The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAAM) is a part of the Brown School of Engineering at Rice University. From its beginnings in the 1960s, the department has emphasized outward-directed research activities. Our faculty work closely with private-sector scientists and engineers in consulting, sponsored research, and consortia. Over 60% of our PhDs are currently working in the private sector or in government laboratories.
CAAM faculty and graduate students apply modern mathematics and high performance computing to today's pressing scientific and technological problems. Current research areas include engineering optimization, integer and combinatorial optimization, impedance tomography, computational geophysics, design of materials, biomathematics, and optimal control.
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Making connections with industry is the goal of the CAAM affiliates program. Our research generates new mathematical and computational technology. The affiliates program facilitates technology transfer through sponsored research, consulting, and student internships. Industrial scientists and engineers, in turn, provide inspiration for new research projects, PhD thesis topics, and curriculum reform.
Annual memberships are $4000, with a reduced rate of $2000 available for small companies or those in operation for five or fewer years. Sponsors of CAAM research projects may become CAAM affiliates for an additional payment of $1000. Discounts are available for members of other affiliates programs in the Brown School of Engineering.
To become a member of our corporate affiliates program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To discuss sponsoring an individual research project, contact a CAAM faculty member.