We study science to understand our world. We develop technology to improve our life. The programmes at the Division of Science and Technology are designed to help our students understand the world around them. They can apply acquired knowledge and skills to develop a long, rewarding, and fulfilling career. Our life science programmes are highly diverse: food and environment science programmes provide training in chemistry and biology with specific applications while applied psychology and food technology expose students to both theory and modern technologies that affect our everyday life. Our mathematical science and technology programmes (computer, data, statistics and financial mathematics) are designed to train students to meet the many challenges of a digital society.

With our dedicated teaching, research and administrative staff, the Division of Science and Technology is committed to providing the best possible learning environment and a unique experience for students at UIC.

Prof. Huaxiong Huang
Chair Professor & Dean
Division of Science and Technology


Prof. Huaxiong Huang

Prof. Huang received his BSc in mathematics from Fudan University and PhD from the Institute of Applied Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. He worked as a full Professor at York University before joining UIC.  

Prof. Huang has long been one of the leading industrial applied mathematicians in Canada with a strong international reputation. His research covers a wide range of topics, including fluid mechanics and scientific computing, with applications in finance, biology, physiology and medicine. He has published over 100 papers and serves on the editorial board of several academic journals.

Prof. Huang was a JSPS Visiting Fellow at the University of Tokyo, a three-time Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris VI. He has been a recipient of the Canadian Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society- Fields Institute Industrial Mathematics Prize, and is a Lifetime Fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, where he served as Deputy Director from 2016 to 2019.