Department of Mathematics
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 peerreviewed research awards. The department is committed to disseminating mathematical knowledge through innovative teaching, excellence in research and friendly learning environment
The BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics program offers training in mathematical problemsolving techniques with a reduced emphasis on abstract theory. The program is tailored to the student who will need to apply mathematical, statistical, and computational methods to practical problems.
Applied mathematics includes the theoretical portions of physics, chemistry, biomedicine, engineering, economics, finance, and a wide variety of other disciplines. Recent advances in computing technology have made the use of quantitative methods of even greater importance in these disciplines.
Prospects for employment opportunities for graduates in the mathematical and statistical sciences are excellent. There is a growing demand for professional mathematicians and statisticians in almost every sector of the job market, including the engineering and telecommunications industries; computer services and software development; actuarial and financial services; pharmaceutical industry and medical services; market research agencies; government laboratories and the military services; as well as academics and teaching.
Program Objectives
 Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of applied mathematicians and statisticians.
 Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if they so desire.
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 multidisciplinary team as a member or leader.
 An ability to formulate, and to solve, mathematical models of realworld 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, lifelong 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 problemsolving skills, a rare and highlyvalued 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, highlypaid, 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.
To be recommended for the degree of BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, students must satisfactorily complete the courses in the specified categories as set out below. The categories cover an extended set of requirements, including the Applied Mathematics and Statistics core and Technical Electives requirements. The normal length of the program is 140 credits.
Degree Requirements
To be recommended for the degree of BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, students must satisfactorily complete the courses in the specified categories as set out below. The categories cover the University General Education Requirements and the Applied Mathematics and Statistics core and Technical Electives requirements. The normal length of the undergraduate BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics program is 134 credits, comprising 43 credits of University General Education Requirements (GER) and 91 credits of specific Major requirements.
University General Education Requirements (GER)
 English Communication (8 credits)
ENGL111  English Communication I  4 cr. 
ENGL112  English Communication II  4 cr. 
 Mathematics and Sciences (20 credits)
MATH111  Calculus I  4 cr. 
MATH112  Calculus II  4 cr. 
CHEM115  Introduction to General Chemistry for Engineers  4 cr. 
PHYS121  University Physics I  4 cr. 
PHYS122  University Physics II  4 cr. 
 Business Studies (6 credits)
Two, threecredit, courses in Business Studies are required for all students, and one of these courses must be BUSS322 Innovation and Private Enterprise in Science.
 Humanities and Social Sciences (9 credits)
Three, threecredit, courses in Humanities and Social Sciences are required for all students.
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Requirements
 Additional Science, Computing and Business Requirements (10 credits)
Students must take the following three courses
Course Code  Course Title  Credit Hours 
BIOL101  Fundamentals of Biology  3 cr. 
ENGR113  Introduction to Computing using Matlab  4 cr. 
BUSS201  Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance  3 cr. 
 Science/Engineering Electives (12 credits)
Students can choose from the following list to satisfy their Science/Engineering Elective requirements for Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
Course Code  Course Title  Credit 
BMED202  Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals  4 cr. 
BMED211  Physiological Systems and Modeling I  4 cr. 
