Department of Applied Mathematics

Letter from the Chair

Chun Liu

Dear Prospective Students, Current Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Friends,

Welcome to the Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology, where modern applied mathematics is developed in response to problems in science, engineering, and society.

Our department’s mission is to provide an excellent learning experience for our students. Our faculty and staff work diligently on adapting degree programs, curricula, and research programs to ensure our students are proficient in modern trends to meet current needs.

Our department’s research profile spans many interdisciplinary areas of applied mathematics. We work on theoretical, methodological, computational, and applied problems that are relevant to many application areas including various branches of engineering, biological sciences, management sciences, physics, social sciences, and the financial industry. Our faculty’s research has been continuously supported by grants and contracts from various federal agencies and industries. Unlike most universities, our undergraduate students are actively involved in research projects side–by–side with our graduate students and postdoctoral associates.

The diverse degree programs we offer help students gain analytical and problem-solving skills, preparing them for various career paths in industry and academia. We invite you to explore our undergraduate, graduate, and professional master’s programs, including our new Bachelor of Science in Statistics and a modernized Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. The department’s faculty is devoted to providing unique opportunities and an energetic environment for eager students. Our small size and interdisciplinary nature ensure close mentoring, exciting research opportunities, and accessibility of both faculty and student organizations.

Thank you for your interest in Illinois Tech’s Department of Applied Mathematics. We think you’ll like what you see.

Chun Liu
Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics