The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) is focused on tackling complex problems by combining the tools of its field with realistic knowledge of the problem. ACMS work is inherently interdisciplinary and outward looking. It enables statisticians and mathematicians to work alongside researchers in biological science, chemistry, economics and econometrics, engineering, political science, psychology, and sociology, among many other disciplines. ACMS provides the expertise in mathematical and computational modeling and statistical analysis necessary to the University’s contribution to some of today’s most prominent research areas.
At the nation’s best universities, researchers in applied and computational mathematics and statistics are integral members of research teams at the frontiers of many disciplines. The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics aspires to create an environment for excellence in which faculty and students who have deep intellectual expertise can transcend disciplinary boundaries to impact critical problems in the natural and social sciences, technology, and beyond.
The department’s outward focus will uncover new areas in which applied and computational mathematics and statistics inform the discussion of a complex issue and find common patterns in diverse subjects, all of which enable the fruitful cross-fertilization of ideas.