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.  

The Division of Applied Mathematics' Virtual Recognition Event

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Lu Lu will be awarded the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award 

Lu Lu, a graduate student in the Division of Applied Mathematics will receive the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2020.  The award is given annually by the Graduate School for students who are completing their Ph.D.s., and have made superior achievements in research. (Read more.)  

Graduate and Undergraduate Awardees 2020

Graduate Award Recipients 

  • Dunmu Ji Award: Colin McSwiggen
  • Stella Dafermos Award: Melissa McGuirl
  • David Gottlieb Memorial Award: Lu Lu
  • Sigma Xi Award: Zongyuan Li
  • Ostrach Fellowship: Taehee Lee

Undergraduate Award Recipients

Jerome L. Stein Memorial Award for Undergraduate Excellence:  John Nicklas and Sarah Pugliese

Rohn Truell Premium Prize:  Miriam Gordin

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