Ph.D. Degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics

The University of Chicago has recently created a Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM), an inter-departmental program to provide graduate training leading to the Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics. Please note our application for Fall 2018 is now closed as the deadline of January 15, 2018 has passed.


The use of computational, mathematical and statistical modeling in various areas of science has increased dramatically in recent years, triggered by massive increases in computing power and data acquisition. Mechanistic models for physical problems that reflect underlying physical laws are being combined with data-driven approaches in which statistical inference and optimization play key roles. These developments are transforming research agendas throughout statistics and applied mathematics, and are impacting a broad range of scientific disciplines.

A critical need now exists to train the next generation of computational and applied mathematicians to confront data-centric problems in the natural and social sciences. In response to these developments, the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics has been formed to provide graduate training in Computational and Applied Mathematics that reflects both the scientific demands and the unique strengths of the University of Chicago faculty across the Division of the Physical Sciences, including the recent hiring of several new faculty under a Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative (CAMI).

Faculty Openings

The Department of Statistics has openings for two tenure-track positions: an Assistant Professor of statistics and/or data science; an Assistant Professor of computational and applied mathematics.

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Latest News and Announcements

News and Announcements Archive

September 25, 2018

Master’s in Computational and Applied Mathematics (MCAM)

The Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics is excited to announce that we have launched a new Master’s degree program and applications are now being accepted! See the full announcement courtesy of the Physical Science Division here:

For more details about the program, please visit the Master’s in Computational and Applied Mathematics (MCAM) website here:

September 18, 2018

Admissions Application Open!

Prospective PhD students interested in applying for admission for Fall 2019 to Computational and Applied Mathematics at the University of Chicago can now do so. You may CLICK HERE to access the online application. The deadline to submit your application for admission, along with all necessary documentation is January 15th, 2019. For more information regarding admission requirements, please visit here. If you have any questions regarding admission, please send your inquiry to

June 7, 2018

Wenjia Jing and Ke Ye selected for the 2017 Thousand Talents Program

Wenjia Jing and Ke YeCongratulations to Dr. Wenjia Jing and Dr. Ke Ye on being selected for the 2017 Thousand Talents Program for distinguished young scholars in China. Wenjia Jing was a Dickson Instructor advised by CAM faculty Takis Souganidis and before that a PhD student at Columbia University advised by CAM faculty Guillaume Bal. He is now an assistant professor at Tsinghua University. Ke Ye was a Dickson Instructor and CAM postdoc advised by CAM faculty Lek-Heng Lim. He is now an associate professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and has also been selected for the CAS's Hundred Talents Program. Further information may be found in Chinese here, here, and here.