Applied Mathematics is the discipline of discovering, applying, and promoting the use of mathematics to model and solve practical problems in many disciplines, ranging from physical sciences and biology to medicine and business. By exploiting the common underlying mathematical framework, the Department of Applied Mathematics initiates the cross-fertilization of ideas and techniques from one discipline to another. Many of our faculty members are either joint or adjunct faculty in another department. The faculty is widely known for its research leadership and authorship of many research papers, textbooks, and monographs, and activity on editorial boards of leading journals.