The Department of Mathematics is responsible for curriculum development, teaching, and arranging for visiting lecturers for all mathematics-related modules of all the schools of the IU. The department provides courses that teach basic mathematics, as well as appropriate mathematical applications within various subject areas.
Members of the Department of Mathematics are active in research. Major areas include: optimization, stochastic processes, partial differential equations and numerical analysis, and stability of dynamical and controlled systems. They are authors or co-authors of many research papers published in distinguished international journals such as Mathematical Programming, SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, SIAM Journal on Optimization, ESAIM Journal on Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis, ESAIM Control, Optimization and Calculus of Variations, Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Journal of Differential Equations. The department was awarded the title “Excellent Research Unit” of the Vietnam National University-HCMC in the academic year 2011-2012.
Research projects are carried out and seminar groups are working regularly at the department. The department is also responsible for the Master’s and Ph.D. programs on optimization and control theory at the University of Natural Sciences, VNU-HCMC.