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Applied Mathematics

Field Description

The graduate program in applied mathematics is based on a solid foundation in pure mathematics, which includes the fundamentals of algebra and analysis. It involves a grounding in the methods of applied mathematics and studies of scientific areas in which significant applications of mathematics are made. The field has a broadly based interdepartmental faculty that can direct student programs in a large number of areas of the mathematical sciences.

Many specialized or interdisciplinary programs can be designed for individual students, including, for example, a variety of possibilities in biomathematics.

The dissertation is normally a mathematical contribution toward the solution of a problem arising outside mathematics.

Students who are interested in this field may also want to investigate the related fields listed under Mathematical Sciences in "Opportunities for Study," pages 7-8.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.cam.cornell.edu
Email: appliedmath@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-0986

614 Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3801


Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Applied Mathematics

  • applied mathematics

Faculty

Siddhartha Banerjee

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: stochastic modeling and the design of scalable algorithms and incentive mechanisms for large systems; marketing and social computing, control of information flows, learning and recommendation

Austin Reilley Benson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: network science, matrix and tensor computations, data mining, machine learning, algorithm design, high performance computing

Louis Joseph Billera

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: algebraic combinatorics; discrete geometry

David S. Bindel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: numerical linear algebra; microelectromechanical systems; network tomography; finite element analysis; numerical software design

Lawrence Edward Blume

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: markov processes; networks; market selection

Adam W Bojanczyk

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: parallel numerical methods; matrix-based signal and image processing

Florentina Bunea

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: model selection and averaging (aggregation) in a variety of high dimensional parametric, semi-parametric and nonparametric models, machine learning and empirical processes theory

David Alan Caughey

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics; aerodynamics

Eshan Chattopadhyay

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: computational complexity theory, pseudorandoness, cryptography, combinatorics, probability

Yudong Chen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: optimization, statistics, information theory, computation, machine learning

Hsiao-Dong Chiang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: nonlinear circuits and systems; power systems; artificial neural networks

Robert Connelly

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: geometry of discrete structures; configuration spaces; topology

Robert Lee Constable

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: theory of computing; applied logic; automated reasoning

Jim Dai

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics

Anil Damle

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: numerical linear algebra; computational quantum chemistry; spectral clustering and fast algorithms

Damek Shea Davis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: continuous optimization; variational analysis; operator-splitting; machine learning; large-scale computing

David Forbes Delchamps

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: dynamical systems; control theory; stochastic systems; cognitive science

Olivier Desjardins

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests:

Peter J. Diamessis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: turbulence; environmental and computational fluid mechanics

Christopher J. Earls

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: computational solid mechanics; stochastic inverse problems

David Alan Easley

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: economics of information; learning from endogenous data; market microstructure; evolution in games and markets

Stephen Paul Ellner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: theoretical population biology; evolutionary biology

Veit Elser

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: crystallography; quasicrystals; quasiperiodic minimal surfaces

Gregory Simon Ezra

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: theoretical chemistry; chemical physics

Silvia Ferrari

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: optimal control theory; intelligent systems; multivariable control; feedback control of dynamic systems; sensor networks

Peter Frazier

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: probability optimization; information theory; mathematical biology

Paul H. Ginsparg

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: quantum field theory; digital knowledge networks

Carla P Gomes

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: large-scale constraint reasoning and optimization; mathematical programming; machine learning

Mircea Dan Grigoriu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: diffusion processes, Monte Carlo simulation; non-Gaussian random functions; probabilistic models

John Mark Guckenheimer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: dynamical systems; differential equations; mathematical biology

Joseph Yehuda Halpern

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: reasoning about knowledge and uncertainty; qualitative reasoning; (fault-tolerant) distributed computing logic; game theory

Timothy James Healey

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: nonlinear elasticity; nonlinear analysis; equivariant bifurcation theory

Shane G. Henderson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: discrete-event simulation; simulation and optimization; applications in radiation oncology

Yongmiao Hong

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: econometric theory; economics of China

John E Hopcroft

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: robust geometric algorithms; modeling and simulation; and information capture and access

John Hamal Hubbard

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: ordinary differential equations; iterations; fractals

Chung-Yuen Hui

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: fracture mechanics; high-temperature crack propagation; geomechanics; asymptotic methods

Robert Alan Jarrow

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: mathematical finance

C Richard Johnson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics

Nathan Kallus

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: data-driven optimization under uncertainty; casual inference; machine learning; personalization; optimization in statistics; online decision making and operations in health care

Edwin Chihchuan Kan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: physical modeling of semiconductor devices and processes; numerical solvers for hybrid systems (EM, mechanical, and thermal)

Jon M Kleinberg

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: algorithms; combinatorial optimization; computational geometry; computational biology

Robert D. Kleinberg

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: design and analysis of algorithms, especially randomized and online algorithms for networked systems and electronic markets

Donald L Koch

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: fluid dynamics; stochastic processes in suspensions

Dexter Campbell Kozen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: theory of computation; computational complexity; program logic and semantics

