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.
Dan Coombs, UBC and Caroline Colijn, SFU PIMS
Anotida Madzvamuse IAM Distinguished Alumni Lecture
Bill Cook IAM Public Lecture
We are pleased to welcome seven new faculty affiliates to the Institute. We look forward to enjoying their and their students’ contributions to our intellectual community. Ian Blake, Electrical and Computer Engineering Cryptography, computational number theory, cyptographic protocols, algebraic coding theory, low density parity check codes Khanh Dao Duc, Mathematics Mathematical biology, gene expression Lutz […]Read More
The Institute of Applied Mathematics has awarded the inaugural Dr. Deepak Kaura Award in the Mathematics of Medicine to Maryam Tayyab, a graduate student in the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering, in recognition of her work on computational methods in brain imaging.Read More
We are pleased to announce the 2019–2020 distinguished lecture series events, sponsored jointly by the Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).Read More