Applied Mathematics at Iowa State

Welcome to the Applied Mathematics Group in the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University. Our faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and students are involved in a variety of research projects, including numerical analysis and scientific computing, probability and stochastic processes, dynamical systems and control theory, mathematical physics, quantum information, and mathematical biology.

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Faculty from the Department of Mathematics

Domenico D'Alessandro Professor [MATH]
James Evans Professor
Scott Hansen Associate Professor [MATH]
Jonas Hartwig Assistant Professor [MATH]
David Herzog Assistant Professor [MATH]
Leslie Hogben Professor [MATH]
Fritz Keinert Associate Professor [MATH]
Wolfgang Kliemann Interim Associate Dean [LAS]
Hailiang Liu Professor [MATH]
Glenn Luecke Professor [MATH]
Songting Luo Associate Professor [MATH]
Ryan Martin Professor [MATH]
Xuan Hien Nguyen Associate Professor [MATH]
Yiu Tung Poon Professor [MATH]
James Rossmanith Associate Professor [MATH]
Paul Sacks Professor [MATH]
Jonathan D. H. Smith Professor [MATH]
Pablo Raúl Stinga Assistant Professor [MATH]
Ananda Weerasinghe Professor [MATH]
Zhijun Wu Professor [MATH]
Jue Yan Associate Professor [MATH]

Affiliated Faculty from Other Departments

Arka Ghosh Associate Professor [STAT]
Alric Rothmayer Interim Chair [AER E]
Namrata Vaswani Professor [E CPE]

Current Graduate Students

Dong (Tim) Dai Graduate Assistant-Teaching [MATH]
Matt Jacobs Graduate Assistant-Teaching [MATH]
Li Lin Graduate Assistant-Research [MATH]
Wumaier Maimaitiyiming Graduate Assistant-Teaching [MATH]
Stephanie Reinders Graduate Assistant-Research [MATH]
Minwoo Shin Graduate Assistant-Teaching [MATH]
Vicente Valle-Martinez Graduate Assistant-Teaching [MATH]
Jue Wang Graduate Assistant-Teaching [MATH]
Waruni Wijayasinghe Graduate Assistant-Teaching [MATH]
Peimeng Yin Graduate Assistant-Teaching [MATH]

Graduate Course Offerings

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Our SIAM-ISU Student Chapter

Current SIAM-ISU Chapter Officers

Caleb Logemann

The objectives of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) are:

  • Further the application of mathematics to industry and science;
  • Promote basic research in mathematics leading to new methods and techniques useful to industry and science;
  • Provide media for the exchange of information and ideas between mathematicians and other technical and scientific personnel.

The objectives of the SIAM-ISU Student Chapter are

  • Provide students with a means for professional development by its programs and its relationships with other Student Chapters and with the National Society;
  • Contribute toward the development of applied mathematics at the Iowa State University through activities in which student members and faculty may participate;
  • Serve as an interdisciplinary focal point within the University community for the interchange of information in the area of applied mathematics.

Find out more at the following links:

Information about the PhD and MS Programs in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics.

A comprehensive description of the various requirements for these degrees can be find at the following link:

How to Apply to the PhD or MS Programs in Applied Mathematics

Are you interested in applying to one of our degree programs in Applied Mathematics?

A comprehensive explanation of how to apply to either the M.S. or Ph.D. degree programs can be find at the following link: