School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science



The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is home to world-class researchers who seek sustainable solutions for problems faced by contemporary society. Often, these researchers work as part of multi-disciplinary groups, providing unique and useful insights. 

Research in the School covers a variety of topics in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Areas of specialisation include:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Data Science
  • Differential Equations
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Education
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Theoretical Fluid Dynamics
  • Theoretical Statistics
  • Topology
Prof Rituparno Goswami

Prof Rituparno Goswami

Academic Leader: Research | 031 260 1036


The South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) was established in 2006 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF).

It is designed to attract and retain excellence in research and innovation at South African public universities through the establishment of Research Chairs at public universities in South Africa with a long-term investment trajectory of up to fifteen years.

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Student Dissertations

Research Space is an institutional repository of the University’s publications. It was developed to increase the visibility, availability and impact of its research output. Take a look at publications from the disciplines within the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.