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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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IIT at the Annual Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference
The applied mathematics department had a substantial presence at the annual SIAM conference in July at the Palmer House Hilton... read more
IIT Professor of Applied Mathematics Jeffrey Duan Authors New Book, An Introduction To Stochastic Dynamics
CHICAGO – September 30 – Jinqiao (Jeffrey) Duan, professor of applied mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology... read more
Former Applied Mathematics Student, Anita Thomas, Gets Published
Anita Thomas (AMAT ‘13) co-authored a paper, “A Rotation Scheme for Accurately Computing Meteoroid Flux,” with... read more
Li Wins 2014 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award
Shuwang Li, associate professor of applied mathematics, received the 2014 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award at... read more
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


Nov 21, 10:00am to 1:00pm
IIT IPRO - Other - Hermann Hall
Nov 21
Min Yang - UIC
Nov 24, 4:40pm to 5:55pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - LS 104
Nov 24