BMED212  Physiological Systems and Modeling II  4 cr. 
CHEM211  Organic Chemistry  4 cr. 
CHEM311  Biochemistry  4 cr. 
ECCE230  ObjectOriented Programming  3 cr. 
ENGR200  Statics  3 cr. 
ISYE331  Stochastic Processes  3 cr. 
ISYE341  Simulation Analysis and Design  4 cr. 
ISYE351  Production, Operations and Inventory Management  3 cr. 
ISYE430  Supply Chain and Logistics  3 cr. 
ISYE431  Forecasting and Time Series  3 cr. 
ISYE441  Advanced Simulation  4 cr. 
ISYE480  Financial Engineering  3 cr. 
MECH201  Engineering Dynamics  3 cr. 
MECH225  Mechanics of Solids  4 cr. 
MECH240  Thermodynamics  3 cr. 
MECH335  Fluid Dynamics  4 cr. 
 Applied Mathematics and Statistics Core Requirements (54 credits)
Course Code  Course Title  Credit 
MATH231  Calculus III  3 cr. 
MATH204  Linear Algebra  3 cr. 
MATH206  Differential Equations  3 cr. 
MATH243  Probability and Statistical Inference  3 cr. 
ISYE251  Operations Research I  4 cr. 
MATH214  Mathematical and Statistical Software  3 cr. 
MATH352  Elementary Theory and Applications of Functions of a Complex Variable  3 cr. 
MATH314  Real Analysis and Probability  4 cr. 
MATH315  Advanced Linear Algebra  3 cr. 
MATH316  Partial Differential Equations  3 cr. 
MATH317  Nonparametric Statistics  3 cr. 
MATH318  Multivariate Statistics  3 cr. 
MATH319  Numerical Analysis I  3 cr. 
MATH399  Internship  1 cr. 
MATH412  Optimization  3 cr. 
MATH419  Numerical Analysis II  3 cr. 
MATH450  Senior Project I  3 cr. 
MATH451  Senior Project II  3 cr. 
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Technical Electives (15 credits)
To satisfy the BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics Technical Elective requirement, students must take courses from the following list. Students may be allowed to choose technical electives from the Financial Mathematics concentration and Mathematical Biology concentration with department approval.
Course Code  Course Title  Credit 
MATH411  Modern Algebra  3 cr. 
MATH413  Game Theory  3 cr. 
MATH414  Discrete Mathematics  3 cr. 
MATH415  Design of Experiments  3 cr. 
MATH416  Sample Survey Design and Analysis  3 cr. 
Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Financial Mathematics (Concentration)
Students may select a Financial Mathematics Concentration before selecting the Science/Engineering Electives. A concentration at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology leads to a specialized award or degree and will be specified on the diploma and the student’s academic record.
The Financial Mathematics concentration requires the student to select BUSS150 as their Business Elective and ISYE480 from the list of Science/Engineering Electives and replace all technical electives with the following five courses.
Course Code  Course Title  Credit 
MATH421  Econometrics  3 cr. 
MATH422  Stochastic Differential Equations  3 cr. 
MATH423  Financial Risk Analysis  3 cr. 
MATH424  Optimal Control Theory  3 cr. 
MATH425  Financial Portfolio Management  3 cr. 
Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Mathematical Biology (Concentration)
Students may select a Mathematical Biology Concentration before selecting their Science/Engineering Electives. The Mathematical Biology concentration requires the student to select BMED202, BMED211 from the list of Science/Engineering Electives and replace all technical electives with the following five courses.
Course Code  Course Title  Credit 
MATH431  Computational Methods in Biology  3 cr. 
MATH432  Mathematical Models in Biology  3 cr. 
MATH433  Biostatistics  3 cr. 
MATH434  Bioinformatics  3 cr. 
MATH435  Mathematical Imaging  3 cr. 
Academic Faculty
Jorge P. Zubelli
Professor & Chair of Mathematics
 Department of Mathematics
 jorge.zubelli@ku.ac.ae
Rachad Zaki
Assistant Professor
 Department of mathematics
 rachad.zaki@ku.ac.ae
Faisal Shah Khan
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Science
 faisal.khan@ku.ac.ae
Joel LuceroBryan
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics
 joel.bryan@ku.ac.ae
Samuel Feng
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
 samuel.feng@ku.ac.ae
Anoop Sivasankaran
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences
 anoop.sivasankaran@ku.ac.ae
Waldo Arriagada Silva
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Science
 waldo.arriagada@ku.ac.ae
Zanin Kavazovic
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics
 zanin.kavazovic@ku.ac.ae
Oluwaseun Sharomi
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
 oluwaseun.sharomi@ku.ac.ae
Mohamed Kamel Riahi
