Applied mathematics

The eight full-time faculty members of our applied mathematics group are active researchers in the theory of ordinary and partial differential equations, mathematical biology, celestial mechanics, climate modeling, atmospheric circulation, fluid dynamics, neural networks, transportation, mathematical physics, statistical analysis, optimization, and stochastic processes. To obtain their results, they use concepts and tools from real and complex analysis, advanced linear algebra, variational techniques, scientific computing, dynamical systems, topology, differential and non-Euclidean geometry, as well as nonlinear methods and microanalysis.

They also supervise post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students, collaborate with visitors, adjunct faculty from our department, and campus colleagues who are experts in biology, biochemistry, earth and ocean science, physics, astronomy, and engineering. This group holds a weekly seminar where its members and associates communicate their results, which are then published in prestigious journals and top book series.

For all these reasons, their activity is fully recognized at the national and international level. Our department is proud that the applied mathematics group contributed towards elevating the University of Victoria to a select circle of the world’s academic institutions.

Faculty

NameContactResearch interests
Chen,  Yu-Ting
Office: DTB-A521
Probability theory, stochastic partial differential equations, and interacting particle systems
Edwards,  Rod
Office: DTB-A542
Ordinary differential equations, mathematical biology, neural and gene networks.
Goluskin,  David
Office: DTB-A539
Nonlinear dynamics, Fluid dynamics
Ibrahim,  Slim
Office: DTB-A547
Applied mathematics; Analysis of partial differential equations models arising in Mathematical Physics; Fluid Dynamic and Wave propagation
Khouider,  Boualem
Office: DTB-A550
Applied mathematics and climate modelling. Numerical methods for PDEs, stochastic modelling, atmospheric large scale circulation, tropical meteorology, convectively coupled waves, and parametrization of moist convection (i.e clouds).
Lewis,  Mark
Office: DTB-A533
Mathematical biology, with a focus in spatial ecology.
Ma,  Junling
Office: DTB-A536
Applied math, math biology.
Oshkai,  Svetlana
Office: DTB-A551
Ye,  Jane
Office: DTB-A443
Optimal deterministic and stochastic control theory and its applications, nonsmooth analysis: theory and applications, nonsmooth optimization.
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Professors emeritus

NameContactResearch interests
Hewgill, Denny
Office: NA
Illner, Reinhard
Office: DTB-A546
Mathematical physics, fluid dynamics, kinetic theory of gases, statistical mechanics, partial differential equations, industrial mathematics.
van den Driessche, Pauline
Office: DTB-A448
Aspects of stability in biomathematical models and matrix analysis. Mathematical biology, especially models in epidemiology and ecology. Matrix analysis, especially stability and combinatorial matrix analysis.
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Adjuncts

NameContactResearch interests
Boulmezaoud, Tahar
Office: NA
Analysis of Partial Differential Equations; Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis: finite elements method, inverted finite elements method, spectral methods; Functional analysis; Weighted Sobolev spaces; Applications in physics, Solar physics (magnetohydrostatics and magnetohydrodynamics); Modelling; Optimization and applications; Image processing and Optimal control
Ferrando, Sebastian
Office: NA
Financial Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Analysis
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Postdoctoral fellows

NameContactSupervisor
Poloni Lyra, Silas
Office: NA
Lewis
Roy, Kumar
Office: DTB-A440
Khouider
Sharma, Yogita
Office: DTB-A553
Ma
Zeng, Shangzhi
Office: DTB-A453
Ye
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PhD students

NameContactSupervisor
Alsharif,  Mohammed
Office: DTB-A425a
Ibrahim
Dore-Hall,  Skye
Office: DTB-A554
Edwards
Leclerc,  Etienne
Office: DTB-A527
Khouider
Ma,  Xiaoxiao
Office: DTB-A455
Ye
Qian,  Lingjun
Office: NA
Ibrahim
Rajkotia Zaheer,  Farid
Office: DTB-A557
Goluskin
Sevilla,  Carlos
Office: DTB-A527
Khouider
Wang,  Manting
Office: DTB-A554
Ma
Wang,  Te-Chun
Office: DTB-A425a
Chen
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Master's students

NameContactSupervisor
Gruenenwald,  Ferdinand
Office: DTB-A202
Lewis, Huang
Lewis,  Mathew
Office: NA
Goluskin
Neshat Taherzadeh,  Khashayar
Office: NA
Goluskin
Philippsen,  Tanya
Office: DTB-A557
van den Driessche, Ma
Wild,  Ben
Office: NA
Edwards
Yue,  Zongzhi  (Johnson)
Office: NA
Ibrahim, Lewis
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