The Center for Applied Mathematics and Computation involves faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts who are interested in research and instruction in applied mathematics and scientific computation. The Center supports several research seminar series. The M.S. Program in Applied Mathematics, a twoyear professional degree program for students who seek industrial employment, is also coordinated by the Center.
The research interests of the Applied Mathematics faculty span diverse fields of modern applied mathematics and scientific computing: predictive modeling, data science and machine learning, numerical analysis and scientific computing, including methods for deterministic and stochastic PDE, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods; stochastic modelling, probability theory, stochastic processes and equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics; nonlinear PDE, harmonic analysis, dynamical systems, and mathematical physics and mathematical & computational biology. Members of the faculty are also directly involved in applications, among others in medicine, biology, epidemiology, imaging, opinion dynamics and networks, fluid dynamics, geosciences, materials science, optics and softcondensed matter physics.
The most significant development in the last few years in the field of Applied Mathematics is the emergent synergy between Applied & Computational Mathematics with Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Our faculty members participate as principal investigators and senior personnel in the NSFfunded UMASS TRIPODS Institute on Theoretical Foundations of Data Science. The Institute brings together faculty from Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics and Electrical Engineering.
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Faculty, Postdocs, and Visiting Assistant Professors
Research Areas
PhD and MSc Students
Alumni of the Center
Director of CAM: Markos Katsoulakis
Director of M.S. program in Applied Mathematics: QianYong Chen
Faculty
Postdocs and Visiting Assistant Professors:

Manas Bhatnager

Fei Cao

Ziyu Chen (AFOSR, NSF)

Benjamin Zhang (AFOSR)

Gabriel Earle

Daniel Eceizabarrena (Simons Foundation)

