Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Discover how prized achievements around the world rely on mathematics and statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics studies numbers to understand why things happen and how to improve society by applying innovative solutions to new technologies.
The study of Mathematics and Statistics at UWA involves data analysis, forecasting, decision making and detailed problem solving, while determining creative ways to improve modern life with mathematical tools and techniques.
The Department has expertise across applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics.
The expertise of the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation research cluster covers matrix groups and computational group theory, permutation groups, graph theory, finite geometry and buildings and matroid theory.
Research within the Department
Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation
Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation explores the abstract concepts that provide the foundations for developments in applied mathematics, science and technology.Read more
Complex Data Analysis
Using innovative techniques, the Complex Data Modelling research group develop mathematical, statistical and computational methodology to support engineering projects.Read more
Quantum information, simulation and algorithms
This discipline researches the potential to harness nature at a deeper level while developing new possibilities for communication and data processing.Read more
Real time Optimisation Scheduling and Logistics
This group’s research develops optimisation, scheduling and control solutions for the mining and offshore extraction sectors and associated operations, such as transport, energy supply and the servicing of remote communities.Read more
Engineering Science Education, Society and Work
The Engineering Science Education, Society and Work research group aims to improve the quality of future generations of engineers and scientists.Read more
Renewable Energy and Microgrids
The Renewable Energy and Microgrids discipline looks at ways to make the modern world’s transition to renewable energy smoother and more efficient.Read more
Oceans research offers expertise in solutions for the development of resources for energy, minerals and food production in the ocean environment.Read more
The Centre for Applied Statistics
The Centre for Applied Statistics provides expert training and consultancy in statistics to enable the University, industry and government to produce excellent research.
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Spotlight on our people
Cheryl E Praeger is a multiple award-winning Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at UWA and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.Read more
Michael SmallTeaching, Research
Professor Michael Small is one of Australia’s highly published mathematicians and has spent his career developing innovative approaches to modelling and predicting future behaviour from data. He has applied this to improving the reliability of engineering systems.Read more
UWA student awarded 2019 Rhodes Scholarship
A mathematician, choral singer and pianist from The University of Western Australia has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes ScholarshipRead more
Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre
The Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre is an alliance between UWA and leading national engineering group Monadelphous to create a world-class teaching and practical training centre for engineering students.
Clough Engineering Student Centre
UWA’s Clough Engineering Student Centre is a dynamic, dedicated space for students within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
EZONE UWA Student Hub
A world-class learning space for engineering and mathematical science students