Do the Math

Health, finances, the flow of digital information. Name a topic that looms large in our daily lives, and mathematics probably holds the key. UC Irvine researchers seek to unlock the secrets of cancer cells with mathematical predictions of how they progress, perhaps rendering treatments more effective. 

UCI mathematicians also are hard at work on high-security, coded communications known as cryptography, the nature and extent of “dark matter” in the universe, and the high-level mathematics that drive the complex calculations by the world’s most powerful computers.

Lightning-fast trading on Wall Street, far faster than individual human investors can track, also are coming under the scrutiny of UCI researchers. They are inventing ways to outsmart these cyber traders, conducting transactions in a few thousandths of a second.