Mathematical Sciences

Faculty and Staff List

Professors Emeriti
I.R. Graham, B.Sc., Ph.D.
R.A. Mathon, Dipl. Ing., M.Sc., Ph.D.
F.D. Tall, A.B., Ph.D.
S. Tanny, B.Sc., Ph.D.
A. Wilk, B.Sc.
W. Weiss, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professors and Lecturers
I. Binder, B.Sc., Ph.D.
A. Burazin, Hon.B.Sc., M.Sc, Ph.D.
D. Dauvergne, B.Sc., M.Sc, Ph.D.
J. De Simoi, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
S. Fuchs, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
M. Groechenig, B.Sc., Ph.D.
T. Holden, B.Math., M.Math., Ph.D.
M. Karrass, Hons B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.
Y. Karshon, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
K. Khanin, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Y. Liokumovich, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
A. Rennet, B.A., Ph.D.
L. Seco, B.Sc, Ph.D
A. Shankar, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Y. Shlapentokh-Rothman, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
J. Thind, Honours B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
M. Tvalavadze, B.Sc., Ph.D.
S. Unger, B.Sc., Ph.D.
M. Wesslén, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
M. Yampolsky, Ph.D.
T. Yusun, B.Sc., M.Sc, Ph.D.
K. Zhang, B.Sc., Ph.D.

Ilia Binder
Room 3016, Deerfield Hall

Vice-Chair, Mathematics and Statistics
Jacopo De Simoi
Room 3040, Deerfield Hall

Associate Chair, Mathematics
Maria Wesslén
Room 3048, Deerfield Hall

Academic Advisor and Undergraduate Program Administrator
Laura Ferlito


Mathematics teaches one to think analytically and creatively. It is a foundation for advanced careers in a knowledge-based economy. The past century has been a remarkable one for discovery in mathematics. Problems in computer science, physics, biology, and economics have opened new fields of mathematical inquiry, and discoveries at the most abstract level, for example in number theory, have led to breakthroughs in applied areas.

The Mathematical Sciences Specialist Program at U of T Mississauga provides students with a solid foundation in the fundamental theoretical aspects of the mathematical sciences along with a broad range of techniques for applying this theory. The Major and Minor Programs in Mathematical Sciences consist largely of MAT courses, and may be combined with programs in other subjects.

First-year Courses

Most first-year students at U of T Mississauga take courses in calculus. This could be either a year long Y course (MAT133Y5 or MAT137Y5 or MAT157Y5) or two one-semester H courses (MAT132H5, MAT134H5) or (MAT135H5, MAT136H5).

MAT133Y5 serves students in Commerce, Economics or Management who do not wish to take courses in Mathematics or Statistics beyond the 100 level. It cannot be used as a prerequisite for any other MAT course, except for students who have also completed MAT233H5. MAT133Y5 counts as a Science course for distribution purposes.

Students in the above subjects who wish to do a Major in Statistics or Mathematics should take (MAT135H5, MAT136H5) or MAT137Y5 or MAT157Y5 instead.

(MAT132H5, MAT134H5) and (MAT135H5, MAT136H5) are comparable in terms of mathematical content and difficulty, but differ in the nature of applications. (MAT132H5, MAT134H5) are specifically designed for students in the Life Sciences, and are often taken at the same time as BIO152H5. (MAT135H5, MAT136H5) give a sense of the wide-ranging applications of calculus to the physical, biological and social sciences.

MAT137Y5 and MAT157Y5 are for students who know when they enter university that they wish to study Mathematics or Computer Science (including Bioinformatics). Students in Statistics, Physics or Economics who are mathematically inclined will also enjoy these courses. MAT157Y5 offers the rigour and depth needed to prepare students for advanced studies in mathematics. Students with a very serious interest in mathematics should therefore consider taking MAT157Y5.

MAT102H5 is a special course for beginning Mathematical Sciences students. It is intended to bridge the gap between high school mathematics, where mathematical proofs and logical arguments are often omitted, and university level mathematics, where proofs are critical to a full understanding of the material.

A wide variety of upper level courses is available to students who have the proper prerequisites. Students should feel free to consult the department regarding course selection.

Students should also review the Degree Requirements section prior to selecting courses