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Master in Applied Mathematics with
concentration in Dynamical Systems

Major Code: 17031, SIMS Code: 776316


This exciting and modern graduate program is offered through the Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Group (NLDS). Dynamical Systems is an essential tool for the mathematical analysis of real life problems in fields that include: Physics, Engineering, Biology and Chemistry. This program provides the analytical and computational tools and skills required to formulate and tackle complex models of real life problems. This program is ideal in preparing students for recruitment in industry or government laboratories where a high level of mathematics and modeling is required.

An integral part of Dynamical Systems is the use of mathematical models and numerical techniques for which a strong knowledge of scientific computation is needed. Students in the Dynamical Systems program will acquire indispensable skills/tools in the use of computers for problem solving and hence increase their market value when seeking for a competitive employment opportunity.

Students enrolled in the program are mentored by faculty members actively engaged in research at the forefront of Dynamical Systems and Chaos, and its applications. Students in the program benefit from a dedicated Dynamical Systems state-of-the-art computer laboratory. Continuous interactions between the NLDS group and a large number of research groups/collaborators offers an ideal atmosphere for our graduate students to engage in scientific and industrial collaborations. For example the NLDS group has a strong link with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in San Diego, including a couple of patents and student internships. The NLDS has also strong ties with the Physics and Computer Science departments at SDSU, as well as with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).

The NLDS group also offers a PhD program in Dynamical Systems and Applied Mathematics through the Computational Research Center (CSRC) at SDSU.

Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Group Faculty

Peter Blomgren - Numerical analysis, image processing, partial differential equations.
Ricardo Carretero - Applied mathematics, nonlinear lattices, nonlinear waves.
Chris Curtis - Applied mathematics, Mathematical Physcis, nonlinear waves.
Jérôme Gilles - Harmonic/functional analysis, wavelets, signal/image processing.
Joe Mahaffy - Mathematical biology, delay differential equations
Antonio Palacios - Applied mathematics, bifurcations, symmetries

Ricardo Carretero and Antonio Palacios serve as the program advisers.

Maintained by Ricardo Carretero
Ricardo Carretero Gonzalez Antonio Palacios Peter Blomgren Joe Mahaffy Diana Verzi Chris Curtis San Diego San Diego State University SDSU California West coast MS master masters PhD doctorate doctoral graduate undergraduate concentration emphasis applied mathematics chaos chaotic fractal fractals dynamics dynamical systems nonlinear nonlinear dynamical systems nonlinear dynamics NLDS model modeling modelling publication publications research preprints analysis adaptivity aggregation bifurcation bifurcations bioloby blowup blow up blow-up bose bose-einstein breather breathers CML CMLs condensates coupled map lattices delay differential determinism deterministic differential einstein embedding equation equations fluidization fluidized GPE heteroclinic homoclinic ILM ILMs image restoration intrinsic localized modes lattices manifold map maps math mathematical bioloby metastability moving mesh NLS nonlinear waves numerics numerical ODE ODEs orbit orbits pattern patterns PDE PDEs POD prediction proper orthogonal decomposition reconstruction soliton solitons spatio temporal stable stochastic studies study systems tangle temporal time series unstable