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.

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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
Bachmann, Sven Mathematics and statistics; 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 Algebraic and differential geometry; Algebraic geometry, moduli spaces, enumerative invariants related to theoretical physics.
Cautis, Sabin Mathematics and statistics; Geometry
Chau, Albert Differential Geometry and Partial Differential Equations
Chen, Jingyi Algebraic and differential geometry; Differential Geometry, Partial Differential Equations
Colliander, James hamiltonian dynamical systems; partial differential equations; harmonic analysis
Coombs, Daniel Mathematical biology; Cellular immunology; Complex physical systems; Epidemiology (except nutritional and veterinary epidemiology); Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; Cell biophysics; Disease models; Epidemiology; Immune cell signalling; Mathematics
Cytrynbaum, Eric Bacterial cell division, Microtubule and cellular organization, Wave propagation in excitable media
Dao Duc, Khanh Genomics; Mathematical biology; Neurocognitive patterns and neural networks; Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling; combine mathematical,computational and statistical tools to study fundamental biological processes; regulation and determinants of gene expression and translation; Machine Learning for Biological Imaging and Microscopy; Database development and management; Biological and Artificial Neural Networks for geometric representation
Doebeli, Michael Walter Mathematical ecology and evolution, evolution of diversity, adaptive speciation, evolution of cooperation, game theory, experimental evolution in microorganisms
Feng, James Chemical engineering; Mathematics and statistics; Biophysics; Complex fluids; Fluid mechanics; Mathematical biology
Fraser, Ailana Differential Geometry, Geometric Analysis
Friedlander, Michael numerical optimization, numerical linear algebra, scientific computing, Scientific computing
Frigaard, Ian Fluid mechanics (visco-plastic fluids)
Ghioca, Dragos Drinfeld modules, isotrivial semiabelian varieties, Lehmer inequality
Gordon, Julia Yulia Representation theory of p-adic groups and motivic integration; Trace Formula and its applications
Gustafson, Stephen James Mathematics and statistics; Mathematical Analysis; Differential Equation; Global and Non-Linear Analysis; Mathematical physics; Nonlinear partial differential equations; Nonlinear waves; Topological solitons
Hauert, Christoph Mathematics and statistics; Modelization and Simulation; Evolution and Phylogenesis; Biological Behavior; dynamical systems; evolution; game theory; social dilemmas; stochastic processes
Hermon, Jonathan probability theory; Markov chains and the cutoff phenomenon; particle systems; percolation
Holmes-Cerfon, Miranda Mathematical modelling and simulation; Computational methods in statistics; Numerical analysis; Thermodynamics and statistical physics
Karu, Kalle Algebraic geometry, toric varieties, log geometry, combinatorics of fans and posets
Kim, Young-Heon Partial Differential Equations and Geometry
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 Mathematical optimization; Calculus of Variations; Optimal Control; optimization; Machine Learning
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.
Madzwamuse, Anotida
Marcus, Brian Harry Coding and information theory, symbolic dynamics, ergodic theory and dynamical systems
Martin, Gregory Number theory, Diophantine Approximation and Classical Analysis
Murugan, Mathav Mathematics and statistics; boundary theory; Metric geometry; potential theory; probability theory and analysis; quasiconformal mappings; relationship between behavior of Markov processes and the geometry of the underlying state space; Sandpile models
Ollivier, Rachel Langlands Programme, a central theme in pure mathematics which predicts deep connections between number theory and representation theory;
Ortner, Christoph Numerical analysis; Mathematical modelling and simulation; Partial and ordinary differential equations; Computational chemistry; Condensed matter modelling and density functional theory; Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation; Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing; Applied Analysis; Multi-scale Modelling and Coarse-graining; Molecular Simulation; Scientific Machine-learning, in particular for applications in multi-scale modelling
Peirce, Anthony Scientific computing, nonlinear dynamics and applied partial differential equations
Picard, Sebastien Differential geometry
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 Group theory and generalisations; Algebra; Algebraic groups; algebraic geometry
Robeva, Elina Statistical theory and modeling; Machine learning; Algebra; Algebraic statistics; Graphical Models; Tensor decomposition; Causality; Applied algebraic geometry; Shape-constrained density estimation; Tensor networks
Schiebinger, Geoffrey 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
Shmerkin, Pablo
Silberman, Lior Mathematics and statistics; Mathematics; Analysis on manifolds; Automorphic forms; Group Theory; Homogenous dynamics; Metric geometry; Number theory; Representation Theory; Topology
Slade, Gordon Renormalisation, Lace explansion, self-avoiding walk, scaling limits
Solymosi, Jozsef Additive Combinatorics, Discrete and Computational Geometry, Graph theory, and Combinatorial Number Theory




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