Coming up in the AIM Seminar:
app shortcuts jet-lag recovery: Math faculty Danny Forger and AIM student Olivia Walch are featured in
The 2013 Sumner B. Myers Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in mathematics at UM is awarded
to the AIM alumnus Jae Kyoung Kim for his thesis "Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Cellular Clocks,"
which was directed by
Daniel Forger and
No award is made unless a thesis is judged to be truly distinguished.
Jae Kyoung gave his
Sumner Myers Lecture
at the Colloquium on April 1, 2014.
UM Applied Mathematics is recognized as one of the top 10 programs in the nation,
according to U.S. News and World Report 2014.
Welcome to the AIM Program
The Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIM) graduate program in the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan grants M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and has the Department of Mathematics as its administrative home. Please use the menus on the left to navigate to pages containing more information.
Why might you consider the AIM Program for graduate studies? Some of our strengths include:
Flexibility: Students in the AIM program may choose any faculty member from the mathematics department as one co-advisor, and any faculty member from another department as a second co-advisor. It is possible to work on almost any subject you like for your thesis work. Because the University of Michigan is a world-class research university, our faculty in mathematics and across the university as a whole consists of top-quality individuals available to work with you.
- Employability: Since as a PhD student in the AIM program you will have two co-advisors, one from mathematics and one from another field, both of these people will be well-informed about your thesis work and able to recommend you for employment after graduation. The professional contacts of your mathematics co-advisor will be available to help you gain academic employment in a mathematics department if you like. Also, the professional contacts of your partner discipline co-advisor will be available to help you find a job in industry, or in another kind of academic department if that is what you prefer. This is an advantage not shared by most other degree programs.
Location: The University of Michigan is a major research university, and Ann Arbor is a safe and relatively inexpensive place to live, with many cultural activities. It is close to the major cities of Detroit (about one hour by car), Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Toronto (each within about 5 hours by car/train). Ann Arbor is also very easy to reach, being served by the Detroit International Airport (about 30 minutes away by car), which has direct flights to and from all parts of the world.