The Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences program is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the Graduate College of the University of Iowa. It cooperates with the Departments of Mathematics, and other mathematically-oriented departments. The administrative offices are located in Room 14 of MacLean Hall. The current program chair is Professor Weimin Han. Follow the links to obtain further information or application materials.


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Recent Graduates

  • May, 2017Tracie Michlin
    Thesis title: Using Wavelet Bases to Separate Scales in Quantum Field Theory
    Professor Wayne Polyzou (Physics and Astronomy)
    Position: Adjunct Instructor, Kirkwood College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • May, 2017Silviya Valeva
    Thesis title: Workforce and Inventory Management under Uncertain Demand
    Professor Barrett Thomas (Management Sciences)
    Position: Post-doc, Rice University, Houston
  • May, 2017Kai Yang
    Thesis title: Dynamics of the Energy Critical Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation with Inverse Square Potential 
    Professor Xiaoyi Zhang (Mathematics)
    Position: Post-doc, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • December, 2016Benjamin Dill
    Thesis title: Numerical simulation of the impact of a steel ball with a rigid foundation
    Professor David Stewart (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure-track, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • December, 2016Nan Hu
    Thesis title: A Unified Discrepancy-Based Approach for Balancing Efficiency and Robustness in State-Space Modeling Estimation, Selection, and Diagnosis 
    Professor Joseph Cavanaugh (Biostatistics)
    Position: Associate Statistical Scientist, Genentech, San Francisco
  • December, 2016Nathaniel Richmond
    Thesis title: On Stochastic Network Design: Modeling Approaches and Solution Techniques 
    Professor Pavlo Krokhmal (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, now at University of Arizona)
    Position: Senior Operations Research & Advanced Analytics Specialist, BNSF Railway in Ft. Worth, Texas
  • December, 2016Ze Zhao
    Thesis title: Stochastic Volatility Models with Applications in Finance
    Professor Palle Jorgensen (Mathematics)
    Position: Risk Analyst, Transamerica, Cedar Rapids, Iowa