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Discrete Applied Mathematics

Discrete applied mathematics is a fairly young branch of mathematics and is concerned with using combinatorics, graph theory, optimization, and portions of theoretical computer science to attack problems in engineering as well as the hard and soft sciences.

Research interests in the discrete applied mathematics group at IIT are in discrete methods in computational and mathematical biology, intersection graphs and their applications, discrete location theory, voting theory applied to data analysis, graph drawing, random geometric graphs, communication networks, coding theory, low discrepancy sequences, algorithm design and analysis.

Faculty with primary interests in discrete applied mathematics:
Ellis, Kaul, Pelsmajer, Petrović, Reingold

Faculty with secondary interests in discrete applied mathematics:
Hickernell, Kang, Weening