Mathematical Studies at Rensselaer

Home to some of the nation's leading mathematics experts, the department focuses heavily on teaching and research aimed at solving real-world problems.

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    Center for Modeling, Optimization and Computational Analysis (MOCA)

    The MOCA Center at Rensselaer promotes collaborative research involving the integration of modeling, optimization and computation to solve complex problems emerging in science and engineering.

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    Ph.D in Mathematics

    Driven by talented, dedicated, and forward-thinking faculty, learn to harness mathematics to support engineering and scientific pursuits for the good of our 21st century.

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    B.S. in Mathematics

    One of a few mathematics programs in the country with a strong faculty orientation toward applications of mathematics. Designed to aid students in constructing programs which reflect their interests and career objectives.

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    Research Training Group

    An interdisciplinary program that integrates modeling, analysis, and computations with contemporary experimental research of large multi-scale nonlinear systems and the mathematical and numerical methods needed to analyze them.

  • Develop a capacity for leadership and understand leadership as a life-long process.

  • Includes mathematical modeling and analysis, scientific computation, and critical assessment of solutions.
  • Our research areas are diverse, and play an integral role in our vision of the technological university.
  • Challenge your mathematical problem solving skills!

Announcements

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is proud to announce that Rongjie Lai, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  He will use the five-year, $400,000 award to study "Geometry and Learning for Manifold-Structured Data in 3D and Beyond."

Undergraduate students in mathematics received top honors in 2019 MCM/ICM competition.

Several undergraduate and graduate math students received awards for academic achievement at the 2019 Commencement Luncheon.

News

An app created by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students that identifies social conditions contributing to declining life expectancy at a community level is a Phase 1 winner in a data visualization competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In partnership with local health insurer, CDPHP, researchers from the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are using artificial intelligence to improve patient health by developing a better understanding of high needs patients and identifying aspects of care that lead to better outcomes.

During the 213th Commencement Ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological university, the Honorable John P. Holdren urged the Class of 2019 to become emissaries “on the relevance of science and technology to the biggest issues affecting human well‐being.”

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have received an award of nearly $385,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project to develop new and improved simulation tools for modeling physical problems relating to the interaction of fluids and solids, called fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems. Blood flowing in veins/arteries can be posed as an FSI problem, and issues such as aneurysms can be simulated mathematically.

How do we keep the lines of communication open in the face of disaster? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is serving up fresh ideas as part of the “Call for Code” hackathon challenge in partnership with IBM, David Clark Cause, United Nations Human Rights, and The American Red Cross.

Contact Information

Mathematical Sciences

Amos Eaton 301
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180

(518) 276-6345