The Division of Applied Mathematics

The mission of the Division of Applied Mathematics rests on research, education, and scholarship. We focus our research and teaching on a wide range of areas from applied and algorithmic problems to the study of fundamental mathematical questions. In particular, we explore the connections between mathematics and its applications in biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, neuroscience, physics and other disciplines at the research and educational levels. Our educational efforts are realized primarily through our graduate PhD program and our four undergraduate concentrations. 


Professor Francesco Mainardi, from the University of Bologna presents a short course entitled, An Introduction to Fractional Calculus.

The Division of Applied Mathematics warmly congratulates two of her doctoral candidates, Nathaniel Trask and Elizabeth Makrides, who have been selected to receive the Dean's Faculty Fellowship for their outstanding performance both in scholarship and  teaching.  Read the full story.

George Karniadakis, Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize.  Professor Karniadakis has merited this year's award for his “many outstanding contributions to Applied Mathematics in a broad range of areas, including computational fluid dynamics, spectral methods and stochastic modeling." Professor Karniadakis is well known for his development of algorithms and mathematical simulations for biological systems, especially relating to blood flow in the brain and heart. Read the full story.

UTA Positions

The Division of Applied Mathematics anticipates having several UTA positions available for fall 2015 APMA courses, including APMA 0200, 0330-0360, 1650, 1690, and 1740. For more information, and to apply, please visit the Student Employment Website.


This Friday, April 24th, at 6:15 PM in Macmillan 115 the Applied Math DUG will be brining its annual Brain Power Hour competition to the spring semester. Compete individually or in teams of up to four to solve problems and puzzles. Pizza and drinks will be served, and prizes will be given out to the top three teams. The pizza will be delicious, the prizes will be magnificent, and the problems will be designed to be approachable to everyone (regardless of your math background).