Applied analysis and computation are essential to research in virtually every field of science and engineering. Modern engineering is, to a large extent, computational engineering. Computational and applied mathematics (CAAM) is the fundamental discipline that underlies practice and intellectual advancement in mathematical modeling, applied analysis, the development and analysis of numerical algorithms, and the implementation and dissemination of mathematical software. CAAM provides a key enabling technology for all aspects of computational engineering and numerical simulation.
MECH senior, CAAM minor and undergraduate researcher Andrew Corbat√≥ studies Rayleigh‚ÄďB√©nard convection. Using the fluid- and heat-transfer physics learned in MECH and mathematical techniques learned in CAAM, Corbat√≥ now enjoys doing research at the intersection of these areas.