RESEARCH CLUSTERS
Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Partial differential equations (PDEs) have become the primary approach to the analytical study of models in the physical sciences and engineering since the eighteenth century. In general, usual problems in PDEs revolve around finding solutions of PDEs. At IMSP, we use the techniques such as variational methods and numerical methods (finite difference and finite element). 

BioMathematics Initiative
The UPLB BioMathematics Initiative is a research endeavor that was set up in the year 2010 by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP). It is spearheaded by a group of mathematics educators, researchers and students who work with people from other fields of study such as biology, biophysics, computer science, statistics, chemistry, environmental science and management, agriculture and forestry. 

Coding Theory and Cryptography At present, the cluster concentrates on the algebraic properties of block codes and convolutional codes over rings, the construction of convolutional codes from block codes, the derivation of certain distance bounds, and the structural properties of finite rings, particularly $F_{p^k} + u F_{p^k}$. 


Complex Systems
The Complex Systems Cluster of IMSP studies systems whose behavior and interaction are not simple sums of the behavior and interaction of their components. 
Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics The Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Cluster utilizes theoretical and computational methods in dealing with different condensed matter systems ranging from nanostructures, manyparticle systems and bulk materials. 

Electronics and Instrumentation It is the vision of the Electronics and Instrumentation cluster to be the leading group in Instrumentation Physics that caters to both basic and applied researches relevant to the world. It measures and interprets experimental data relevant for both analysis and applications. It aims to apply the understanding of the basic interactions in nature for basic science and technology. 

Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science
Previously known as the Actuarial Science Cluster, the Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science Cluster (FMAS) is one of the original applied mathematics clusters and continues to be one of the strongest in terms of students. 

Graph Theory and Combinatorics Graph theory is the branch of mathematics concerned about how networks can be encoded and their properties measured. It has been enriched by growing influences from studies of social and complex networks. On the other hand, combinatorics is the branch of mathematics dealing with combinations of objects to a finite set satisfying certain properties.The GTC cluster spearheads activities that promote and help in the development of graph theory and combinatorics like conducting researches focusing on graceful graphs and monographs and providing support to studentresearchers in graph theory and combinatorics. 

High Energy and Quantum Physics 

Materials Physics and Engineering The Materials Physics and Engineering cluster employs experimental and computational techniques in designing and fabricating advance materials. 

Mathematics Education is a flourishing field of mathematics that caters to the trends on how instruction in mathematics is conducted. It also allows opportunities to look into the various issues regarding student performance in class or in general how they learn mathematics specifically gearing towards problem solving. And finally, it also looks into the issue of curricular development of the various high schools, specifically on how math has evolved from the primary to the tertiary level of the education system. 

Physics Education The Physics Education cluster aims to contribute to the understanding and improving of the processes involved in the learning and teaching of physics for high school and undergraduate level. 

Quantitative Management and Decision Science The QMDS cluster specializes on the use of decision making tools using quantitative methods. Most of the models used are those in operations research. Operations Research (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods from mathematics, science and engineering to make better decisions in planning ventures and analyzing options. Operations Research is characterized with its broad applicability by its interdisciplinary nature. 
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