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.  

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Alexandria Volkening will speak at the Graduate School's master's and doctoral graduation ceremonies.

Alexandria Volkening will receive her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics this May, and she will deliver a special address at this year's doctoral ceremonies.  Alexandria studies pattern formation and self-organization in nature, and has worked closely with her advisor Professor Bjorn Sandstede.  (Read full story.)

Professor Bjorn Sandstede receives Graduate School Faculty Award

Professor Sandstede was nominated by his graduate students and postdocs to receive the 2016-2017 Graduate School Faculty Award for Advising and Mentoring which was conferried to him on May 1st during the award's ceremony.  (Read full story.)

Powerful mathematical tools take the guesswork out of highly complex designs 

Super-cavitating hydrofoils are deployed during take off ensuring the development of a lift force balancing the vessel’s weight.Super-cavitating hydrofoils are deployed during take off ensuring the development of a lift force balancing the vessel’s weight.Researchers from Brown University, led by Professor George Karniadakis, have joined forces with other leading institutions to develop powerful mathematical tools which simplify and reduce the myriad of ambiguities and variables involved in the design of highly complex military vessels. (Read more.)

Constantine Dafermos receives a Distinguished Research Achievement Award 

On April 19, 2017, Brown University's Provost presented a Distinguished  Research Achievement Award to Constantine Dafermos, Alumni/Alumnae University Professor of Applied Mathematics.  Professor Dafermos’ contributions and influence have played a major role in creating the distinction for which the Division of Applied Mathematics is known today.  His seminal work in nonlinear systems and hyperbolic conservation laws have made Professor Dafermos the recipient of the most prestigious awards that the scientific community has to offer including election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Norbert Weiner Prize.  (Read full story.)


Caroline Klivans challanges advisor's postulation

Caroline Klivans, senior lecturer in the Division of Applied Mathematics, has accomplished something very rare: She challenged her doctorate advisor's postulation of the Partitionability Conjecture, and succeeded! Professor Richard Stanley was Klivan's doctorate advisor at MIT, and recently she published a paper disproving this conjecture. (Read full story.)   


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