Mission

Mission

The Department of Applied Mathematics has a multifaceted mission to provide an exceptional mathematical education focused on the unique needs of NPS students, to conduct relevant research, and to provide service to the broader community. A strong and vibrant Department of Applied Mathematics is essential to the university's goal of becoming a premiere research university. Because research in mathematics often impacts science and engineering in surprising ways, the department encourages mathematical explorations in a broad range of areas in applied mathematics with specific thrust areas that support the mission of the school.


Mathematics is the language of science and is fundamental to every quantitative science and technology curriculum on campus. The Department of Applied Mathematics strives to provide a solid mathematical foundation for all students as they make the transition into graduate curricula. We provide high-quality instruction in all courses, giving emphasis to relevant and modern mathematical techniques in our advanced courses. And we encourage students to develop and utilize skills in analysis, reasoning, creativity, and exposition as they acquire knowledge of mathematics and its applications.

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null Highly Meritorious Research by a Junior Naval Postgraduate School Faculty Member

Highly Meritorious Research by a Junior Naval Postgraduate School Faculty Member

Associate Professor Jeremy Kozdon, Department of Applied Mathematics

His work involves the development of adaptive numerical methods and their implementation in high-performance codes that run on current and emerging computer architectures. In the past two years he has been co-PI on a high-profile project called Climate Machine (CLIMA), which is an ambitious project funded by several philanthropies and the National Science Foundation to build a new climate modeling system. The project involves partners from Caltech, MIT, and the Jet-Propulsion Laboratory, and Prof. Kozdon has been a main architect of the computational infrastructure for the entire project.

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