Theme 15 - Mathematical, Statistic, And Computational Models


The sciences of nature use mathematical models to represent or even interpret the phenomena they investigate; in order to do so, they resort to mathematical theories, including statistical and probabilistic techniques, and often with the substantial help of computational resources. With computational support they may propose experiments and predictive hypotheses that can be tested. Computational resources can thus be used in the development and improvement of these representations that seek to describe some of the aspects of nature in order to better investigate and make predictions about the behavior of nature itself. The study of mathematical models is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, for not only does it involve all areas of mathematics, be them pure or applied (Statistics, Probability, Theoretical and Applied Computation), but it is also of fundamental importance in the areas of natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Engineering, Health Sciences, etc.). It also involves human and social sciences (Economics, Sociology, Linguistics, etc.). That means it is, therefore, a subject that surely provides, and in an open way, the alliance between theoretical and applied procedures, the natural purpose of any institution that aspires to the production of knowledge and training of professionals. UFBA is an institution that has been working in all areas of knowledge, with several consolidated Graduate programs and with outstanding presence in the scope of scientific research in several areas. In the last decades, following the natural knowledge movement that occurs worldwide, UFBA has intensified the interdisciplinary scientific collaborations inside and outside the institution. Thus, it is unavoidable for UFBA to promote those areas of study that, because of their basic and universal character, are essential to provide the foundations of other areas of research, being that an undeniable aspect of research related to athematical models. Moreover, this line of research stimulates the authentic interdisciplinarity that is currently a clear imprint of research and innovation in the global perspective.


To raise the level of internationalization of the research carried out on the theme Mathematical, Statistic, and Computational Models as applied to the sciences of Nature.


We seek to raise the level of internationalization of research and postgraduate training related to this subject by supporting the means that favor the international circulation of knowledge. These include, inter alia, support to publication in foreign languages, in particular in English; support to doctoral internships abroad in the form of doctorate sandwich grants; support to the stays and missions of our researchers in the research centers abroad in which the theme is developed; attraction of researchers with internationalized experience for visits and stays at the Federal University of Bahia.

Partner Countries

  • Spain
  • Canada
  • France
  • The United States
  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • South Africa