One department. Two disciplines. Endless possibilities.
The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) supports a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to research by preparing and empowering students and faculty with deep domain knowledge in mathematics and statistics to apply their expertise in solving real-world problems across a variety of fields.
Working alongside researchers in the University’s state-of-the-art computational facilities and research centers, ACMS students embrace a multidisciplinary team approach to finding common patterns in diverse and complex subjects so as to enable the fruitful cross-fertilization of ideas. Specific areas of research include:
- Mathematical and Computational Biology
- Numerical Differential Equations
- Numerical Algebraic Geometry
- Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
- Applied Partial Differential Equations
- Scientific Computing
ACMS creates an environment for excellence in which faculty and students who have deep intellectual expertise can transcend disciplinary boundaries to impact critical problems in biological science, chemistry, economics and econometrics, engineering, political science, psychology, and sociology, among many other disciplines. From human diseases such as breast cancer to environmental concerns such as global warming, ACMS provides students with the knowledge of each problem’s nature, as well as the numerous tools, perspectives, and expertise to solve them in service to the common good.