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Graduate Study

Admission and


of Study

Members of
Graduate Studies




Computational and Applied Mathematics

Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Computational and Applied Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

Support facilities for work in computational and applied mathematics include the Kuehne Physics-Mathematics-Astronomy Library, the McKinney Engineering Library, and the Mallet Chemistry Library. Extensive computing facilities are available, including a scientific visualization laboratory driven by a 24-processor SGI Onyx2 supercomputer and switched 100/1,000 mbps ethernet networks supporting more than 150 general-purpose Linux, SGI, IBM, and Macintosh workstations. Other computational resources include an 88-node Cray T3E, a 16-node Cray SVI, 18- and 64-node IBM SP2s, 16- and 64-node Beowulf clusters, and a 4-processor SGI Origin 2000 terascale data archive server. Shared and distributed parallel computers maintained by the Department of Computer Sciences are also available, as are workstations in several academic departments in the College of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences. Faculty members and graduate students also have access to the resources of Academic Computing described in chapter 1.

Areas of Study

Graduate study in computational and applied mathematics comprises three areas: applicable mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computations, and mathematical modeling and applications. Within these broad areas, the student may take courses and conduct research in numerical analysis and scientific computing, applicable mathematics, computational mechanics and physics, parallel computing and computer architecture, and mathematical modeling, and in supporting areas in engineering and science that involve mathematical modeling of physical phenomena and engineering systems.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2000-2001.

Aristotle Arapostathis
Todd Arbogast
Ivo M. Babuska
Chandrajit L. Bajaj
Ross Baldick
Kenneth S. Ball
Eric B. Becker
William Beckner
Jerry L. Bona
Roger T. Bonnecaze
Alan C. Bovik
James C. Browne
Michael D. Bryant
Luis A. Caffarelli
Graham F. Carey
E. Ward Cheney
Alan K. Cline
James W. Daniel
Clint Dawson
Rafael de la Llave
Leszek F. Demkowicz
Inderjit S. Dhillon
Charles N. Friedman
Donald S. Fussell
Irene Martinez Gamba
Vijay K. Garg
John E. Gilbert
Oscar Gonzalez
Robin R. Gutell
John J. Hasenbein
Linda J. Hayes
David M. Hillis
Patrick Jaillet
John Kallinderis
     Loukas F. Kallivokas
Hans Koch
Takis Konstantopoulos
Calvin Lin
John E. Luecke
Michael P. Marder
Richard A. Matzner
Daene C. McKinney
Mark E. Mear
Tessie J. Moon
Philip J. Morrison
J. Tinsley Oden
Gregory J. Rodin
Peter J. Rossky
William Schelter
Kamy Sepehrnoori
Paul R. Shapiro
Ralph E. Showalter
Panagiotis Souganidis
Jack B. Swift
Harry L. Swinney
Toshiki Tajima
John L. Tassoulas
Stathis Tompaidis
Jack S. Turner
Karen K. Uhlenbeck
Robert van de Geijn
Mikhail M. Vishik
Tandy Warnow
J. Craig Wheeler
Mary F. Wheeler
Robert E. Wyatt
Jack X. Xin
Thaleia Zariphopoulou

Admission Requirements

Students entering the program are expected to have undergraduate degrees in engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, or a natural science such as physics or chemistry.

Degree Requirements

Each student develops a program of study that includes a substantial component in each of three areas of concentration: applicable mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computation, and mathematical modeling for applications in a science or engineering discipline. The program must be reviewed and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. Lists of courses in the three concentrations are available from the graduate adviser.

Master of Science in Computational and Applied Mathematics. This program requires completion of thirty semester hours of approved coursework, including a thesis; thirty-three semester hours of approved coursework, including a report; or thirty-six hours of approved coursework. At least twenty-four hours must be chosen from courses in the three concentration areas, with at least six hours from each area. These twenty-four hours of approved coursework must be taken on the letter-grade basis.

Doctor of Philosophy. Before admission to candidacy for the degree, each student develops a program of study that draws courses from each of the three areas of concentration; the program must be approved by the Graduate Studies Subcommittee. The student must also pass an examination in each area. With approval of the Graduate Studies Subcommittee, a student may substitute participating departmental qualifying requirements in one or more areas. In addition to meeting the area requirements, the student must prepare a written dissertation proposal. Oral presentation of the proposal and an oral examination are required.

A dissertation is required of every candidate, followed by a final oral examination covering the dissertation and the general field of the dissertation.

For More Information

Campus address: Applied Computational and Engineering Science Building (ACE) 6.320, phone (512) 471-7386, fax (512) 471-8694; campus mail code: C0200

Mailing address: Graduate Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics, TICAM, ACE 6.412, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712



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Graduate Catalog
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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