The PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics offers an open ended research platform through which you may work with leading researchers in a number of computational and applied fields. Many industrial sectors and occupations are heavily reliant on the ability to interpret problems and creatively meaningful solutions and analysis thereof. Industrial settings include but are not limited to, banking, quantitative finance, algorithmic trading, operations research, supply chain and mining.
In the course of a PhD, you will become adept at independently conducting high-calibre original research. With the guidance of a leading researcher in your chosen field, you will be expected to produce original research contributions that further the science. By the end of your PhD, your publication record, knowledge and abilities will have progressed to the point where you are an acknowledged expert in your field and ready to pursue Post-Doctoral research.
When you pursue a PhD, the research that you conduct will be formulated by you and your chosen supervisor. The wide variety of research interests in the school allow you to work on problems that you find interesting and which the broader community considers important.
Why study at Wits?
The computational and applied mathematics department employs world leading researchers in the fields of continuum mechanics, partial differential equations, symmetry analysis, optimisation, financial modelling, numerical methods and analysis and mathematical modelling. It is with this strength that we are able to offer a world-class education and skill-set, adequately preparing candidates for future endeavours.