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The Mathematics Department is dedicated to being a nucleus of research in diverse fields from basic research to the most innovative and emerging applied technologies, and to providing quality instructions in mathematics and fundamentals.

The Mathematics Department is a unit within the College of Arts and Science at Khalifa University and hosts a vibrant community of scholars who actively engage in research and development within rapidly emerging scientific fields. Research in the Mathematics Department is funded by local and international agencies. The department is actively working on setting up and developing modern experimental and computing research facilities.

The department offers a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics with two optional concentrations in Financial Mathematics and Mathematical Biology. Students may choose to complete a broad program of study leading to the award of the BSc degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, or select one of the two concentrations in order to focus their final year in the program on a particular area of application.

Mathematics Department faculty are members of prestigious worldwide professional organizations such as ACS, AMS, APS, IEEE, MRS, SIAM, AAPT and others, and several are winners of prestigious peer-reviewed research awards. The department is committed to disseminating mathematical knowledge through innovative teaching, excellence in research and friendly learning environment

Program Objectives
  • Graduates will have a strong background in Applied Mathematics and Statistics so as to meet the demands of employers in a sophisticated environment.
  • Graduates will have the necessary background to pursue further advanced studies leading to a PhD or an MSc.
  • Graduates will be able to work in a knowledge-based society with strong analytical skills and computational tools.
Student Outcomes

Students graduating with a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics will attain the following:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics and computing
  • An ability to design statistical experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to read, understand and construct mathematical and statistical proofs.
  • An ability to function on a multi-disciplinary team as a member or leader.
  • An ability to formulate, and to solve, mathematical models of real-world problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the strengths and limitations of mathematical and statistical models, and their solutions, in a global and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to select, and use, appropriate software packages and/or computer programming to solve mathematical models.
  • Familiarity with, and use of, sources of current research and an understanding of how new knowledge is generated.
Career Opportunities

BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Base Concentration

Students in Applied Mathematics and Statistics complete their undergraduate education with superior analytical and problem-solving skills, a rare and highly-valued commodity in today’s job market. Graduates work in industry, business, research laboratories, or government agencies as applied mathematicians and statisticians. Some graduates work in education, and some will continue their education in graduate programs in applied mathematics, statistics, or areas of application.

BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Financial Mathematics Concentration

In the banking and financial investment industries there are many, highly-paid, positions for suitably qualified analysts in portfolio optimization, option pricing, stock market prediction, loan risk management and currency trading. In the insurance industry, actuaries model the risks and potential returns associated with life insurance, pensions and private healthcare programs.

BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Mathematical Biology Concentration

The biotechnology and health industries are currently providing an increasing number of positions, especially in the field of biostatistics. There are also many employment opportunities in the fields of agricultural and food science, biomedical engineering, marine biology, pharmacy, environmental modeling and meteorology.


Academic Faculty

Dr. Jorge Passamani Zubelli Professor & Department Chair, Mathematics
Dr. Robert Bennell Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies