The Department of Mathematics and Statistics supports research in many areas and promotes the development and work of numerous research labs within the department.
The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) was created in 1996 by the community of mathematical scientists in Alberta and British Columbia, and subsequently extended to both Washington State and Saskatchewan. Our mandate is to promote research in and applications of the mathematical sciences, to facilitate the training of highly qualified personnel, to enrich public awareness of and education in the mathematical sciences, and to create mathematical partnerships with similar organizations in other countries (with a particular focus on the Pacific Rim). PIMS funds Collaborative Research Groups, Post-Doctoral Fellowships and individual events on a competitive basis.
ISPIA is a multi-disciplinary research centre at the University of Calgary devoted to the research and development of security and privacy within information communication systems. ISPIA research focuses on the design, evaluation, and implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols. It also researches the design and development of security architectures and systems for information communication and real life applications. ISPIA members include researchers in mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, history, and law, and professionals in the information security and law enforcement sectors.
ISPIA's research includes a broad spectrum of areas ranging from theoretical cryptography and quantum information science to software security, malicious code, network and operating systems security, and technical and legal issues surrounding privacy and digital rights. Our work incorporates abstract theory, large-scale hardware and software simulation, prototyping and development of special purpose hardware.
ISPIA members coordinate and offer courses in security in the Faculty of Science. ISPIA organizes and conducts outreach activities to build partnerships with industry, government and local community. ISPIA provides consultancy in the areas of information security and cryptography.
The Calgary Number Theory Research Group includes some 7 faculty members in mathematics and computer science supporting a sizable group of postdocs and graduate students. Through 2013, the group is part of the PIMS Collaborative Research Group in L-functions and Number Theory. Starting in April 2015, we will host a PIMS Collaborative Research Group on Explicit Methods for Abelian Varieties. Several team members are also actively involved in or affiliated with the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance (ISPIA).
- Mark Bauer, algebraic and computational number theory, diophantine equations
- Clifton Cunningham, algebraic and arithmetic geometry, Langlands programme
- Richard Guy, elementary number theory, graph theory, combinatorial games
- Mike Jacobson (Computer Science), computational number theory, cryptography
- Matt Greenberg, algebraic number theory, p-adic L-functions
- Renate Scheidler, algorithmic number theory, cryptography
- Hugh Williams, computational number theory
The Research Group in Biostatistics is a diverse and active group that includes researchers and students with methodological and applied interests in the medical, health, biological, and social sciences.
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The Center for Computational and Discrete Geometry (CCDG) is the leading Canadian research center in the areas of discrete geometry, computational geometry, combinatorics including graph theory, optimization and their applications. The research being performed at the Center is highly interdisciplinary and areas of application outside of mathematics include computer science, global information systems, robot motion-planning, crystallography and radiology. The Center houses a number of preeminent mathematicians including the Director of the Center, Professor Karoly Bezdek, and Professor Ted Bisztriczky. Since its inception, CCDG has been at the heart of the departmental research. The Center's research is supported by several external funding bodies such as the Canada Research Chairs Program, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Canada Foundation for Innovation. Furthermore, the graduate students at CCDG have been highly successful in prestigious scholarship and award competitions and are currently funded by Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Izaak Walton Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship and NSERC. More details are available at the CCDG website.
The Mathematical and Computational Finance Laboratory is a centre for research, training and technology development in mathematical finance, with particular emphasis on energy markets, working with academic and industrial partners to serve the needs of the community.
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POTSI brings together mathematicians, geophysicists, and image specialists to build improved seismic imaging algorithms based on pseudodifferential operator theory and other advanced mathematical analysis techniques.
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