Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics is a discipline devoted to the use of mathematical methods and reasoning to solve real-world problems of a scientific or decision-making nature in a wide variety of subjects, principally (but not exclusively) in engineering, medicine, the physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences. Applied mathematical modeling often involves the use of systems of (partial) differential equations to describe and predict the behavior of complex real-world systems that unfold dynamically in time. 


Baskin Engineering students win big at the 2019 Graduate Research Symposium

Bhishek Manek, Applied Mathematics, won the Steck Family Prize for Graduate Research Excellence. Sara Nasab, Applied Mathematics, and Thomas Ng, Biomolecular Engineering, won best in Baskin Engineering.  More information Read More

Marc Mangel

Mathematical biologist Marc Mangel honored by American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists

Marc Mangel, distinguished research professor of applied mathematics in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has been chosen to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award of the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB). The award recognizes Mangel for the “scientific... Read More

CruzHacks judging in progress

UC Santa Cruz student-run CruzHacks revamps for its sixth year

With a new slate of leaders at the helm, the UC Santa Cruz student-organized CruzHacks aims to bring together 500 hackers of all backgrounds for a weekend of innovation. The non-profit hackathon hopes to create an environment in which high school and college students can work collaboratively to... Read More