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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 College of Science Offers New STEM Education Minor
IIT College of Science has developed a new pathway to a teaching license in Illinois: the STEM Education minor. Students who... read more
Petrović Gives Six Invited Talks
Sonja Petrovic, assistant professor of applied mathematics, spoke on “Goodness of Fit for Log-Linear Network Models: Dynamic... read more
Cialenco Speaks at SIAM Financial Mathematics and Engineering Conference
Igor Cialenco, associate professor of applied mathematics and director of the Master of Mathematical Finance program, spoke on “... read more
Hickernell Speaks at Brown and Northwestern
Fred Hickernell, applied mathematics chair and professor, spoke at Brown University’s Institute for Computational and... read more
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


Adam Lyon - Fermi National Laboratory
Mar 2, 4:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - LS 152
Mar 2
Weronika Swiechowicz and Yuanfang Xiang - IIT-Applied Math
Mar 4, 3:15pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 121
Mar 4
Xinwei Deng - Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Mar 9, 4:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Colloquia - LS 152
Mar 9
Mar 16 (All day)
Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) - Other - Online registration
Mar 16
Emma Turian
Mar 25, 4:40pm
Applied Mathematics - Seminar - E1 025
Mar 25