Unveiling the world through math: The power of applied mathematics.
Applied mathematics is like a Swiss Army knife for science. It tackles realworld challenges in fields as diverse as finance, engineering, biology, and medicine. To master this powerful discipline, students build a versatile toolbox of mathematical methods and techniques.
During their undergraduate studies, students will focus on two main areas:

Mathematical Modeling: This is where the magic happens. We transform realworld scenarios into equations to make predictions or gain deeper insights. Imagine figuring out the movement of a falling object with an equation, or using math functions to model how populations grow.

Computational Mathematics: Here, computers become our allies. We use their power to solve complex math problems and analyse massive datasets. This combines math theory, clever problemsolving steps (algorithms), and computer science to crack problems that would be impossible by hand.
Succeeding in applied mathematics requires a wellrounded approach:

Strong foundation in pure mathematics: This is the core language of applied math. Just like you need grammar to write well, you need pure math to solve complex problems.

Scientific programming skills: Just like a mechanic needs tools, applied mathematicians need to know how to use computers to solve problems and analyse data.

Branching out beyond math: Applied math is a team player! Understanding physics helps translate realworld problems about forces, motion, and energy into math models. Similarly, biology knowledge is crucial for modeling things like population changes or disease outbreaks.
By combining these elements, applied mathematics equips students to not just solve problems, but to truly understand the world around them.
Careers and Research
While job titles might not always say "applied mathematician," graduates leverage their skills in a wide range of exciting fields. Students wondering what kind of career they can have with a degree in applied mathematics should take a look at this brochure by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
Our department contributes to research in areas that align with the diverse applications of applied mathematics, including:

Machine Learning

Mathematical Biology

Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Mathematics Education