Annual Report 2010

Applied Mathematical & Computational Sciences

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Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences (AMCS) at The University of Iowa is a broad-based interdisciplinary Ph.D. program whose students study mathematics and a companion science so that they can apply their mathematical skills to significant scientific problems.

The main goal of the program is to develop applied mathematicians with sufficient professional experience and versatility to meet the research, teaching, and industrial needs of our technology-based society.

While building a base in the mathematical sciences, students acquire skills in another area of their own interest, chosen from the behavioral, biological, business, engineering, medical, physical, or social science areas. Most students concentrate on applied mathematics such as differential equations, numerical analysis or optimization, but a few students have used statistics as their mathematical science base.