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!


The Department of Mathematical Sciences is pleased to welcome Yangyang Xu as a new Assistant Professor in the department.  Professor Xu earned his B.S. in Computational Mathematics at Nanjing University, China, and his M.S. in Operations Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, before earning his Ph.D.

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

Several undergraduate and graduate math students will receive awards for academic achievement at the 2017 Commencement Luncheon.


On Wednesday, March 14, Rensselaer will hold the fifth annual RPi Day (Rπ), a one-day giving campaign to raise funds for Rensselaer students. more

The accolades keep coming for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a world-class technological university located in Troy, New York. Recently, College Choice, a leading authority on college rankings and resources, ranked Rensselaer number 8 among the best colleges in New York state. more

The Office of Student Life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new program designed to provide safe transportation for students during evening hours, which will supplement the Institute’s existing shuttle service. more

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Center for Communication Practices at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced a broader vision as well as a new name: the Center for Global Communication and Design, known informally as Comm+D. T more

Troy, N.Y. — According to the recent National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2018 survey, employers plans to hire four percent more new graduates during 2017-18 than they did in 2016-17 for their U.S. operations. more

Contact Information

Mathematical Sciences

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

(518) 276-6345