Department of Applied Mathematics Archive

  • MMF Program Ranked Top 25 by QuantNet

    MMF Program Ranked Top 25 by QuantNet

    QuantNet has ranked IIT's Applied Math Masters in Mathematical Finance program among the top 25 financial programs in the nation.

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  • A ZDNet article reporting on the growing need for analytics experts notes that IIT College of Science and Letters now offers a Master of Data Science degree program to provide the skills for this growing profession.

    A ZDNet article reporting on the growing need for analytics experts notes that IIT College of Science and Letters now offers a Master of Data Science degree program to provide the skills for this growing profession.

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  • MMF and MSF Students Win Third Place in Trading Competition

    MMF and MSF Students Win Third Place in Trading Competition

    A team of Master of Mathematical Finance and Master of Science in Finance students won third place at the University of Chicago Midwest Trading Competition, held April 12 - 13 at the Chicago Booth Gleacher Center. IIT Team members Xi Liu (MMF candidate, team captain), Rui Tu (MMF candidate), He Wang (MSF candidate), Yuchen Zhang (MSF candidate) received a $1,000 prize. The competition was sponsored by OptionsCity Software and CME Group at the University of Chicago.

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  • Plan to Attend the Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference

    Plan to Attend the Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference

    The Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference (CASSC) is the collaborative effort between applied mathematics students from IIT, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago to host an annual event connecting students in applied mathematics and related sciences to developing branches of mathematics with industrial applications in and outside of academia. This year marks the first such jointly-organized conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the UIC East Campus (UIC Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science). It will feature three plenary speakers: Donald Barnhart (i-Cyt/Sony), Raissa D'Souza (UC Davis) and Lev Reyzin (UIC) as well as shorter talks from graduate students and a poster session showcasing the work of graduate and undergraduate students.

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    Seventh Annual Karl Menger Lecture and Awards

    The Department of Applied Mathematics is hosting the seventh annual Karl Menger Lecture and Awards honoring Karl Menger, influential mathematician and professor of mathematics at IIT from 1946 to 1971, on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23.

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  • Applied Mathematics Professional Master’s Program to Launch Fall 2013

    Applied Mathematics Professional Master’s Program to Launch Fall 2013

    In fall 2013, IIT will launch a new professional master’s program in applied mathematics. This non-thesis master’s degree will provide applied and computational mathematics training in conjunction with teaching communication and teamwork skills demanded by today’s employers. The program offers students an exciting capstone experience solving serious, real-world problems in business and industry using modeling, statistical and data analysis, stochastic analysis and optimization techniques.

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    IIT Applied Math Alumnus Jacob Matijevic Honored Posthumously for Work on Mars Rover Missions

    Jacob “Jake” Matijevic (Math ‘69), a great space engineer, died on August 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. Matijevic received his bachelor’s degree from IIT and later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1973. In honor of Jacob’s contribution to the Mars rover missions, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory named the rock found by the Curiosity rover, “Jake Matijevic.”

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  • IIT Third-Year Undergraduate Triple Play

    IIT Third-Year Undergraduate Triple Play

    Anita Thomas (AMAT 3rd year) will present her research, "Sampling Within the k-Means Algorithm to Cluster Large Datasets," at the Infinite Possibilities Conference, March 30-31 at the University of Maryland. Thomas reduced the amount of data needed to obtain accurate clusters, thus decreasing runtime to a reasonable speed.

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  • Ye Accepts Postdoc at Syracuse University

    Ye Accepts Postdoc at Syracuse University

    Qi Ye, Ph.D. candidate in applied mathematics, has accepted a two-year Philip T. Church postdoctoral position in the department of mathematics at Syracuse University, where he will be teaching and conducting research with Professors Lixin Shen and Yuesheng Xu on problems in computational harmonic analysis.

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  • Left to right: Nicolas Crivelli (ME '14), Ian Sequeira (ITM '13), Carlos Sosa (BME '14), and Luis Larco (ECE '14)

    IIT Math Club to Hold High School Mathematics Competition March 17

    The IIT Math Club will host their first annual High School Mathematics Competition at the IIT main campus on Saturday, March 17. Eight teams of students from local high schools will take individual exams in the morning, followed by a team competition in the afternoon.

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