Vikram Krishnamurthy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: stochastic optimization; partially observed Markov decision processes; stochastic filtering theory

Sidney Leibovich

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: fluid dynamics

Simon Asher Levin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: ecology, epidemiology, and evolutionary theory; mathematical biology

Adrian Lewis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: variational analysis and nonsmooth optimization with particular interest in eigenvalue optimization

Roger F Loring

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: chemical applications of equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics

Mukul K Majumdar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: mathematical economics

David Matteson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests:

Jason G. Mezey

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: quantitative genetics/genomics; statistical genetics; computational biology; pathway modeling; molecular evolution

Andreea Minca

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: Andrea is a second year Assistant Professor in ORIE. She works in mathematical finance, in non-traditional directions. Her works deals with aspects of finance related to optimal control, queuing theory, interacting particle systems, etc.

Tapan Mitra

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: economic growth; infinite horizon dynamic optimization; chaotic dynamical systems

Francesca Molinari

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: econometrics both theoretical and applied; theoretical work is in partial identification and in the study of how random set theory can be useful in this context; emperical work is concerned with estimation of risk preferences

Christopher R. Myers

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: systems biology; complex systems; computational science

Anil Nerode

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: logic; recursive functions and computability; theoretical computer science; hybrid systems

Rafael N. Pass

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: cryptography and its interplay with computational complexity; game theory

Pierre Patie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics

Jamol J. Pender

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: nonstationary queues; nonstationary markov processes; financial engineering

Perrine Pepiot

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: large-scale simulations of reactive gas-solid flows with application to biomass thermochemical conversion to biofuels

Stuart Leigh Phoenix

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: probability models of the failure of materials

Stephen Bailey Pope

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: turbulence; combustion; computational fluid mechanics; stochastic processes

Richard Herbert Rand

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: differential equations; dynamical systems; biomechanics

James Renegar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: complexity of algorithms; mathematical programming

Sidney Ira Resnick

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: applied probability; extreme values; data network modeling; heavy tails and long range dependence

Laurent Pascal Saloff-Coste

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: analysis; potential theory; stochastic processes

Samitha Samaranayake

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics

Gennady Samorodnitsky

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: applied probability; stable processes; long-range dependence; communication networks; financial models; risk theory

Dmitry Savransky

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics

Alfred Harry Schatz

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: numerical analysis; partial differential equations

Bart Selman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: artificial intelligence and experimental computer science

James Patarasp Sethna

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: theoretical condensed-matter physics; materials science; spatially extended dynamical systems

David I Shalloway

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: algorithms for perturbative protein folding and dynamics

Karl Shell

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: economic theory; mathematical economics

David B Shmoys

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: analysis of algorithms; combinatorial optimization; approximation algorithms; computational biology

Keith N. Snavely

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: large-scale 3D reconstruction from 2D images; analysis of large graphs derived from massive image collections

Karthik Sridharan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: machine learning, statistical learning theory, online learning, optimization, empirical process theory, concentration inequalities, game theory

Jery Russell Stedinger

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: risk analysis; stochastic hydrology; water resource systems

Paul Herman Steen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: hydrodynamic stability; nonlinear fluid dynamics

Michael Eugene Stillman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: algebraic geometry; computational algebra and algebraic geometry; commutative algebra

Steven H Strogatz

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: nonlinear dynamics; applications to physics, engineering, and biology

Ao Tang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: communication networks; control and dynamical systems optimization; game theory and applications; stochastic processes and networks

Eva Tardos

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: design and analysis of algorithms, with emphasis on problems in combinatorial optimization and their applications to various problems

Michael Jeremy Todd

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: continuous optimization; interior-point methods; mathematical programming

Lang Tong

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: statistical signal processing; communication systems and networking; adaptive receiver design-estimation theory

Huseyin Topaloglu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: stochastic programming; approximate dynamic programming; stochastic approximation algorithms

Alex John Townsend

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: Numerical analysis, scientific computer, numerical algebraic geometry

Madeleine Richards Udell

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: convex and non-convex optimization; large scale and machine learning applications

Alexander B. Vladimirsky

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: applied mathematics; numerical methods; dynamic systems; nonlinear PDEs; control theory

Aaron B. Wagner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: information theory; communication and compression; networking; computational linguistics; security

Zheng Jane Wang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: fluids in physics and biology; biomathematics; statistical physics; scientific computing and modeling

Marten Wegkamp

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: Classification, Copula Modeling, Learning Theory, Empirical Process Theory, Matrix Estimation and Completion, Model Selection and Aggregation, Nonparametric estimation

Stephen B Wicker

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: wireless information networks; digital communication systems; error control coding

David Paul Williamson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: combinatorial optimization; approximation algorithms; information networks

Andrew Gordon Wilson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: machine learning

David Ward Winkler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: life history theory; models of dispersal

Ramin Zabih

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics
  • Research Interests: signal and image processing; optimization; algorithms

Qing Zhao

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Applied Mathematics: applied mathematics