Howard Elman Reappointed as the Director of The Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Scientific Computational Graduate Program
Professor Howard Elman has been reappointed as the director of The Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Scientific Computational Graduate Program (AMSC). A PhD in computer science from Yale University, Elman has been affiliated with the program for several decades and took over as the director in 2018.
“I'm delighted to continue in my role as Director of the AMSC program," says Elman. Further he adds “This is an interdisciplinary graduate program that draws on the strengths the University has in Applied Mathematics across campus, with 150 affiliated faculty from 36 units on campus, including 18 members of the Computer Science Department.”
An expert in high performance and scientific computing, Elman has been a SIAM fellow since 2009.
“The AMSC program allows the students to work on a wide range of topics including analysis of partial differential equations, computational fluid dynamics, mathematical finance, optimization, machine learning and data science, and biomathematics,” says Elman. “I have strived to be flexible and innovative, as the program incorporates new ideas such as quantum computing and statistical methods while retaining and enhancing its strengths in classic topics in analysis and computational mathematics.”
Ranked #13 (US News and World Report) in the nation, and sponsored by MATH and IPST the AMSC program aims to promote training in interdisciplinary research. In addition to this the program is involved in collaborative research with major federal research institutes in the Washington, D.C. area which includes NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Naval Research Laboratory and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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