The Department of Mathematics is committed to working with other departments, universities and institutions to find interdisciplinary solutions to the world’s pressing problems. The department participates in several interdisciplinary research centers that help accomplish this goal.
The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) is an National Science Foundation–funded national institute in Research Triangle Park, N.C. SAMSI’s vision is to forge a new synthesis of the statistical sciences and the applied mathematical sciences with disciplinary science to confront the hardest and most important data- and model-driven scientific challenges. SAMSI is a partnership of NC State, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, in collaboration with the William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science.
The Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC), which is housed in the Mathematics Department and directed by University Professor of Mathematics H. T. Banks, is an NC State multidisciplinary center that fosters research in scientific computing and provides a focal point for research in computational science, engineering and applied mathematics. Graduate education and supervision of postdoctoral research are core activities for CRSC faculty and staff.