The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is committed to a strong research culture with a long-standing reputation for its links with industry, business and the wider community.
The School of Mathematical Sciences at UTS plays a vital role in the University’s major research institutes and interests as listed below.
Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) – Professor Lindsay Botten
CUDOS is an ARC (Australian Research Council) Centre of Excellence in collaboration with five universities. CUDOS focus on theoretical and computational modelling of photonic devices. Its goal is to develop an optical signal processor, also known as the "photonic chip".
Quantitative Finance Research Centre (QFRC) – Professor Eckhard Platen, Professor Alex Novikov
QFRC is a joint initiative between the Schools of Finance and Economics and the School of Mathematical Sciences at UTS Science. QFRC's mission is to manage risk in finance.
The School of Mathematical Science’s focus on the development of quantitative models of financial markets, such as the effects of random fluctuations in prices, and providing estimates of the degree to which an organization’s assets are at risk because of investment strategies. Financial managers use these estimates to manage the organization’s exposure to that risk.
The Program for Research in Energy and Emissions Markets (PREEM) aims to develop models and quantitative tools for unified pricing and risk management platforms for energy and environmental markets; it is also working towards the development and introduction of prudential standards for Energy Markets (similar to Basel for Banking and Finance).