The applied math group has particular strengths in nonlinear waves, network science and scientific computing, as well as breadth in a number of areas such as dynamical systems, mathematical finance and materials science / continuum mechanics. A number of our faculty participate in cross-disciplinary initiatives like the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

In addition to tenured and tenure-track faculty, the applied math group currently has three Visiting Assistant Professors, and typically 20 to 25 PhD students, a few MA students, and about 5 MS students. The applied math group has a weekly seminar series featuring internal and external speakers and occasionally hosts small conferences.

**Maxim Bichuch,**PhDPhD, Carnegie Mellon UniversityAssistant ProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Financial Mathematics; Deep Learning; Machine Learning; PDEs; Stochastic Processes; Decentralized Finance.

**Gino Biondini,**PhDPhD, Theoretical Physics, University of Perugia, ItalyProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Applied mathematics, nonlinear waves, solitons, integrable systems, inverse problems, applied probability, stochastic processes, optics.

**Sergey Dyachenko,**PhDPhD, Applied Mathematics, University of New MexicoAssistant ProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Applied mathematics; nonlinear waves; scientific computing; free surface waves

**Daozhi Han,**PhDPhD, Florida State UniversityAssistant ProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Applied mathematics, numerical analysis, PDEs, fluid dynamics

**Naoki Masuda,**PhDPhD, University of TokyoProfessor, Director of Graduate StudiesDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Network science; mathematical biology.

**Sarah F. Muldoon,**PhDPhD, University of Michigan, Physics (2009)Associate ProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Network Neuroscience and Complex Systems.

**Barbara Prinari,**PhDPhD in Physics, University of Lecce, ItalyProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Nonlinear waves; integrable systems; solitons; mathematical modeling in social and behavioral science.

**John Ringland,**PhDPhD, University of Texas, AustinAssociate ProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Applied mathematics, bifurcation theory, mathematical modeling, computational mathematics.

**Brian Spencer,**PhDPhD, Northwestern UniversityProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Continuum mechanics and materials modeling; bifurcation and stability; perturbation methods; scientific computing; variational calculus.

**Alexandr Chernyavsky,**PhDPhD, Mathematics, McMaster University, CanadaVisiting Assistant ProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Nonlinear Waves, Parity-Time Symmetry, Scientific Computing, Sum-of-squares Optimization

**Daniel Gendin,**PhDPhD, Boston UniversityVisiting Assistant ProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Inverse problems, mathematical modeling of inhomogeneous materials, computational methods, uncertainty quantification.

**Sarbendu Rakshit,**PhDPhD, Indian Statistical Institute, KolkataVisiting Assistant ProfessorDepartment of MathematicsResearch Interests: Nonlinear Analysis; Stability Theory; Networked Dynamical Systems.

APPLIED MATH PhD GRADUATE PLACEMENT

**See the chart, here.**

- Professor Sarah Muldoon delivers session on analyzing neuroimaging data across scales11/3/20Statisticians from across upstate New York will descend on UB May 2-4 for UP-STAT 2022, the 10th joint conference of the Upstate Chapters of the American Statistical Association. Sarah Muldoon, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, UB College of Arts and Sciences, will deliver a special invited session on modeling and analyzing neuroimaging data across scales. Visit the conference website. Read the story by David J. Hill.
- Professor Naoki Masuda wins JSPS Prize2/26/20The University at Buffalo Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that Dr. Naoki Masuda, Associate Professor, is the winner of the JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) Prize 2020. The national award recognizes his work, “Pioneering Research on Theory and Data-Analysis Methods for Temporal Networks”. Dr. Masuda attended the JSPS Awards Ceremony in February, 2020, accompanied by his daughter, Ami Masuda. The JSPS 2020 Award included full funding of their travel to Japan. While there, Dr. Masuda and Ami participated in an exclusive audience with the Japanese Royal Family.
- Advances in describing waves2/24/16
Work by UB mathematician Gino Biondini builds on centuries of research devoted to using math to describe the physical world.

WE HOST SPECIAL EVENTS

- UB Applied Math hosted the Fifth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems.
- UB Applied Math hosted the Second New York Conference in Applied Mathematics.
- UB Applied Math hosted a workshop on Nonlinearity and Randomness in Complex Systems.

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

**Our faculty have access to UB's Center for Computational Research (CCR) for visualization hardware and cutting-edge supercomputering capabilities.**