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.
About the IAM
Graduate studies at the IAM
To affiliate with the Institute, a student must first be admitted to an academic department and must state his/her intention to follow an IAM program. The IAM is not a degree-granting department, so cannot admit students directly. Students usually choose a department based on their interests and background, and on the availability of financial support. A potential supervisor does not necessarily have to be from the same department. Many IAM students are registered in the Mathematics Department, and we also have students registered in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geophysics, Mechanical Engineering, Oceanography, Physics, and Zoology.
Read more about how to apply for graduate studies in the IAM.
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Frederic Gibou (U.C. Santa Barbara) IAM Seminar
The Institute of Applied Mathematics is pleased to announce that the 2021-22 Dr. Deepak Kaura Award in the Mathematics of Medicine has been awarded to Rebecca Bonham-Carter, an IAM member and MSc student in the UBC Department of Mathematics, in recognition of their highly interdisciplinary work to advance mathematical and computational methods for modeling single-cell […]Read More
Have you wanted to learn Julia but haven’t gotten around to it yet? Have you wanted to go beyond the basics and learn some of the deeper features of Julia in order to make your code performant? Have you always wanted to know some best practices for how to structure your code? Have you wished […]Read More
IAM faculty member Khanh Dao Duc has been named one of the Wall Scholars for 2021-22 at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Congratulations, Khanh! Khanh’s work integrates mathematical and computational approaches to study the fundamental determinants of biological processes. His research has most recently focused on exploring the role played by ribosomes in […]Read More