Ph. D. in Mathematics, Faculty of Science (FOS), is a programme that fosters pure and applied research in different branches of Mathematics. The Mathematics Group offers postgraduate research opportunities in a number of areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research and Financial Mathematics. A particular focus initiative of the Group is the recently-established Mathematical Modelling and Simulation Cluster, which aims to pursue research in areas such as mathematical epidemiology, inventory analysis, hydrology, crop production and the properties of nanoparticles. One important resource available to the Modelling and Simulation Cluster is UBD’s BlueGene supercomputer, which is currently the only supercomputer in South East Asia.
The Programme is designed for qualified individuals, who wish to acquire advanced knowledge, as well as analytical and research skills in Pure and Applied Mathematics.
Students interested in starting a Masters or Doctoral degree in Mathematics at UBD should in the first instance contact one or more of the staff members, and liaise with them to design a suitable research project.
Aims and ScopeThe PhD Programme in Mathematics aims to make researchers and scientists with high level specialised skills in order to cope with the increased demands of governments, industries, banks, hospitals etc. The scope of the Programme is to provide students the necessary specific scientific information, as well as to train them to develop their skills and analytical capabilities.
StructureStudents conduct research on an approved research topic, under the supervision of one or more staff members. Upon completion of their research, they submit a Thesis, which normally does not exceed 100,000 words.
AssessmentAssessment includes examination of the Thesis by internal and external examiners. As stipulated in the relevant UBD regulations the examiners may subject a candidate to an oral examination or any other test they think necessary to assess the acceptability of the Thesis. Periodic assessment of the progress of the candidate is carried out as stipulated in the relevant UBD regulations.
Areas of Research/ Specialisation
Contact: Programme Leader in Mathematical & Computing Sciences (Dr Haji Abdul Ghani Haji Naim), Graduate and Research, FOS, UBD
Complete programme details can also be found here .
Professor Dr. Victor Didenko
Approximation of pseudo-differential operators
AP Dr. Sannay Mohamad
Functional differential equations.
Impulsive differential/difference equations.
Stability and oscillations in dynamical systems.
Mathematical models of neural networks, population dynamics, epidemics, etc.
Computer (or numerical) simulations of differential equations, functional differential equations, and impulsive differential equations.
Dr. Malcolm Anderson
Mathematical physics and cosmology
Population dynamics and epidemiology
Dr. Saiful Azmi Hj Husain
Modelling and simulation.
High performance computing.
Dr. Abby Tan Chee Hong
Dean of FOS
Stochastic volatility, interest rate and their implications on option prices large claims and factors contributing to it.
Study of Brunei’s healthcare insurance claims, particularly large claims and factors contributing to it.
Numerical solutions of partial differential equation involving options.
Time series models.
Long-ranged dependence stochastic processes.
Extension of Markowitz’s portfolio optimisation method.
Dr. Norhayati Hamzah
Dynamical systems and chaos
Mathematical modelling : medicine, ecology, epidemiology
Dr. Yeo Wee Ping
Numerical Analysis: Spline functions on triangulations
Refinable stable local spline basis functions
Macro-element Riesz bases
Dr. Md Mustafizur Rahman
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD),
Modelling and simulation of the application of nanofluids on heat transfer problems.
Renewable/Solar energy technology (modeling, simulation & socio-economic issues)
Dr. Elvynna Leong Md Dennis Leong
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Dr. Yong Shiaw Yin
Road Safety and driving behaviour .
Intelligent traffic system
Dyg Hasnah Hj Hassan
Mathematical modelling of air quality, air pollution,
atmospheric transport, population and traffic flows.
Environmental issues: Climate change, air pollution and energy.
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