Chair "Higher mathematics and modeling systems" (VVMS) is a unit of the Institute of Engineering of Odessa National Polytechnic universtytetu.
The Department is a comprehensive, prepares students of first and second courses of the main sections of the course of higher mathematics and senior students of mathematical modeling methods of technical systems and other special courses.
Research Department roozvyvayetsya in two ways:
 Mathematical modeling of technical and economic systems;
 qualitative theory of differential equations.
History of department
Department of mathematics is one of the oldest in the Odessa National Polytechnic University. The first Rector of the Odessa Industrial Institute, which was the foundation of Polytechnic Institute, was a mathematician Ivan Timchenko Y. (18631939).
Significant contribution to the formation of the Odessa Polytechnic Institute and in particular the Department of Mathematics was made by an outstanding mathematician Samuel Osipovich Shatunovskii (18591929). S.O. Shatunovskii was born to a poor craftsman. After graduating from high school in Kherson, he continued his education in St. Petersburg, in Switzerland, then returned to Odessa, where he lived at the expense of private lessons. Selftaught mathematician, by the nineties has been recognized by Odessa mathematicians Yaroshenko Sleshinskogo, Timchenko, Kagan. In 1905, after the date of Master's examinations (with the permission of the Ministry of Education) Shatunovskii was appointed Lecturer at the University. The main focus of Shatunovskij was devoted to main branches of mathematics  arithmetic, geometry, analysis, and mathematical logic. The main content of his doctoral dissertation, "Algebra as the study on the comparison of the functional modules" is a new construction of Galois theory, which does not assume the existence of roots of algebraic equations.
The Department of Mathematics, had a number of outstanding mathematicians amount its staff. The first rector of the SPR was professor of mathematics at the Artillery School, AA Nilus (appointed May 22, 1918 g). In the period 1918  1919, IJ Timchenko, SO Shatunovskii, EL Bunitsky where lectures on higher mathematics and theoretical mechanics.
In 1924  1925 T. Here worked such prominent scientists as professor G.K. Suslov, I. Kostandi, N.S. Vasilyev, N.N. Vasilyev, V.F. Kagan. In 1933 the Polytechnic became known as the current industrial institute. It consisted of 18 departments, including Department of mathematics, which was headed by Prof. N.S. Vasiliev.
After the liberation of the city from invaders in 1944 tweny new departments were created in the institute, including the Department of Higher Mathematics: Associate Professor A. Kravchenko (manager), associate professors B.I. Banova, G.V. Kostandi, assistants E.V. Rutkovskaya, I.N. Stoyanov. In the future, the department was headed by associate professor V. Lovyagin Arseny.  
In the 60es the department of higher mathematics was led by Nikolai Borisovich Divari, PhD of Mathematical Sciences. Directing the department for almost 30 years, Nikolai Borisovich was able to create a strong team and direct its effort towards the training engineers for the national economy. Nikolai Borisovich did much for the development of mathematics education in Ukraine when he was head of the scientific and methodological department of Cabinet Ministry of Higher Education, and also when leading the reference Department of Higher Mathematics in Southern Region. He has made fundamental contributions to the elucidation of the nature of the zodiacal light and counterglow that contribute to a better understanding of the processes occurring in the solar system and Earth's upper atmosphere. Interests of Nikolai Borisovich were not confined to mathematics, he loved music and literature, and loved to sing Ukrainian songs, engaged in beekeeping, was a master of sports of mountaineering and yachtsman. There are persons, without whom the history would lose its significance and public interest. These include N.B. Divari. Just look at the mathematics of the Odessa Polytechnic University. They are all different, but almost all consider themselves to be students of Nikolai Borisovich to some extent. In 1980 the only at the time of OPU Department of mathematics has reached the number of 48 staff units. In the aim of improving the effectiveness of learning management department has been divided into two parts: the department of higher mathematics, where the head was professor N.B. Divari, and the department of applied mathematics, where the head was associate professor Klich Y. The focus of the early years of the department of applied mathematics was given to the preparation of methodological support of educational process, especially the setup of laboratory training. Programmable calculators were purchased such as "Electronics BZ21" for computer labs. All labs have been provided with guidance prepared by teachers of the department. Over time, the department was equipped with a display based on the class data center ONPU, allowing to carry out laboratory work at the appropriate time the scientific and academic level. Renaming the department in the Department of Higher mathematics number 2 took place in1987 due to the fact that the faculty was established IBEIT producing department with the title "Applied Mathematics". The department has always paid great attention to staff development. During his time at the department following people defended their dissertations: Konovalov A.P., Rudyk O.G., Yurchenko M.A., Kolmakova L.N., Gribova V.V., Kryakin Y.V., Morozov Y.A., Komleva T.A., doctoral dissertations Usov A.V., Dmytryshyn D.V. 

In 1989, .N.B. Divari handed the head of mathematics #1 to one of his followers, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences,Professor Vitaly Novikov. Carefully preserving the tradition of teaching faculty, Vitaly Vladimirovich increased its scientific potential. Professor V. Novikov was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, his major works are devoted to solid state physics, percolation theory, fractal geometry. His work and his students can be found in prestigious scientific journals, "Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics", "Solid State", "High Temperature", "Ukrainian Journal of Physics”, “Advances in Polymer Science”. 
In recent years, the department of mathematics #1 had two professors, ten associate professors, four Ph.D.dissertation where defended, and two more are nearing completion. Change of generations is natually happening, young teachers are coming to take over from the older generation they need teaching experience and skills, while maintaining the spirit and atmosphere of the department. Addition of both departments went mainly due to the graduates of the specialty "Mathematics" mechanics and mathematics at ONU. I. I. Mechnikov.
Since 1991, Professor A.V. Usov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, became head of mathematics #2. Thanks to him department starts working with postgraduate students and starts selfsupporting topics with industry of Odessa. In 2008 the department was renamed the as “Department of Higher math and simulation systems”. Research interests of the Department of Mathematics #2 evolve in the direction of developing a qualitative theory of differential equations and use the small parameter method in problems of control, as well as mathematical modeling of technical  economic systems. According to these directions, state budget funds exploration in mathematical methods in economics and engineering. Scientific and methodological seminars are held. Members of the department have participated in intertnational level conferences, and their works are regularly published. They are invited to thesis defenses as official opponents, and the Department acted as the lead agency in the defense of the doctoral dissertations. Under the leadership of Anatoly Usov several dissertations were defended by employees of industrial enterprises of Odessa. Professor Anatoly Usov is a member of HAC responsible of awarding academic degrees and titles. O.F. Daschenko and A.V. Usov were awarded the title of State Prize of Ukraine for 2001 for a range of R&D works for the implementation of high technologies in the production of fiberoptic cables.
In 2011 both the Departments of Mathematics were merged into one department of higher mathematics and modeling systems. Last years the Department administratively subordinates to IMC (directed by prof. O.F. Daschenko) and serves all departments of the university. Teachers of the departmentare are actively involved in the life of IMC and ONPU, performing duties as student group curators, carrying out professional work, taking part in the work of the Admissions Committee. The department operates a mathematical circle, and holds regular competitions in mathematics.