Welcome to PACM

The Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that provides a home for people from many fields and directions, who share a passion for mathematics and its applications.  The program was founded in 1968 by Martin Kruskal. For the first decade, Kruskal was the director of the Program in Applied Mathematics. In 1984, the   faculty approved an expansion to include computational math, in response to the widespread use of computers.  In March of 1984, with the recommendation of the Graduate School, the faculty unanimously voted to establish the graduate program. The program’s first public lecture was given on December 13, 1967 by Richard Courant, professor emeritus of mathematics at New York University. The lecture covered Dr. Courant’s views on the relationship between the historical background and the philosophical implications of applied mathematics.

Our core faculty is presently constituted by 11 faculty members most of whom hold a joint appointment between their home department and the program; these core faculty also function as an executive committee for Applied & Computational Math in all its important decisions. The Program benefits from the participation of 42 associate faculty from many areas of science and engineering; and it also consists , 2 Research Software Engineers, 7 postdoctoral research associates, 29 graduate students, and 57 undergraduate certificate students.



Peter Constantin     
Phone: 258-6303   
Office: 205 Fine Hall

Director of Graduate Studies

Maria Chudnovsky

Maria Chudnovsky 
Phone: 258-2833 
Office: 211 Fine Hall