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences
 mohamed.riahi@ku.ac.ae
Jianyi Lin
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Science
 jianyi.lin@ku.ac.ae
Mohammad Al Khaleel
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics
 mohammad.alkhaleel@ku.ac.ae
Abdullahi Umar
Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Mathematics
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
 abdullahi.umar@ku.ac.ae
Alip Mohammed
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences
 maimaiti.alifu@ku.ac.ae
Alrazi Abdeljabbar
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Science
 alrazi.abdeljabbar@ku.ac.ae
Davide Batic
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
 davide.batic@ku.ac.ae
Fawaz Hjouj
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences
 fawaz.hjouj@ku.ac.ae
Khaled Dib
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences
 khaled.dib@ku.ac.ae
Mohamed Soufiane Jouini
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics
 mohamed.jouini@ku.ac.ae
Ryan Fernandes
Associate Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
 ryan.fernandes@ku.ac.ae
Robert Bennell
Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Science
 robert.bennell@ku.ac.ae
Andriy Didenko
Associate Chair
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
 andriy.didenko@ku.ac.ae
Mohd Halim Shariff
Associate Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics
 mohd.shariff@ku.ac.ae
Mo’tassem AlArydah
Assistant Professor
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences
 motassem.alarydah@ku.ac.ae
Lecturers
Ahmed Ameur
Lecturer
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Science
 ahmed.ameur@ku.ac.ae
Denis Blouin
Lecturer
 Department of Applied Mathematics
 denis.blouin@ku.ac.ae
John Clark
Lecturer
 Department of Applied Mathematics
 john.clark@ku.ac.ae
Neville Martin
Lecturer
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences
 nevile.martin@ku.ac.ae
Mariam Helal Al Hanai
Lecturer
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Science
 mariam.moreeno@ku.ac.ae
Nadia Nwayhed
Lecturer
 Department of Applied Mathematics
 nadia.nwayed@ku.ac.ae
Samira Stitou
Lecturer
 Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
 samira.stitou@ku.ac.ae
The following is a typical study sequence for a student enrolled BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Base Concentration
Year 1  ENGL111 English Communication I  4 cr.  ENGL112 English Communication II  4 cr. 
MATH111 Calculus I  4 cr.  MATH112 Calculus II  4 cr.  
CHEM115 Introduction to General Chemistry for Engineers  4 cr.  PHYS121 University Physics I  4 cr.  
BIOL101 Fundamentals of Biology  3 cr.  ENGR113 Introduction to Computing using Matlab  4 cr.  
Summer  HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences  3 cr.  
Year 2  MATH231 Calculus III  3 cr.  MATH352 Elementary Theory and Applications of Functions of a Complex Variable  3 cr. 
MATH204 Linear Algebra  3 cr.  MATH206 Differential Equations  3 cr.  
MATH243 Probability and Statistical Inference  3 cr.  ISYE251 Operations Research I  4 cr.  
PHYS122 University Physics II  4 cr.  BUSS201 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance  3 cr.  
HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences  3 cr.  MATH214 Mathematical and Statistical Software  3 cr.  
Summer  HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences  3 cr.  
Year 3  MATH314 Real Analysis and Probability  4 cr.  MATH316 Partial Differential Equations  3 cr. 
MATH315 Advanced Linear Algebra  3 cr.  MATH317 Nonparametric Statistics  3 cr.  
MATH318 Multivariate Statistics  3 cr.  MATH319 Numerical Analysis I  3 cr.  
Science/Engineering Elective  4 cr.  Science/Engineering Elective  4 cr.  
BUSSXXX Business Elective  3 cr.  Science/Engineering Elective  4 cr.  
Summer  MATH399 Internship  1 cr.  
Year 4  BUSS322 Innovation and Private Enterprise in Science  3 cr.  MATH413 Game Theory  3 cr. 
MATH419 Numerical Analysis II  3 cr.  MATH414 Discrete Mathematics  3 cr.  
MATH412 Optimization  3 cr.  MATH415 Design of Experiments  3 cr.  
MATH411 Modern Algebra  3 cr.  MATH416 Sample Survey Design and Analysis  3 cr.  
MATH450 Senior Project I  3 cr.  MATH451 Senior Project II  3 cr. 
BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Financial Mathematics Concentration
Year 1  ENGL111 English Communication I  4 cr.  ENGL112 English Communication II  4 cr. 
MATH111 Calculus I  4 cr.  MATH112 Calculus II  4 cr.  
CHEM115 Introduction to General Chemistry for Engineers  4 cr.  PHYS121 University Physics I  4 cr.  
