Welcome to The Computational Mathematics Group at the University of Alberta!

Computational methods are extraordinarily useful in helping us to understand mathematical models arising from many physical phenomena. Our group consists of faculty members and graduate students at the University of Alberta's Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. We are interested in using insights from mathematical analysis to develop efficient numerical algorithms for solving problems in science and engineering such as high-frequency wave propagation, seismic imaging, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, etc. We employ and develop various tools and methods in applied mathematics such as wavelets/framelet methods, finite difference method, finite element method, neural networks, and parallel computing to tackle problems of interest. Over the years, our research work has been partly supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Westgrid, Compute Canada Calcul Canada, and MITACS.


Central Academic Building (CAB) 632
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2G1

Faculty Members

         Bin Han,  Professor of Mathematics
Email: bhan_AT_ualberta.ca   Google Scholar MathSciNet
Research interests:
  • Applied harmonic analysis: Wavelet theory with applications to image processing, data sciences, and numerical PDEs, spline and sparse approximation
  • Computational mathematics and scientific computing: Time-harmonic wave propagation problems, the Helmholtz equation, Burgers' equations, PDEs with rough coefficients and singularity, interface problems
  • Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD): Subdivision schemes for curves and surfaces, spline approximation
  • Deep learning and data sciences

         Peter Minev,  Professor of Mathematics
Email: minev_AT_ualberta.ca   Google Scholar MathSciNet
Research interests:
  • Fictitious domain methods for fluid-structure interaction problems
  • Methods for free boundary problems
  • Lagrangian and Eulerian-Lagrangian algorithms using finite elements
  • Projection and artificial compressibility methods for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
  • Numerical methods for MHD Mathematical modelling of multiphase flows
  • Scientific computing/supercomputing; parallel algorithms

         Yau Shu Wong,  Professor of Mathematics
Email: yauwong_AT_ualberta.ca   ResearchGate MathSciNet
Research interests:
  • Applied and industrial mathematics
  • Numerical analysis and scientific computing
  • Solving practical problems in sciences and engineering                
  • Computational aerodynamics and aeroelasticity
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Data mining techniques

Current Graduate Students

         Qiwei Feng,  PhD student
Email: qfeng_AT_ualberta.ca  arXiv MathSciNet
  • Qiwei is a PhD student supervised by Dr. Peter Minev and Dr. Bin Han.
  • Major awards and scholarships: Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship, Chu Shu Ying Graduate Scholarship in Computational Mathematics.
  • Research interests:
    • High order finite difference methods for Poisson interface problems with singular sources
    • Discrete maximum principle for elliptic interface problems with discontinuous coefficients
    • Helmholtz interface problems with reduced pollution.
    • High frequency solutions in the porous media equations, and singular perturbation problems.
  • Publications during graduate program:

         Michelle Michelle,  PhD student
Email: mmichelle_AT_ualberta.ca   ResearchGate MathSciNet

Recent alumni

         Ran Lu,  PhD (2021)
Email: rlu3_AT_ualberta.ca   ResearchGate MathSciNet

         Rahim Usubov,  MSc (2021)
Email: usubov_AT_ualberta.ca  

         Roman Frolov,  PhD (2020)
Email: frolov_AT_ualberta.ca  

         Chenzhe Diao,  PhD (2018)
Email: diao_AT_ualberta.ca  

Some journals on computational mathematics and scientific computing

  • Advances in Computational Mathematics
  • Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics and Computation
  • Applied Numerical Mathematics
  • Communications in Computational Physics
  • Computers & Mathematics with Applications
  • Foundations of Computational Mathematics
  • IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
  • International Journal of Numerical Analysis & Modeling
  • Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Journal of Computational Physics
  • Journal of Scientific Computing
  • Mathematics of Computation
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (SIAM)
  • Numerical Algorithms
  • Numerische Mathematik
  • SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences
  • SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
  • SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
  • SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing