The department has 3 full-time faculty members in Applied Mathematics.
The applied mathematics program at the University of Montana is
based in the areas of Dynamical Systems, Inverse Problems, Computational Mathematics, Uncertainty Quantification, Asymptotic
Analysis, Mathematical and Computational Biology and Natural Resource
Management. Other faculty in Mathematics and Statistics interact
with the group, as their research interests overlap with the applied
mathematicians'. The applied mathematicians also collaborate with
faculty members at UM in Chemistry, Computer Science, Division of Biological Sciences,
Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Montana Neuroscience Institue, Physics,
Wildlife Biology, Forestry and other departments. There are 1-2
seminars involving faculty and graduate students going on at any
given time in Applied Mathematics. This year we are emphasizing
inverse problems and mathematical biology, with applications in
neuroscience. Computers are used extensively in all of the Applied
Mathematics courses. Research in Applied Mathematics is supported
through both local (UM) and external (NSF) funding. Faculty members
in the group are active in various national societies such as The
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, specifically in Numerical
Methods and Applied Dynamical Systems Activity Groups. |