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

Michael Catanzaro Assistant Professor [MATH]
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 Associate Dean [MATH]
Joseph Iverson Assistant Professor [MATH]
Claus Kadelka Assistant Professor [MATH]
Fritz Keinert Associate Professor [MATH]
Bernard Lidický Associate Professor [MATH]
Hailiang Liu Professor [MATH]
Glenn Luecke Professor [MATH]
Songting Luo Associate Professor [MATH]
Jason McCullough Assistant Professor [MATH]
Jennifer Newman Associate Professor [MATH]
Rana Parshad Assistant Professor [MATH]
Yiu Tung Poon Professor [MATH]
James Rossmanith Associate Professor [MATH]
Paul Sacks Professor [MATH]
Hal Schenck Department Chair [MATH]
Jonathan D. H. Smith Professor [MATH]
Pablo Raúl Stinga Assistant Professor [MATH]
Eric Weber Professor [MATH]
Ananda Weerasinghe Professor [MATH]
Zhijun Wu Professor [MATH]
Jue Yan Associate Professor [MATH]
Michael Young Associate Professor [MATH]

Affiliated Faculty from Other Departments

Arka Ghosh Professor [STAT]
Alric Rothmayer Interim Department Chair [AER E]

Graduate Course Offerings

Fall 2019

  • Math 507: Applied Linear Algebra
  • Math 519: Applied Mathematics I
  • Math 554: Intro to Stochastic Processes
  • Math 557: ODEs and Dynamical Systems
  • Math 561: Numerical Analysis I
  • Math 566: Discrete Optimization
  • Math 595: Special Topics: Math Biology
  • Math 631: Harmonic Analysis
  • Math 655: Partial Differential Equations I
  • Math 667: Computational Math for PDE
  • Math 680E: Advanced Topics: Differential Equations
  • Math 680K: Advanced Topics: Probability

Spring 2020

  • Math 517: Finite Difference Methods
  • Math 520: Methods of Applied Mathematics II
  • Math 525: High Performance Computing
  • Math 562: Numerical Analysis II
  • Math 565: Continuous Optimization
  • Math 645: Advanced Stochastic Processes
  • Math 646: Math Modeling of Complex Physical Systems
  • Math 656: Partial Differential Equations II

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: