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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, the 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
Director of M.S. program in Applied Mathematics: Qian-Yong Chen

Research Areas

Data Science and Predictive Modeling: Qian-Yong Chen, Markos Katsoulakis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Vincent Lyzinski, Leili Shahriyari, Wei Zhu

Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory:  Yao Li, Luc Rey-Bellet, Hongkun Zhang

Fluid Dynamics: Bruce Turkington, Nathaniel Whitaker, Robin Young

Mathematical Biology: Panos Kevrekidis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Leili Shahriyari, Nathaniel Whitaker

Mathematical Physics: Panos Kevrekidis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Luc Rey-Bellet, HongKun Zhang, Wei Zhu, Eric Polizzi (ECE adjunct)

Nonlinear PDEs: Markos Katsoulakis, Panos Kevrekidis, Andrea Nahmod, Sohrab Shahshahani, Bruce Turkington, Robin Young

Scientific Computing: Qian-Yong Chen, Matthew Dobson, Markos Katsoulakis, Panos Kevrekidis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Bruce Turkington, Brian Van Koten, Nathaniel Whitaker, Wei Zhu, Eric Polizzi (ECE-adjunct)

Stochastic Modeling, Probability and Statistical Mechanics: Matthew Dobson, Markos Katsoulakis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Luc Rey-Bellet, Leili Shahriyari, Bruce Turkington, Brian Van Koten, HongKun Zhang

PhD Students:

Abdel Kader Geraldo, Tangxin Jin, Dean Katsaros, John KaushagenConnor M. Kennedy, George A Kevrekidis, Onur Korkmaz, Trang Minh Le, Kien Nguyen, Ryan Ross, Dilruba Sofia, Georgios Tsolias, Yaping Yuan, Byeongho Ban

Applied Math MS Students:

Julien Brenneck, Nuha Futa, Annabel Holmes, Abdolvahab Khademi Shamami, Linqi Meng, Suzet Nkwaya, Matheau Santana-Gijzen, Xianting Shao, Renato Spacek, Jennifer Sullivan, Wilson Wang, Emma Weber, Si Wu, Feng Xiong

Visiting Assistant Professors:

Siddhant Agrawal, Panagiota Birmpa (funded from AFOSR), Navid Mohammad Mirzaei, Mithun Thudiyangal, Jiayu Zhai


Jeremiah Birrell (TRIPODS), Daniel Eceizabarrena (Simons), Arkadz Kirshtein (NIH), Sumeyye Su (NIH)