Applied mathematicians work on a wide variety of topics such as how to construct methods for multicriteria decision making (requiring discrete mathematics and statistics), modeling modern and complex financial markets (requiring probability/statistics, stochastic analysis, optimization), and analyzing how liquid flows around solids (requiring expertise in computational methods and analysis).
At Illinois Tech, we focus on modern topics within applied mathematics and offer a great variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.): B.S. in Applied Mathematics, with a wide range of specializations, cross-disciplinary, interdepartmental professional master’s programs in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance, Data Science, Computational Decision Science and Operations Research, as well as the opportunity for undergraduate students to pursue co-terminal degrees. All students, and Ph.D. students in particular, will find many opportunities to get involved in research.
Our faculty (and their research)
Our faculty comprise a dynamic group of interdisciplinary researchers whose mathematical interests span five research areas in applied mathematics. The department’s research activities are funded by internal and external research grants, including those from the National Science Foundation, Fermilab, the Department of Defense, and IIT’s Center for Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation. In addition to holding regular research seminars, we participate in the broader research community by speaking or organizing sessions at national and international conferences, as well as hosting conferences at IIT.
Recent department-hosted conferences
Student chapters of SIAM and AWM organize student-focused events in the department.
Our graduates work in financial and insurance companies as analysts, computer companies as programmers and hardware developers, and in many different fields as researchers, as well as academia. They have have gone to excellent graduate schools in mathematics (pure, applied, & financial), physics, design, accounting, and M.B.A. programs.