postdocs, visitors, grad students, and undergraduates all contribute to the vibrant research community in UBC math.

Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Adem, Alejandro Cohomology of finite groups, orbifolds, stringy topology, algebra, sporadic simple group, group actions, arithmetic groups, K-theory, homotopy theory, spaces of homomorphisms
Angel, Omer Probability theory, percolation, random graphs, random walks, particle processes, scaling limits
Anstee, Richard Discrete Mathematics, Extremal Set Theory, Graph Theory, Matching Theory
Bachmann, Sven Mathematical Analysis, Quantum Phenomena, Mathematical physics, Quantum statistical physics, Topological states of matter
Balmforth, Neil Fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics and applied partial differential equations
Behrend, Kai Moduli spaces, Gromov-Witten invariants, string theory, Donaldson-Thomas invariants, Euler characteristics, categorification
Bennett, Michael Number Theory, Diophantine Approximation and Classical Analysis
Bryan, Jim Quantum invariants
Cautis, Sabin Geometry
Chau, Albert Differential Geometry and Partial Differential Equations
Chen, Jingyi Differential geometry , partial differential equations
Colliander, James hamiltonian dynamical systems; partial differential equations; harmonic analysis
Coombs, Daniel Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases, Mathematics, Epidemiology, Mathematical biology, Cell biophysics, Immune cell signalling, Disease models
Cytrynbaum, Eric Bacterial cell division, Microtubule and cellular organization, Wave propagation in excitable media
Doebeli, Michael Walter Mathematical ecology and evolution, evolution of diversity, adaptive speciation, evolution of cooperation, game theory, experimental evolution in microorganisms
Edelstein-Keshet, Leah Mathematics, Modelization and Simulation, Cell Signaling, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Differential Equation, cell polarity, cell migration, developmental and cellular biology, swarming and aggregation, Rho GTPases
Feldman, Joel Mathematical Analysis, Constructive Quantum Field Theory
Feng, James Jingtao Fluid Mechanics, Complex fluids, Biophysics, Mathematical biology
Fraser, Ailana Differential Geometry, Geometric Analysis
Friedlander, Michael numerical optimization, numerical linear algebra, scientific computing, Scientific computing
Friedman, Joel Computer Science Theory, Algebraic Graph Theory, Combinatorics
Frigaard, Ian Fluid mechanics (visco-plastic fluids)
Froese, Richard Gerd Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, quantum mechanics, spectral theory, scattering theory
Ghioca, Dragos Drinfeld modules, isotrivial semiabelian varieties, Lehmer inequality
Ghoussoub, Nassif Mathematical sciences, R&Ed policies, developing science in Africa, Non-linear analysis and partial differential equations
Gordon, Julia Yulia Representation theory of p-adic groups and motivic integration; Trace Formula and its applications
Gustafson, Stephen James Mathematical Analysis, Differential Equation, Global and Non-Linear Analysis, Mathematical physics, Nonlinear partial differential equations, Topological solitons, Nonlinear waves
Haber, Eldad Scientific computing and its application to geophysical and medical imaging
Hauert, Christoph Modelization and Simulation, Evolution and Phylogenesis, Biological Behavior, evolution, game theory, social dilemmas, dynamical systems, stochastic processes
Karu, Kalle Algebraic geometry, toric varieties, log geometry, combinatorics of fans and posets
Kim, Young-Heon Partial Differential Equations and Geometry
Kuske, Rachel Nonlinear dynamics and applied partial differential equations
Laba, Izabella Harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory and additive combinatorics
Li, Yue-Xian Calcium signalling in neuroendocrine cells Fertilization calcium waves in oocytes
Loewen, Philip Mathematics, Calculus of Variations
Macdonald, Colin List of publications; The Closest Point Method: a new method for PDEs on surfaces; Time-stepping for PDEs: constructing Runge-Kutta methods, strong-stability-preserving methods (visit the SSP Site); WENO spatial discretizations; The Predicted Sequential Regularization Method; List of talks and presentations.
Marcus, Brian Harry Coding and information theory, symbolic dynamics, ergodic theory and dynamical systems
Martin, Gregory Number theory, Diophantine Approximation and Classical Analysis
Nagata, K Wayne Nonlinear dynamics and applied partial differential equations
Ollivier, Rachel Langlands Programme, a central theme in pure mathematics which predicts deep connections between number theory and representation theory;
Peirce, Anthony Scientific computing, nonlinear dynamics and applied partial differential equations
Perkins, Edwin Probability
Plan, Yaniv applied probability, high-dimensional inference, random matrix theory, compressive sensing, and matrix completion.
Pramanik, Malabika Harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, several complex variables
Ramdorai, Sujatha Algebraic theory of quadratic forms, non-cummutative Iwasawa theory, motives
Rechnitzer, Andrew Enumerative combinatorics, Simulation of combinatorial objects, Lattice statistical mechanics
Reichstein, Zinovy Algebra, algebraic geometry, algebraic groups
Schotzau, Dominik Numerical methods for partial defferential equations, finite element methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods, scientific computing
Silberman, Lior Mathematics, Metric geometry, Number theory, Automorphic forms, Analysis on manifolds, Topology, Homogenous dynamics, Representation Theory, Group Theory
Slade, Gordon Renormalisation, Lace explansion, self-avoiding walk, scaling limits



Brian Chan

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD)