Sarafa A. Iyaniwura

Figure: Mean First Passage time for a Brownian particle on a reflecting disk with a rotating absorbing trap.

Institutte of Applied Mathematics,
Department of Mathematics ,
University of British Columbia .

Postal address: 121 - 1984 Mathematics Road
Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z2.
Office: Leonard S. Klinck building, room 309


I am a graduate student at the department of Mathematics and the Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver. Prior to my coming to UBC, I was at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), South Africa, where I did M.Sc. in mathematical sciences. I am currently doing a PhD with Michael Ward , Colin Macdonald and Daniel Coombs, and my research focuses on mathematical modelling of biological systems.


Math 152: Linear systems
  • Section 208, Spring 2017
  • Lectures 8:00 - 9:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays in MATX 1100
  • Office hours: Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:00 and Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 in LSK 300
  • Course common webpage
  • Lecture notes

Math 215/255: Elementary Differential Equations I
Topics: First-order equations, linear equations, linear systems, Laplace transforms, numerical methods, trajectory analysis of plane nonlinear systems. Applications of these topics will be emphasized.
  • Section 104, Fall 2017
  • Lectures: 1:00 - 2:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Venue: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Room 261
  • Office hours: LSK 300, Mondays 11am - 12noon and Wednesdays 11am - 12noon
  • Course common webpage
  • Lecture notes

Math 110: Differential Calculus I
Corpus Christi College, Vancouver
  • Section 2, Fall 2018
  • Lectures: 1:30 - 2:50 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Venue: Vancouver school of Theology, Room 301
  • Office hours: Tuesday 12:30pm - 1:30pm and Thursday, 3 - 4pm


Mathematical modelling of biological systems, matched asymptotic analysis, nonlinear dynamical system, and bifurcation theory. Click here for more information on the projects I have worked on.


Some conferences, workshops, and other events I co-organized:
  1. Frontiers in Biophysic Conference 2021
  2. Date: June 28 - 29, 2021
    Venue: Virtual

  3. UBC weekly Math-Bio Seminar: April 2021 to date

  4. Frontiers in Biophysic Conference 2020 (Postponed to next year)
  5. Venue: TBA.

  6. Fourteenth Annual Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM), UBC Retreat 2018
  7. Venue: Minnekhada Lodge.

  8. Thirteenth Annual Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM), UBC Retreat 2017
  9. Venue: Mount Seymour.

  10. Twelfth Annual Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM), UBC Retreat 2016
  11. Venue: Corrigan nature house, 2645 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, BC V7H 1B1.

Updated: October, 2020