Interdisciplinary Research Centers

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 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.

CRSC’s activities include the Industrial Applied Mathematics Program and the two-week Industrial Mathematics Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students, held in August. This annual workshop exposes 30 mathematics and statistics graduate students from around the country to challenging problems from industry and government laboratories.

The Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine (CQSB) is an NC State multidisciplinary center that catalyzes and facilitates research projects in the biomedical sciences that require collaboration among scientists in the quantitative and biological disciplines. CQSB aims to provide a basis for unique graduate and postgraduate training at the interface of the quantitative and biomedical sciences.

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.