BIOL101 Fundamentals of Biology  3 cr.  ENGR113 Introduction to Computing using Matlab  4 cr.  
Summer  HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences  3 cr.  
Year 2  MATH231 Calculus III  3 cr.  MATH352 Elementary Theory and Applications of Functions of a Complex Variable  3 cr. 
MATH204 Linear Algebra  3 cr.  MATH206 Differential Equations  3 cr.  
MATH243 Probability and Statistical Inference  3 cr.  ISYE251 Operations Research I  4 cr.  
PHYS122 University Physics II  4 cr.  BUSS201 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance  3 cr.  
HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences  3 cr.  MATH214 Mathematical and Statistical Software  3 cr.  
Summer  HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences  3 cr.  
Year 3  MATH314 Real Analysis and Probability  4 cr.  MATH316 Partial Differential Equations  3 cr. 
MATH315 Advanced Linear Algebra  3 cr.  MATH317 Nonparametric Statistics  3 cr.  
MATH318 Multivariate Statistics  3 cr.  MATH319 Numerical Analysis I  3 cr.  
Science/Engineering Elective  4 cr.  Science/Engineering Elective  4 cr.  
BUSS150 Introduction to Economics  3 cr.  ISYE480 Financial Engineering  3 cr.  
Summer  MATH399 Internship  1 cr.  
Year 4  BUSS322 Innovation and Private Enterprise in Science  3 cr.  MATH422 Stochastic Differential Equations  3 cr. 
MATH419 Numerical Analysis II  3 cr.  MATH423 Financial Risk Analysis  3 cr.  
MATH412 Optimization  3 cr.  MATH424 Optimal Control Theory  3 cr.  
MATH421 Econometrics  3 cr.  MATH425 Financial Portfolio Management  3 cr.  
MATH450 Senior Project I  3 cr.  MATH451 Senior Project II  3 cr. 
BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Mathematical Biology Concentration
Year 1  ENGL111 English Communication I  4 cr.  ENGL112 English Communication II  4 cr. 
MATH111 Calculus I  4 cr.  MATH112 Calculus II  4 cr.  
CHEM115 Introduction to General Chemistry for Engineers  4 cr.  PHYS121 University Physics I  4 cr.  
BIOL101 Fundamentals of Biology  3 cr.  ENGR113 Introduction to Computing using Matlab  4 cr.  
Summer  HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences  3 cr.  
Year 2  MATH231 Calculus III  3 cr.  MATH352 Elementary Theory and Applications of Functions of a Complex Variable  3 cr. 
MATH204 Linear Algebra  3 cr.  MATH206 Differential Equations  3 cr.  
MATH243 Probability and Statistical Inference  3 cr.  ISYE251 Operations Research I  4 cr.  
PHYS122 University Physics II  4 cr.  BUSS201 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance  3 cr.  
HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences  3 cr.  MATH214 Mathematical and Statistical Software  3 cr.  
Summer  HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences  3 cr.  
Year 3  MATH314 Real Analysis and Probability  4 cr.  MATH316 Partial Differential Equations  3 cr. 
MATH315 Advanced Linear Algebra  3 cr.  MATH317 Nonparametric Statistics  3 cr.  
MATH318 Multivariate Statistics  3 cr.  MATH319 Numerical Analysis I  3 cr.  
BMED202 Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals  4 cr.  BMED211 Physiological Systems and Modeling  4 cr.  
BUSSXXX Business Elective  3 cr.  Science/Engineering Elective  4 cr.  
Summer  MATH399 Internship  1 cr.  
Year 4  BUSS322 Innovation and Private Enterprise in Science  3 cr.  MATH432 Mathematical Models in Biology  3 cr. 
MATH419 Numerical Analysis II  3 cr.  MATH433 Biostatistics  3 cr.  
MATH412 Optimization  3 cr.  MATH434 Bioinformatics  3 cr.  
MATH431 Computational Methods in Biology  3 cr.  MATH435 Mathematical Imaging  3 cr.  
MATH450 Senior Project I  3 cr.  MATH451 Senior Project II  3 cr. 
Research in the Mathematics Department is funded by local and international agencies and the department is actively working to setting up and developing modern experimental and computing research facilities. 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 peerreviewed research awards.
Research interests of the Mathematics Department faculty are as follows:
Faculty Member  Research Areas 
Dr. Robert Bennell 

Dr. Faisal Shah Khan 

Dr. Rachad Zaki 

Dr. Joel Gregory LuceroBryan 

Dr. Mohd Shariff 

Dr. Samuel Feng 

Dr. Anoop Sivasankaran 

Dr. Waldo Arriagada 

Dr. Oluwaseun Sharomi 

Dr. Gary Miller 

Dr. Fawaz Hjouj 

Dr. Davide Batic 

Dr. Alip Mohammed 

Dr. Mohamed Kamel RIAHI 

Dr. Mohamed Soufiane Jouini 

Dr. Zanin Kavazovic 

Dr. Andriy Didenko 

Dr. Mohammad AlKhaleel 

Dr. Jianyi Lin 

Dr. Abdullahi Umar 

Dr. Ryan I. Fernandes 
