**“It is important for him who wants to discover not to confine himself to one chapter of science, but to keep in touch with various others.”**

**…Jacques Hadamard**

The teaching and research programs of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics span modern applied mathematics. The department’s curriculum in Probability and Statistics covers probability theory, stochastic processes, and applied and theoretical statistics. Its Operations Research and Optimization curriculum includes continuous and discrete optimization, numerical optimization, network programming, computer modeling, and game theory. The curriculum in Discrete Mathematics includes combinatorics, graph theory, and cryptology and coding; and the curriculum in Computational and Applied Mathematics includes computing, numerical analysis, matrix analysis, and mathematical modeling. Its curriculum in Financial Mathematics includes fundamental courses in investment science, financial derivatives, optimal portfolios, risk management and hedging. The programs of the department emphasize mathematical reasoning, mathematical modeling and computations, abstraction from the particular, innovative application of mathematics, and development of new methodology.

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics offers programs leading to the following degrees, M.A., M.S.E., M.S.E.F.M. and Ph.D.