Welcome to the WPI Mathematical Sciences Department
The Mathematical Sciences Department offers leading-edge programs in education, research, and professional training in theoretical and applied mathematics. Our programs are enhanced and distinguished by WPI’s signature project-oriented education and partnerships with industry, national research centers, and the international academic community.
Our dynamic graduate programs bring together enthusiastic faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and students who make discoveries and advance knowledge and applications across a broad range of industries. Our undergraduates receive a well-rounded education including hands-on project work that prepares them for successful, rewarding careers in almost every sector and industry.
We are also home to the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS), a resource that supports industrial collaborations with over 30 companies, businesses, and government labs.
- New NSF Award for Martin Bill Martin is co-PI in "TWC: Small: Towards Practical Fully Homomorphic Encryption,” NSF CNS-1319130, $499,780, PI Berk Sunar (Electrical and Computer Engineering, WPI). The grant is funded under NSF's "Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace" (SaTC) program, 10/2013-9/2016. >
- New NSF Award for Olson Sarah Olson is the PI on a new National Science Foundation award titled "Collaborative Research: Computational models of cilia and flagella in a Brinkman fluid." (DMS-1413110, $150,000, 8/15/2014-7/31/2017.) >
- New NSF Award for Weekes Associate Professor Suzanne Weekes is a co-PI in the new National Science Foundation award DMS-1345499, "Preparing Mathematical Sciences Students for Business, Industry, and Government Careers (Pre-BIG)" for $2,057,514 (2013-2017). >
- Largest computing hub at WPI through NSF Major Research Infrastructure Grant (MRI) Homer Walker (PI) with Sarah Olson, Marcus Sarkis, Burt Tilley, Zheyang Wu (co-PIs) and Dalin Tang (Senior Investigator) have been awarded an NSF MRI grant that has allowed the implementation of the largest computer hub in WPI's history. (NSF MRI Grant DMS-1337943, 9/13–8/16, $363,579) >
- Upcoming AMS MRC in Financial Mathematics Assistant Professors Maxim Bichuch and Stephan Sturm have been awarded an American Mathematical Society (AMS) grant to organize the 2015 AMS MRC conference in Snowbird, Utah. >
- New NSF Award for Wu Assitant Professor Zheyang Wu is the PI on a new DMS NSF grant. The $109,999.00 three-year (2013-2016) grant is titled "Optimal Tests for Weak, Sparse and Complex Signals With Application to Genetic Association Studies." >
- 2014 Applied and Industrial Mathematics Institute for Secondary Teachers (MIST) In July the department of Mathematical Sciences hosted the first "Applied and Industrial Mathematics Institute for Secondary Teachers" (MIST). >
- Larsen lectures at IAS/Park City Summer Institute PCMI The IAS/Park City Mathematics Program (PCMI) program was held June 29-July 19, 2014 around the theme of "Mathematics and Materials." >
- Colloquium-Jianjun Huang (WPI)-Interaction between Toroidal Swimmers in Stokes flow (Fri. Oct 3)
- Colloquium-Boris Rozovsky (Brown University)-Title TBA (Fri. Oct 10)
- Colloquium-Gwen Spencer (Smith College)-Influence Beyond Exposure: Tackling an Economic Variant of Seeding Viral Spread (Fri. Nov 7)
- Colloquium-Mert Gürbüzbalaban (MIT)-Title TBA (Fri. Nov 14)