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Mathematics is an exact science that describes and deals with patterns within quantities, changes and structures, and the relationships between these. It is a broad subject that entails both intra-scientific issues and applications and method within the fields of science, medicine, the social sciences and, increasingly, the humanities.

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In search of collaborators after the March 13 Lunch Pitch.

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New faculty for Stress Response Modeling excellence center

IceLab seeks faculty for Stress Response Modeling excellence center.

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Microbial eco-evolutionary research collaboration with Korea

STINT-funded research collaboration with Inha University researchers begins with a visit to Incheon, Korea

IceLab receives large grant for interdisciplinary research

The Swedish Research Council investigates millions in ground-breaking research environments.

Computer support helps students with mathematical difficulties

Students who are stuck can get digital guidance – new form of feedback evaluated in dissertation.

Getting closer to solving one of biology's great mysteries

Eric Libbys study provides new insights into the evolution of complex life on Earth.

Stormy, gloomy and hopeful when researchers exhibit their work

Manya Sundström and Mattias Marklund have published a poem with photographs in “Mathematical Intelligencer”.

To count on all students

Helena increases knowledge about preschool teacher's ability to follow pupils' mathematics learning.

Students have little opportunity to work with mathematical problems

Jonas Jäder has in his thesis studied some of the components that are valuable for students' problem solving.

Rare animals and plants organize in ghettos to survive

The unexpected ecological pattern is the conclusion of a study about biodiversity in competitive environments.

Problem-solving helps pupils to learn mathematics

Johan shows that the pupils’ knowledge would improve if larger emphasis was placed on problem solving.

Umeå mathematics duo with article that tops philosophy research

Mathematicians' article on mathematical aesthetics in well-respected philosophy journal chosen as top article.


IT manager returns to his roots in the Industrial Doctoral School

Region Västerbotten is investing in AI research in close collaboration with the University.


Integrated Science Lab (Icelab)
We take a modelling approach for causal understanding and connect researchers from different backgrounds.

Research projects

Stress Response Modeling at IceLab

A multidisciplinary complexity center formed to unveil universal principles and adaptive mechanisms in living systems under stress.

Duration 1 January 2024
Type of project Research project
Mathematical Modeling for Sustainable Development and Societal Change
Research area: Mathematics
Duration 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2029
Type of project Research project
Statistical Learning for Chronosilviculture
Research area: Botany, Mathematics, Statistics
Duration 1 February 2023 until 31 January 2025
Type of project Post-doc project
The evolutionary origins of developmental programs
Research area: Infection biology, Mathematics
Duration 1 January 2023 until 31 December 2026
Type of project Research project
Trade-offs in Nonconvex Learning
Research area: Mathematics, Statistics
Duration 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2027
Type of project Research project

Research groups

Biostatistics and bioinformatics
The biostatistics and bioinformatics group at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Umeå University, is led by Dr. Patrik Rydé...
Research area: Mathematics, Statistics
Computational Mathematics
More about our research group
Research area: Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics
More about our research in Discrete Mathematics.
Research area: Mathematics
Eric Libby lab
We are interested in how simple organisms evolve into complex ones.
Functional Data Analysis and Spatial Statistics
The research group is led by Prof. Sara Sjöstedt de Luna at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.
Research area: Mathematics, Statistics
Geometric Deep Learning
Our research in geometric deep learning is concerned with investigating the role of symmetries and other geometric structures in the context of dee...
Research area: Mathematics, Statistics
More about our research in Geometry
Research area: Mathematics
Mathematical Modeling and Analysis
More about our research in Mathematical Modeling and Analysis
Research area: Mathematics
Mathematical Programming
Mathematical Programming Group develops theory, methods, and software for efficiently solving optimization and decision problems using modern...
Research area: Mathematics, Statistics
Semiparametric regression and numerical methods
We are interested in developing scalable methods for fitting generalized additive models with various shape constraints.
Research area: Mathematics, Statistics
Statistical Learning and Inference for Spatio-Temporal Data
Research in signal/image analysis and statistical learning and inference for spatio-temporal data.
Research area: Cancer, Mathematics, Statistics