Lia Katsimiga

Navid Mohammad Mirzaei

Wuzhe Xu
Emeritus Faculty:
Robert Gardner, George Knightly, Donald St. Mary, Bruce Turkington
Affiliated Faculty:
Maryclare Griffin (Statistics), Eric Polizzi (ECE, Adjunct), Sohrab Shahshahani (Analysis, PDE)
Research Areas
Data Science, Machine Learning and Predictive Modeling: QianYong Chen, Weiqi Chu (starting, August 2023), Patrick Flaherty, Maryclare Griffin (Statistics), Markos Katsoulakis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Luc ReyBellet, Leili Shahriyari, Wei Zhu
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory: Yao Li, Luc ReyBellet, Hongkun Zhang
Fluid Dynamics: Nathaniel Whitaker, Robin Young
Mathematical Biology: Andreas Buttenschoen, Patrick Flaherty, Panos Kevrekidis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Leili Shahriyari, Nathaniel Whitaker
Mathematical Physics: Panos Kevrekidis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Luc ReyBellet, HongKun Zhang, Wei Zhu, Eric Polizzi (ECE adjunct)
Nonlinear PDEs: Andreas Buttenschoen, Panos Kevrekidis, Andrea Nahmod, Robin Young
Scientific Computing: Andreas Buttenschoen, QianYong Chen, Weiqi Chu (starting, August 2023), Matthew Dobson, Markos Katsoulakis, Panos Kevrekidis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Brian Van Koten, Nathaniel Whitaker, Wei Zhu, Eric Polizzi
Stochastic Modeling, Probability and Statistical Mechanics: Matthew Dobson, Markos Katsoulakis, Yao Li, Yulong Lu, Luc ReyBellet, Leili Shahriyari, Brian Van Koten, HongKun Zhang
PhD Students:
Byeongho Bahn, Shaoxuan Chen, Frank Cole, Abdel Kader Geraldo, Hyemin Gu, Ning Jiang, Tangxin Jin, John Kaushagen, Connor M. Kennedy, Shrohan Mohapatra, Kien Nguyen, Ryan Ross, Dilruba Sofia, Georgios Tsolias, Yaping Yuan
MSc Students:
Year 1: Abdulrahman Alenezi, Godfred Amponsah, William Howe, Lindsay Knupp, David Masse, John Rasnic, Minh Triet Vo, Yuting Zhang
Year 2: Peter Delmastro, Carl Eadler, Daniel Homer, Samuel Niemeier, Ishita Panda, Xindong Tian
Alumni of the Center  list under (constant) construction:
Makrina Agaoglou (Assistant Professor, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
Georgios Arampatzis (Researcher, ETH, Switzerland)
Sasanka Are (Vice President, Cerner Intelligence)
Panagiota Birmpa (Assistant Professor, HeriotWatt University, UK)
Jeremiah Birrell (Consulting, Data Science/Machine Learning)
Michael Boratko (Research Scientist, Google Brain)
Christopher Boucher (Professor, Salem State University)
Rene Cabrera (Postdoc, University of Texas, Austin)
Stathis Charalampidis (Assistant Professor, Cal Poly)
Geng Chen (Associate Professor, University of Kansas)
Jianyu Chen (Professor, Soochow University, China)
Zhixiong Chen (Professor, New Jersey City University)
Christopher Chong (Associate Professor, Bowdoin College)
Peter Costa (Principal Applied Mathematician, Hologic, Inc)
Marius Costeniuc (Senior Vice President, Swiss Re)
Michael Diehl (Professor, Endicott College)
Mei Duanmu (Principal Financial Modeling, Discover)
Adam Eisner (Senior Systems Engineer, Raytheon)
Jesus A. EspinolaRocha (Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico)
Jinchao Feng (Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University)
Bettina Gertjerenken (Simulations Engineer, VARTA, AG)
Elena Giorgi (Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL))
Kostis Gourgoulias (Machine Learning Lead, JPMorgan, UK)
Eric Hall (Assistant Professor, Dundee University, UK)
Amanda Hattaway (Data Scientist, True North Consulting)
Kyle Haven (Senior Quantitative Analyst, Aozora Bank, Japan)
Gregory Herring (Associate Professor, Cameron University)
SungHa Hwang (Endowed Chair Professor, KAIST, S. Korea)
Richard Jordan (Principal Data Scientist, Health Data Analytics Institute)
Evangelia Kalligiannaki (Associate Professor, University of the Aegean, Greece)
Georgia Karali (Professor, University of Crete, Greece)
Alvin Kho (Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School)
Arkadz Kirshtein (Norbert Wiener Assistant Professor, Tufts University)
Kostas Kotsiopoulos (Principal Research Scientist, Discover)
Kody Law (Professor, University of Manchester, UK)
John Lee (Data Scientist, Miltenyi Biotec)
Jingran Li (Senior Data Analyst, Gametime)
Kai Li (Lead Data Scientist, CCC Intelligent Solutions)
Zeng Lian, (Endowed Chair Professor, Sichuan University, China )
Jonathan Maack (Researcher, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL))
Patrick Miller (Associate Professor, Stevens Tech)
Trang Minh Le (Research Scientist, Facebook)
Alexey Miroshnikov (Senior Principal Research Scientist, Discover)
Luke Mohr (Data Scientist, EWI)
Visweswaran Nageswaran (Barclays Investment Bank)
Peter Otto (Professor, Willamette University)
Yannis Pantazis (Researcher, FORTH, Greece)
Zoi Rapti (Professor, UIUC)
Vishal Sarsani (Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Yannan Shen (Assistant Professor, University of Kansas)
Milena Stanislavova (Professor, UAB)
Atanas Stefanov (Professor, UAB)
Idris Stovall (Founder & CEO, MSI Solutions)
Sumeyye Su (Data Scientist,Neiman Marcus Group)
Hadi Susanto (Professor, Khalifa University, UAE)
Georgios Theocharis (Researcher, CNRS, Le Mans, France)
Mithun Thudiyangal (Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India)
José Trashorras (Maître de conférences, Paris Dauphine)
Dimitrios Tsagkarogiannis (Professor, UNIVAQ, Italy)
Nikolaos Tzirakis (Professor, UIUC)
Pedro Vilanova (Assistant Professor, Stevens Tech)
Chenyu Wang (Vice President, Sr Quantitative Finance Analyst, Bank of America)
Jie Wang (Lead Modeler, Discover)
Haitao Xu (Associate Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
WengQing Xu (Professor, Cal State, Long Beach)
Dong Yan (Expert Modeling Analyst, Experian)
Yaping Yuan (Model Analytics, Citibank)
Jiayu Zhai (Assistant Professor,Shanghai Tech University)
Pengfei Zhang (Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma)
Zijing Zhang (Associate Director, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology)
Tingting Zhao (Assistant Professor, Bryant University)
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