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The Department of Applied Mathematics has a multifaceted mission to provide an exceptional mathematical education focused on the unique needs of NPS students, to conduct relevant research, and to provide service to the broader community. A strong and vibrant Department of Applied Mathematics is essential to the university's goal of becoming a premiere research university. Because research in mathematics often impacts science and engineering in surprising ways, the department encourages mathematical explorations in a broad range of areas in applied mathematics with specific thrust areas that support the mission of the school.

Mathematics is the language of science and is fundamental to every quantitative science and technology curriculum on campus. The Department of Applied Mathematics strives to provide a solid mathematical foundation for all students as they make the transition into graduate curricula. We provide high-quality instruction in all courses, giving emphasis to relevant and modern mathematical techniques in our advanced courses. And we encourage students to develop and utilize skills in analysis, reasoning, creativity, and exposition as they acquire knowledge of mathematics and its applications.

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The Department of Applied Mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey, California invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor (exceptional candidates at all levels may be considered).   The NPS Mission The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to “increase the combat effectiveness of U.S. and allied armed forces and...Read More

Science Magazine Highlights Work of MA Faculty

Professor Frank Giraldo’s work on atmospheric modeling is in a recent article in Science Magazine as part of an ambitious project backed by prominent technology philanthropists.  In the fall of 2018, members of the Scientific Computing group in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School will begin a project on Data-Driven Earth System Models.  The project...Read More

Prof. Ralucca Gera's promotion

Congratulations to Professor Ralucca Gera for her promotion to Full Professor!...Read More

Prof. Pante Stanica, Assistant Prof. (CDR) Thor Martinsen Received Best Paper Award

Prof. Stanica and Asst. Prof. Martinsen at WAIFI in Bergen, Norway.

Prof. Pante Stanica and Assistant Prof. (CDR) Thor Martinsen from the Applied Math department at NPS, along with Dr. Wilfried Meidl from RICAM - Johann Radon Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics (Linz, Austria) and Prof. Alexander Pott of Otto von Guericke Universität, Fakultät für Mathematik (Magdeburg, Germany) won the best paper award for their paper "On symmetry and differential...Read More

Fellow at the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, UK

Congratulations to our colleague, Prof. Pante Stanica was elected a Fellow at the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, UK....Read More

MA graduates

Congratulations to our September 2017 graduates! Left to right: LT Ben Kalkwarf, CPT Brian Weaver, CPT Austin Harris, CPT Marcelo Presa....Read More

New Book in 2017 by Prof. Pante Stanica

Prof. Pante Stanica co-authored (with T.W. Cusick) the second edition of his book on Cryptographic Boolean Functions and Applications, published by Elsevier-Academic Press. Boolean functions are the building blocks of symmetric cryptographic systems. Symmetrical cryptographic algorithms are fundamental tools in the design of all types of digital security systems (i.e. communications, financial...Read More

Associate Prof. Lucas Wilcox

Congratulations to Associate Professor Lucas Wilcox! Associate Professor Lucas Wilcox has been awarded the 2017 Carl E. and Jesse W. Menneken Annual Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research....Read More

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