AMCS PhD graduates Nathaniel Richmond and Catherine Patterson

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission should have a solid undergraduate training in a mathematical science.

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Nathan Ellingwood

Graduate Curriculum

Students study theoretical mathematics, applied mathematics, and an outside area in which mathematics is applied.

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Professor Karim Abdel-Malek


Meet the Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences faculty members.

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Interdisciplinary PhD program

AMCS cooperates with the Department of Mathematics in educating its graduate students.

Award-Winning Students

Greg Ongie

Greg Ongie

Ongie received the 2018 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize from the Graduate College.

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Samuel Brensinger

Samuel Brensinger

Brensinger won the 2020 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize from the Graduate College.

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J Vernerio

J Verniero

Verniero received the 2019 Hancher-Finkbine Medallion based on their achievements.

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Past events

The application of implicit Runge-Kutta methods to various types of differential equations

Friday, April 26, 2024 3:30pm to 4:20pm
MacLean Hall
Speaker: Laurent O. Jay, Dept. of Mathematics

Optimization and related problems

Friday, April 19, 2024 3:30pm to 4:20pm
MacLean Hall
Speaker: David Stewart, Department of Mathematics

Advice for a Career in Academia

Friday, April 12, 2024 3:30pm to 4:20pm
MacLean Hall
Speaker: Joe Eichholz, United States Air Force Academy
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A student receives the 2024 Outstanding TA Award

Monday, April 29, 2024
AMCS student Joey Small recognized.
Attendees of AMCS Day 2024

AMCS Day on August 26, 2023

Monday, September 4, 2023
There was a total of twenty presentations given by AMCS and Math students.
Ying Liu

Ying Liu awarded NSF internship

Sunday, April 23, 2023
Liu will work with Dr. Hong Zhang at Argonne National Laboratory on a project that focuses on data-driven discovery of unknown dynamics.
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Three students receive the 2023 Outstanding TA Award

Monday, March 27, 2023
AMCS students Ibrahim Emirahmetoglu, Garrett Mason, and Jessa Rhea recognized.
Michael Kratochvil

Michael Kratochvil wins the 2022 Herb Hethcote Award

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Kratochvil honored for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in AMCS.

AMCS Day on August 27, 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
There was a total of fifteen presentations given by AMCS students and two talks from AMCS faculty.

Beste Basciftci appointed as new AMCS faculty

Friday, May 20, 2022
Professor Beste Basciftci from the Department of Business Analytics and Information Systems has been appointed as a new faculty member of the AMCS Program.

Baylor Recruits Henry Han, AMCS Ph.D., 2004, Leading Data Scientist, to Serve as Inaugural McCollum Family Chair in Data Sciences

Monday, October 18, 2021
Henry Han earned a Ph.D. in AMCS at the University of Iowa in 2004. He then served on the bioinformatics and mathematics faculty at Eastern Michigan University from 2005 to 2012 before moving to Fordham.
Andrew Pensoneault

Lectures on an introduction to parallel programming by Andrew Pensoneault starting Nov. 1st.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Andrew Pensoneault, a 6th year AMCS graduate student, has volunteered to give a few introductory lectures on parallel programming. Starting November 1st until the end of semester it will be held on Mondays at 3:30PM in room 218 MLH and also live on zoom.
Sara Reed

AMCS student Sara Reed receives a Graduate Research Excellence Award

Monday, May 10, 2021
Sara Reed, an AMCS graduate student is one of only three students across the entire university to receive a Graduate Research Excellence Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Qing Zou

Qing Zou won best student paper award at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021
Qing Zou won the best student paper award at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2021 for his work on the paper Deep Generative SToRM Model for Dynamic Imaging with coauthors Abdul Haeeb Ahmed, Prashant Nagpal, Stanley Kruger, and AMCS advisor Mathews Jacob.

Ibrahim Demir appointed as new AMCS faculty

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Professor Ibrahim Demir from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been appointed as a new faculty member of the AMCS Program.
Samuel Brensinger

Mathematician proposes new theory of gravity

Monday, November 23, 2020
Samuel Brensinger's dissertation introduces projective gauge gravity as an expansion of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
Samuel Brensinger

Samuel Brensinger awarded the 2020 D.C. Spriestersbach Distinguished Dissertation Prize

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Brensinger recognized for the excellence of his doctoral dissertation: “Projective Gauge Gravity.”
Applied Math

AMCS Day on June 4, 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020
There was a total of fourteen presentations given by eleven AMCS students.
Jared Grove

Two AMCS students received the 2020 Outstanding TA Awards

Friday, May 22, 2020
Jared Grove and Mitchell Riley honored for their teaching.

Hiroyuki Sugiyama and Yangyang Wang appointed as new AMCS faculty

Friday, April 24, 2020
Faculty came from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.

Former AMCS Director Herb Hethcote makes generous gift

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Funds will be used to support activities of AMCS graduate students.

Hassan Rafique received the Best Paper Award Runner-up at the INFORMS Workshop on Data Science 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019
Graduate student cited for research paper paper "Model-Agnostic Linear Competitors."
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Keep Moving Forward!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
ITS Custom Solutions & Integrations' is pleased to announce their improved SiteNow service.
J Verniero and Dean John Keller at the Hancher-Finkbine Awards Dinner.

J Verniero honored with Hancher-Finkbine Medallion

Thursday, May 16, 2019
J earned the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion by just being themself.
Pake Melland

Four AMCS students received 2019 outstanding TA awards

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Melanie King, Pake Melland, Roberto C. Toro-Rodriguez, and Rajinda S. Wickrama all recognized for their teaching.
Applied Math

Inaugural AMCS Day on April 20, 2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Event featured research presentations by eight AMCS students and a panel discussion on career opportunities.
Pake Melland

Pake Melland selected for a 2019 NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship (MSGI)

Thursday, April 4, 2019
His internship will take place at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
Sara Reed

Exploring autonomous deliveries

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Sara Reed explores how autonomous (self-driving) vehicles will minimize delivery time in an urban setting in order to best serve customers.
Sara Reed

Sara Reed featured at the Dare to Discover Campaign

Saturday, February 2, 2019
PhD student's research is highlighted by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Greg Ongie

Spriestersbach Prize winner creates algorithm for MRI reconstruction

Monday, September 10, 2018
Greg Ongie developed an algorithm for accelerated MRI reconstruction based on a new mathematical model of images.
Jason Graham

Jason Graham's work written up in Quanta

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Alum's research featured in a Simons Foundation magazine.
Nathaniel Richmond


Sunday, November 12, 2017
Ken Czuprynski, Nathaniel Richmond, and Nathan Ellingwood received NSF awards.
Hassan Rafique

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in 2016-2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Hassan Rafique cited for his exemplary teaching.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in 2015-2016

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Four AMCS students receive Outstanding TA Awards.
Gordon Aiello

Gordon Aiello and Nan Hu received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in 2014-2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Two AMCS graduate students received Outstanding TA awards.
Greg Ongie

Gregory Ongie won the best student paper award at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Ongie's award-winning paper was titled. "Super-resolution MRI Using Finite Rate of Innovation Curves."
Nathan Ellingwood

Using math to map lung function

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Jason Graham

Graham develops model to understand joint disease

Friday, December 7, 2012
Osteoarthritis is caused by a breakdown in cartilage in the affected joints, often as a result of post-traumatic stress following articular cartilage injuries.
Joe Eichholz

Joseph Eichholz profiled in Graduate College Annual Report

Thursday, January 12, 2012
AMCS graduate student spotlighted in Graduate College publication.