Applied Mathematics


Research at Brown crosses many traditional boundaries.

The Division of Applied Mathematics is no exception: by its nature, our work is and always has been inter- and multi-disciplinary. Some of our faculty have degrees outside mathematics, and we interact with many disciplines at Brown and elsewhere, including engineering, computer science, finance and economics, geology, chemistry, biology, physics, cognitive science, neuroscience, and others.

Our research ranges from applied and algorithmic problems to the study of fundamental mathematical questions. Our research teams include faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The main research areas represented in the Division are:

  • Computational Biology, Mathematical Biology, Neuroscience
  • Differential Equations and Fluid Dynamics
  • Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
  • Pattern Theory and Statistics/Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes

Our faculty are also involved in various intra- and interdisciplinary centers and institutes such as: