LIAM (Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) was founded in 2002, and its major computing facilities were initially funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Research Chair Program. Additional equipment and regular maintenance have also been supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and a number of industrial and governmental partners.

LIAM has been serving the educational and training needs in industrial and applied mathematics while fostering an interdisciplinary research environment in the research group directed by Dr. Jianhong Wu, a Canada Research Chair, NSERC/Sanofi Industrial Research Chair , and University Distinguished Research Professor

LIAM aims to develop both fundamental theories and cutting-edge techniques of non-linear analysis, dynamical systems and data analytics to resolve complex issues arising from “real-world” applications in ecology, epidemiology, data processing, and neural dynamics.

LIAM welcomes and creates opportunities for international, interdisciplinary and industrial collaborations through an integrated research-training-networking program.