With many research opportunities to choose from, our students have the ability to quickly get involved.

Our Research

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a tradition of individual excellence in publications and research, which has been strengthened by the appointment of 7 new faculty since 2000. Faculty members actively participate in national and international research conferences and workshops and bring numerous research visitors to the department every year. Currently in research output the Department is in the top three in its category among Ontario universities as ranked by Canadian University Publications.

The research interests of faculty members of the Department are in the areas of:


  • Algebra and number theory
  • Computer algebra algorithms
  • Discrete mathematics and graph theory
  • Dynamical systems
  • Partial differential equations
  • Functional analysis
  • Mathematical music theory
  • Mathematics education
  • Mathematical physics
  • Solitons and integrable systems
  • Topology
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Control theory
  • Computational data science.


  • Design of experiments
  • Optimal design for regression
  • Sampling theory
  • Parametric and nonparametric statistical inferences
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Survival analysis and risk models
  • Robust methods
  • Computational data science
  • Predicting the spread of invasive species
  • Probabilistic machine learning.

Students will find a lively intellectual environment and friendly atmosphere where they will have one-on-one interaction with Graduate Faculty members and exposure to a wide range of research fields, including a number of overlapping areas of special strength in Statistical Analysis, Computational Analysis of Differential Equations and Discrete Dynamical Systems, Computational Algebra and Number Theory, Computational Topics in Mathematical Physics.

For information on current research, visit our faculty pages.