Donald Schwendeman Department Head

The fundamental mission of the Department of Mathematical Sciences is to build an active, diverse and welcoming environment designed to enrich existing areas of mathematical research and to develop new areas, as well as to educate students to become the future leaders in mathematics, science, engineering, business and society. Throughout the history of Rensselaer, research and education conducted in the math department have made a significant impact within the Institute and in the scientific community. This tradition has not changed, and today our community of researchers and educators continue to make new discoveries and important contributions at the cutting edge of mathematics and interdisciplinary research in numerous areas of science and engineering. Our students benefit from this activity and have moved forward to successful careers at top-tier universities and national laboratories, and in business and industry.

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  • Numerical methods for PDEs, Fluid-structure interaction problems, Gas dynamics and wave propagation, Multi-scale and multiphase reactive flow, Adaptive and parallel algorithms

Jeffrey Banks

Associate Professor,

Eliza Ricketts Foundation Career Development Chair

Research Focus:

Numerical methods for partial differential equations, Fluid-structure interaction, Computational fluid dynamics and solid mechanics

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Kristin Bennett

Professor,

Associate Director of the IDEA

Research Focus:

Combining operations research and artificial intelligence problem solving methods., Mathematical programming approaches to problems in...

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Mohamed Boudjelkha

Lecturer

Research Focus:

Differential Equations from Applied point of view, Asymptotics, Special Functions and their Applications to various branches of Science...

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Joseph Ecker

Professor

Research Focus:

Math Education, Operations Research, Nonlinear Programming

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William Henshaw

Professor,

Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics

Research Focus:

Numerical algorithms for solving partial differential equations, High-order accurate methods, Approximations for adaptive and...

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Isom Herron

Professor

Research Focus:

The theory of the stability of fluid flows., Common applications are to phenomena in the atmosphere, the oceans, to problems of the...

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Mark H Holmes

Professor

Research Focus:

Development and analysis of mathematical models for physiological systems, including modeling the biological tissues found in joints (...

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David Isaacson

Professor

Research Focus:

Mathematics applied to medical problems., Medical imaging, Electrical Impedance Tomography. Monitoring heart and lung functions.,...

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Ashwani Kapila

Professor

Research Focus:

Applied Mathematics: Reactive and multiphase flow, nonlinear waves, perturbation methods, scientific computing, Education: Development...

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Maya Kiehl

Lecturer

Research Focus:

Math education

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Gregor Kovacic

Professor

Research Focus:

Matematical neuroscience, wave dynamics, integrable systems

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Peter Kramer

Professor

Research Focus:

Stochastic modeling in microbiology, Stochastic dynamics on networks, Spatial ecology

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Rongjie Lai

Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

Computational differential geometry, Inverse problems and Image processing, Optimization and Numerical PDEs.

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Fengyan Li

Associate Professor

Research Focus:

Discontinuous Galerkin methods,, High order methods for MHD, Hamilton-Jacobi, Maxwell, Vlasov-Maxwell equations

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Chjan Lim

Professor

Research Focus:

Network Science, Computations on networks, Applied Stochastics

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Yuri V Lvov

Professor

Research Focus:

Mathematical physics and nonlinear phenomena

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Harry McLaughlin

Professor

Research Focus:

McLaughlin has research interest in the general areas of Applied Geometry as it applies to design and manufacturing problems.

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Joyce McLaughlin

Professor,

Ford Foundation Professor of Mathematics, IPRPI Director

Research Focus:

Inverse Problems in Acoustics and Mechanics, Biomechanical Imaging, Inverse Spectral Theory and Inverse Nodal Problems

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John E. Mitchell

Professor,

Graduate Program Director

Research Focus:

optimization, integer programming, linear programming

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Bruce Piper

Associate Professor,

Associate Department Head

Research Focus:

Computer-aided geometric design, numerical analysis, computer graphics

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David A Schmidt

Lecturer

Research Focus:

Graph Theory, Mathematics Education

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Donald Schwendeman

Professor,

Department Head

Research Focus:

Numerical methods for PDEs, Fluid-structure interaction problems, Gas dynamics and wave propagation

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Affiliated Faculty

Bulent Yener

Director, Data Science Research Center Computer Science

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Emeritus

William Siegmann

Professor Emeritus,

Research Scientist

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