Could a math problem hold the key for curing cancer? How about predicting the stock market? A newly created department at the University of Notre Dame is using the tools of applied mathematics to solve real world problems, including insights into blood clot formation and the spread of cancer, forecasting the behavior of stock markets and modeling environmental phenomena.
The new Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics in the Notre Dame College of Science will provide students with access to a growing and increasingly important field of study. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported that the related field of computational science is one of the top five up and coming majors and statistician and bioinformatics rank highly in job opportunity surveys.
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