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.
A newly developed computer model captures the dynamics of the red blood cell sickling process and could provide help in evaluating drugs for treating sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder that affects millions of people around the world. (Read more.)