Research in mathematics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology currently emphasizes mathematical modelling and computational science. Within the Faculty of Science, interdisciplinary research is emphasized, and strong research links are also maintained with members of other faculties, including Energy Systems and Nuclear Science in particular.
State-of-the-art infrastructure support for research activities is provided by the SHARCNET (Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network), a high-performance computing consortium of 14 universities and research institutes located in south-central Ontario . UOIT is a member of this consortium, which enables high-speed access to computing facilities at the member institutions. The local infrastructure is managed by the Faculty of Science on behalf of all UOIT faculty. The Faculty of Science also has a complementary Scientific Visualization Laboratory, consisting of a network of high-end scientific workstations and a powerful graphics engine.