The students and faculty of the Department of Applied Mathematics are active in five research areas of modern applied mathematics: applied analysis, computational mathematics, discrete mathematics, stochastics (including financial mathematics), and statistics. As part of developing new collaborations, research groups meet in seminars and reading groups to explore mathematics, where student participation is always welcome.

Undergraduate and graduate students are actively involved in faculty research projects. Graduate students regularly publish papers, present their projects at the department’s research seminars, and attend and present research at regional and international conferences. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to conduct research through course projects as well as independent research, which may take place during the summer. Summer research can be funded by department and College of Computing stipend awards or faculty research grants. Several courses in the department offer independent or group research opportunities.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Spend the summer with a computer science or applied mathematics research team in a College of Computing Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. SURE offers insight and learning in some of the hottest topics including big data, machine learning in financial markets, cybersecurity, data analytics, and more.


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Research Possibilities with a Math Degree

Mathematics is at the heart of analyzing data in the sciences, tech, finance and banking, and even government. Victoria Beloit (AMAT/STATS/M.S. CDSOR '22) used her mathematics skills during internships in credit modeling and climatology.

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Chance Encounter Leads Applied to Award-Winning Research Collaboration

Min-Jhe Lu (Ph.D. AMAT 3rd Year) was presenting his research on solid tumor carcinomas at a poster session when the student presenting next him, Yifan Wang from the University of California, Berkeley, commented on Lu’s work and asked if he would be interested in collaborating with him.

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