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Applied Mathematics and Statistics


During the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Office for the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics is closed to the public. If you have questions related to the Department or its Programs, contact Dr. Eric Forgoston at or 973-655-7242. For other general inquiries, contact Ms. Kinga Picerna at or 973-655-7860. For general information regarding the University’s response to the outbreak, consult the Coronavirus website.

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics is committed to the study and development of mathematical disciplines in order to solve real-world problems that society is currently facing.  The curriculum emphasizes the synthesis of mathematics, statistics, and computation to solve a wide variety of relevant problems. There are many opportunities for students to perform research in the following branches of modern applied mathematics.

  • Data-Driven Analysis: the science of using mathematics, statistics, and computation to extract knowledge from data
  • Financial Mathematics: the science of modeling and analyzing financial markets
  • Fluid Mechanics: the science of fluids and gases at rest and in motion
  • Mathematical Biology: the science of modeling and analyzing biological processes
  • Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: the science of systems governed by a consistent set of laws over time
  • Scientific Computing: the science of using computers to model complex systems
  • Statistics: the science of extracting information from data

Why Study Applied Mathematics and StatisticsDegree Programs

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Faculty Research

Department research areas include data-driven analysis, financial mathematics, fluid mechanics, mathematical biology, nonlinear dynamical systems, scientific computing, and statistics. Faculty research programs are funded by the Army Research Office (ARO), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). There are many opportunities for students to gain research experience. Students should stop by our offices and get involved!

Contact Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Schmitt Hall room 332

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Eric Forgoston


Conrad J. Schmitt Hall, 332
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Kinga Picerno

Program Associate

Richardson Hall, 213