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.
Sven Bachmann (UBC Mathematics) IAM Seminar
Aryan Eftekhari (Università della Svizzera italiana) IAM Seminar
Rajeev Jaiman (UBC Mechanical Engineering) IAM Seminar
Giovanni is a professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC. His research focuses on the measurement and impact of heterogeneity on individual behaviors and aggregate economic outcomes, with a focus on policy. Dr. Gallipoli has worked on a variety of topics, including numerical general equilibrium models of consumption and income inequality; the link […]Read More
We are happy to welcome Christoph Ortner as a new faculty member of the IAM. Christoph is a professor in the Mathematics Department at UBC. Christoph works in numerical analysis, applied analysis, scientific computing, and machine learning, with particular focus on applications to atomistic modelling, multi-scale modelling, and coarse-graining. He joined UBC in August 2020, […]Read More
Sven Bachmann is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at UBC. His research on topological aspects of condensed matter physics is motivated in part by applications to metrology (the quantum Hall effect has been used to define a standard for electrical resistance) and quantum information (topological quantum computation by anyons is one of […]Read More