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Thirty minutes west of Illinois Institute of Technology, at Argonne National Laboratory, lurks a gargantuan machine called “Mira.” The recently inaugurated supercomputer—one of the most powerful on Earth—boasts a peak performance of 10 petaflops, meaning it can execute 10 quadrillion (1016) calculations per second.

Yet, according to IIT Department of Applied Mathematics Chair and Professor Fred Hickernell, lightning speed alone is not always sufficient for today’s most demanding applications.
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The Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT offers B.S., M.S., M.A.S. and Ph.D. degrees. For students at all levels, we offer personal attention, small class size, and easy access to all the benefits of living in a world-class city.
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Assistant Professor Sonja Petrović Interviewed in Women in Mathematics (AWM) Newsletter
IIT Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics Sonja Petrović was interviewed by Katherine Ott for the July-August Issue of... read more
MMF Program Ranked Among Top Financial Engineering Programs by Financial Engineer
The Master of Mathematical Finance (MMF) program, a joint program of the Department of Applied Mathematics and the Stuart School... read more
MMF Program's Bielecki and Cialenco To Speak at 8th World Congress of the Bachelier Finance Society
Tomasz Bielecki, professor of applied mathematics, and Igor Cialenco, associate professor of applied mathematics, will speak at... read more
College of Science Announces 2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Stipend Winners
The College of Science has chosen eight students to receive this year’s undergraduate summer research stipends. The... read more
IIT AMAT Participates in Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference
Students and faculty from Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago... read more


Jessica Xie - Ilinois Institute of Technology
Sep 17, 11:25am to 1:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 242
Sep 17
Sep 18, 12:45pm
Google - Other - MTCC Auditorium
Sep 18
Sep 19, 12:00pm to Sep 20, 8:30pm
Illinois Institute of Technology - Reunion - IIT Main Campus
Sep 19
Samory Kptoufe - Princeton University
Sep 22, 4:40pm to 5:55pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - E1 104
Sep 22
Tim Davis - Texas A&M
Sep 29, 4:40pm to 5:55pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - E1 104
Sep 29