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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    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.

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    Inverse Problems Center

    Our data-driven, web-enabled, globally interconnected world, poses significant new challenges to scientists and engineers. At the Inverse Problem Center we tackle science's toughest challenges – in reverse.

  • 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 math and physics received top honors in 2017 MCM/ICM competition.

Several undergraduate and graduate math students received awards for academic achievement at the 2018 Commencement Luncheon.

News

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.

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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.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has appointed a task force to study and assess fraternity and sorority life at the university. The Greek Life Task Force will work with the community to identify what is necessary to enact a long-term, sustainable, and comprehensive culture change to preserve the positive aspects of the Rensselaer Greek system.

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When legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock took the podium at the 212th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, he told a story from his own years as a young graduate, at a time when he was playing piano with the Miles Davis Quintet.

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This year, 34 students will graduate from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and start active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

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Contact Information

Mathematical Sciences

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

(518) 276-6345