Lakehead Mathematics Graduate Program


The primary objective of the graduate program in Mathematical Sciences is to provide advanced training in research, while offering students opportunities to expand their experience and knowledge. The program gives students the chance to investigate specific problems in the mathematical sciences and then develop essential skills in scholarly writing under the supervision of a highly qualified faculty advisor.  Many of our graduates go on to doctoral programs at other universities, while others apply their skills in industry or as teachers.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science. For general inquiries,  please contact our our Graduate Program Coordinator:

Dr. Tianxuan Miao


Our Graduate Programs

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science.   Students have two choices: the thesis program or the course program.

(a) The Thesis Program: This program consists of three full graduate courses (or six half-courses), which must include the Graduate Seminar, as well as a thesis. (The thesis is considered to be the equivalent of two full courses.)

(b) The Course Program:
¨This program consists of four full graduate courses (or eight half-courses), again, including the Graduate Seminar, and a major project. (The major project is considered to be the equivalent of one full course.)

For the official regulations, please consult the
For a list of courses offered by the Department, please see:

Research of the Department
The topic of your research will normally complement that of our faculty.  We have an active group of twelve faculty members, who are core faculty for graduate programs at Lakehead as determined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The department has a significant mathematical breadth, covering areas such as algebra (commutative algebra, group rings), analysis (classical analysis, abstract harmonic analysis, C*-algebras, Banach spaces, operator theory), numerical analysis, mathematical physics, operations research, probability and statistics. The expertise of the faculty enables the department to provide a wide spectrum of graduate courses and thesis/project subjects to meet the needs of our students.

For more on the research of the department, please see and consult the individual pages of faculty.

How to apply to our Graduate Program
All communications or materials connected with the application should be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, preferably before January 15.  They should not be sent to the Department of Mathematical Sciences, as it will only delay the processing of your application. The processing of the application does not begin until all requested materials are in.

For more information, view the Graduate Studies Program website for more information on how to apply. 

Funding in our Graduate Program
Lakehead University may offer to the full-time graduate  students registered in a graduate degree program a graduate assistantship  for a maximum of two years. The value of the assistantship for the year is approximately $9,000. The appointment consists of approximately ten hours  of work per week during the Fall and Winter terms with a total of 270 hours.

In addition, graduate students entering the program may qualify for a research assistantship in the areas of faculty research specialization. These are funded from individual faculty research grants and are awarded on an on-going basis, subject to the availability of funds. There is no additional application needed in order to be considered for a research assistantship, the applicants should indicate the research area in which they wish to be considered.

Also, all applicants are automatically considered for one or more of these awards:

  • Special Entrance award $1,500

  • C.J. Sanders Graduate Award in Mathematics $857 (one only)

Current and Past Graduate Students
Year Name Supervisor Title


Yiwei (Vicky) Wang


W. Huang



Andrew Brown

L. Liu

Cross-Entropy Method for Task Assignment Optimization Problems


Xialan Dou

L. Liu

Data Mining in Financial Risk Management


Andrew Garro

D. Li

Sampling Techniques: a comparison of two sector funds


Kyla Groulx

F. Ting

L. Liu

Superconductivity and the Ginzburg-Landau Equations


Ashley Hindman

F. Ting

D. Li

Computation of an uncertainty index using entropy


Rachael Sundell

M. Ilie

Homomorphisms of L^1(G) into M(H)


Craig Kainulainen

Dr. Y. Chen
Dr. D. Li

Average Distance Results in Geometric Figures and Compact Connected Spaces


Aaron Pearson

Dr. R. Ansica
Dr. M.Ilie

Haussdorff Dimensions of Cantor Sets

2012 Ashwini Bhat Dr. A. Van Tuyl Associated Primes of Powers of the Alexander Dual of Path Ideals of Trees
2012 Fei Wang
Dr. W. Huang,
Dr.T. Miao  
Logistic Regression Model: Vital Signs to Predict In-hospital Mortality
2010 Christopher Chlebovec Dr. R. Anisca

Subspaces of l_2(X) without approximation property

2009 Gaspar Asampana Dr. W. Huang Open Shop Problem with Pre-emptions to Minimize Makespan 
2009 Kevin Jurcik
Dr. W. Huang,
Dr. A. Van Tuyl
Open Shop Scheduling to Minimize Makespan 
2008 Emerald Adjei
Dr. R. Anisca,
Dr. M. Ilie
Fourier transform in analysis
2008 Bobbi-Lee C. Anderson Dr. L. Liu Mathematical Algorithms for Optimal Composition 
2007 Jing He Dr. A. Van Tuyl The path ideal of a tree and its properties
2007 Manli Yan Dr. D. Li Limit Theorems for Renewal Processes without Variance
2006 Yi Hua
Dr. L. Liu,
Dr. F. Ting,
Dr. B. Liao 
Numerical Modeling of Diffusion and Reaction in Membrane Attached Biofilms
2006 Dong Liu Dr. D. Li LIL for L-Statistics without Variance
2006 Zhongxian Men Dr. W. Huang Dense Scheduling in Open-Shop Scheduling Problems 
2006 Qingxiang Yan Dr. W. Huang Empirical Study of Dense Schedule Performance Ratio 
2005 Kevin B. Davies Dr. L. Liu Three dimensional symmetric pyramidal finite elements
2005 Jingbo Hong Dr. W. Huang Optimization models in Actuarial Science 
2005 Zhongkui Liu Dr. D. Li Discussion of the Crisis Triage Rating Scale
2005 Qiang Nie Dr. L. Liu Automatic Assignment Management System
2005 Radcliffe Siddo Dr. D. Li Statistical Methods to Analyze Thunder Bay's Sexual Health Related Issues
2005 Kewei Yuan
Dr. L. Liu,
Dr. Y.Chen
Finite element method for 3D nonlinear boundary problem
2005 Xiangfeng Yang
Dr. W. Huang,
Dr. M. Liu
Using a Matlab software package to solve an ODE Problem(Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering)
2004 Xiaolan Chang Dr. W. Huang Real Option Approach to Evaluating the Strategy of Traffic Infrastructure Investment 
2004 Bao-Em Nguyen Dr. D. Li A Supplement to Precise Asymptotics in the Law of the Iterated Logarithm
2002 Trevor Warren Dr. L .Liu Wavelet methods for solving partial differential equations
2000 Suoju He Dr. D. Li Simulation Test of Asymptotic Behaviour for Hierarchical Sequences