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 13th annual Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp will be held at Rensselaer on June 7-10.

Undergraduate students in math and physics received top honors in the this year's MCM/ICM competition.

Several undergraduate and graduate math students will receive awards for academic achievement at the 2016 Commencement Luncheon.

News

Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin urged graduates to think first of others and be the first generation that embraces technology for all the right reasons at the 210th Commencement.

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Rensselaer has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Healthy birth, growth and development (HBGD) initiative.

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The Datathon was an early indicator of the potential of an NSF-sponsored initiative to teach basic data analytics to most math majors. 

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Rongjie Lai has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences within the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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A team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute undergraduate mathematics students has placed third out of more than 430 teams in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, widely regarded as the most prestigious pure mathematics competition in North America. 

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Contact Information

Mathematical Sciences

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

(518) 276-6345