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Center for Applied Mathematics & Computation

The Center for Applied Mathematics and Computation involves faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts who are interested in research and instruction in applied mathematics and scientific computation. The Center supports a research seminar series in Applied Analysis and Computation Seminar. The M.S. Program in Applied Mathematics, a two-year professional degree program for students who seek industrial employment, is also coordinated by the Center.

The research interests of the Applied Mathematics faculty span diverse fields of modern applied mathematics, scientific computing and applied analysis and probability. Members of the faculty are also directly involved in applications, among others in  biology, ecology, fluid dynamics, geosciences, materials science, optics and soft-condensed matter physics.

Some of the principal research directions of applied mathematics pursued at UMass are: predictive modeling and data science,  numerical analysis and scientific computing, including methods for deterministic and stochastic PDE, as well as molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods; stochastic modelling, probability theory, stochastic processes and equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics; Nonlinear PDE, harmonic analysis, dynamical systems, ergodic theory and mathematical physics,  mathematical biology and ecology.


CAM Coordinator: Markos Katsoulakis


Research Areas


Data Science and Predictive Modeling: Qian-Yong Chen, Markos Katsoulakis, Yao Li

Fluid Dynamics: Hans Johnston, Bruce Turkington, Nathaniel Whitaker, Robin Young

Mathematical Biology: Panos Kevrekidis, Nathaniel Whitaker

Mathematical Physics: Panos Kevrekidis, Luc Rey-Bellet, HongKun Zhang, Eric Polizzi (ECE adjunct)

Nonlinear PDEs: Markos Katsoulakis, Robin Young, Andrea Nahmod, Bruce Turkington

Scientific Computing: Qian-Yong Chen, Matthew Dobson, Hans Johnston, Markos Katsoulakis, Panos Kevrekidis, Bruce Turkington, Nathaniel Whitaker, Eric Polizzi (ECE-adjunct)

Stochastic Modeling, Probability and Statistical Mechanics: Matthew Dobson, Richard S. Ellis, Markos Katsoulakis, Luc Rey-Bellet, Bruce Turkington, HongKun Zhang

PhD Students:

Jinchao Feng, Konstantinos Kotsiopoulos, Tangxin Jin, Haitian Yue, Xueying Yu,  Jiahui Joy Yu, Michael Boratko, Jie Wang, Konstantinos Gourgoulias, Jonathan Maack, Domonic Mei, John Lee

Appl Math Masters Students:

Connor Amorin, Gabriel Andrade, Sandra Castro-Pearson, Abdel Kader Geraldo, Brandon Iles, Dean Katsaros, Terry Mullen, Sam Nguyen, Oliver Spiro, Melissa Sych


Stathis Charalampidis, Olga Kichakova, Yixiang Chen, Simon Thalabard, Eric Hall, Nathan Totz