Master of Science in Mathematics by Research

Masters of Science 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.


Programme Details

Aims and Scope
The MSc 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. Also, students wishing to continue their studies at a PhD level, have the opportunity to prepare themselves for carrying out PhD research. 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.

Students 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 60,000 words.



Areas of Research/ Specialisation


For more information

Contact:   Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in FOS (nb.ude.dbu@sgninnej.semaj :liame- sgninneJ treboR semaJ .rD)


Complete programme details can also be found here .


Faculty Member and Contact Details

Research Interests

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abby Tan Chee Hong

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.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akira Kinjo

Mathematical modeling of ecological evolutionary developmental systems.
Probabilistic modeling of biological sequences.
Monte Carlo and evolutionary simulations.
Fuzzy clustering algorithms.

Dr. Malcolm Anderson

Mathematical physics and cosmology
Petrophysics modelling
Differential geometry
Population dynamics and epidemiology

Dr. Saiful Azmi Hj Husain

Climate and Weather Modelling and Simulation.
Agrotechnology and Material Sciences.

Dr. Norhayati Hamzah

Dynamical systems and chaos
Mathematical modelling : medicine, ecology, epidemiology
Bifurcation Theory
Numerical computation

Dr. Yeo Wee Ping

Numerical Analysis: Spline functions on triangulations
Refinable stable local spline basis functions
Macro-element Riesz bases

Dr. Elvynna Leong Md Dennis Leong

Survival analysis
Middle censoring
Biostatistics modelling
Mathematics education

Dr. Yong Shiaw Yin

Road Safety and driving behaviour .
Intelligent traffic system

Dr. Nurul Huda Mohammad Ramli

Stochastic trajectory modelling in atmospheric transport problems Computational methods in geophysical fluid dynamics Density estimation

Dr. Md Haziq Md Jamil

Statistical methodology and computation.
Latent variable models.
Spatio-temporal modelling.
Gaussian process regression.
Applications in social sciences.

Dr. Sakander Hayat

Statistical modeling of graph-theoretic topological indices in prediction of thermodynamic properties of hydrocarbons.
Graph theory & linear algebra (Graphs with few distinct eigenvalues).
Fault-tolerance of resolvability in computer architectures.
Extremal toplogical indices of graphs with given parameters.
Graph theory in social networks.

Dyg Hasnah Hj Hassan

Mathematical modelling of air quality, air pollution,
atmospheric transport, population and traffic flows.
Operations research.
Environmental issues: Climate change, air pollution and energy.