Mark Lewis
Alumnus Mark Lewis says mathematical biology allows him to use his skills to improve things in the world. Credit: UVic Photo Services

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics emphasizes the following areas of research:

Applied math

  • Climate modeling
  • Differential equations
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Mathematical biology
  • Mathematical physics
  • Optimization and optimal control

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Discrete math

  • Algorithms and complexity
  • Combinatorial designs
  • Graph theory

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Pure math

  • Functional analysis
  • Dynamical systems
  • Number theory
  • Operator algebras
  • Operator theory
  • Probability theory
  • Topology

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  • Bayesian statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Optimal design of experiments
  • Robust statistics
  • Statistical ecology

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Watch some of our researchers who took part in the Faces of UVic Research video series. You'll hear about their research and why it matters in a series of short video clips.