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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Mathematicians develop algorithm which can infer velocity and pressure from video of fluid flows

Professor George Karniadakis in collaboration with Maziar Raissi and Alireza Yazdani have developed an algorithm which could potentially be used to analyze magnetic resonance imagery of blood flow through a brain aneurysm and compute the stress being placed on an arterial wall.  Read full story and Science article.

Mathematicians Prove a Universal Law of Turbulence 

Samuel Punshon-Smith, from the Division of Applied Mathematics, along with two other mathematicians, have studied that mixing liquids and other turbulent systems have long been observed to follow a universal rule known as Batchelor’s law. These researchers have finally proved it mathematically.  Read full story.

Graduate student, Emily Winn, receives "Best Poster" prize

Emily Winn was awarded one of the "Best Poster" prizes at the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Workshop's Poster Presentation by Women Graduate Students at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver, CO. Emily's poster, "Unified Topological and Geometric Characterization of Genomic Networks," discusses her work with her advisor, Dr. Lorin Crawford, in using mixture models to find the best method or combination of methods for comparing graphs derived from different data sets at the local and global levels. With this prize, she will have a funded opportunity to attend a conference or workshop at one of eight participating mathematics institutes in 2020.

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