Our students graduate with the knowledge, experience, and the ability to be leaders in a society that exhibits increasing demands for competence in communication, computation, and quantitative analysis. Applied mathematics encompasses some of the most diverse and interdisciplinary research in the physical, engineering, and biological sciences. The skills our students obtain enable them to address the complex problems that society faces today.
In the last five years, 37 students have graduated from our doctoral program in Applied Mathematics. Of those students, approximately 65% accepted postdoctoral positions in academia. Below, you will find a sample of institutes where our graduates obtained positions.
|Institute||Academic Position (Postdoctoral Fellow or Teaching)|
|California Institute of Technology||NSF Postdoctoral Fellow|
|Center for Brain Science, Harvard University||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|Columbia University||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|Johns Hopkins University||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow|
|North Carolina State||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|Rice University||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|The Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|University College London (Biosciences; Math)||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|University of California, Merced||Visiting Assistant Professor|
|University of Minnesota||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|University of Puget Sound||Assistant Professor|
|University of Washington (Applied Mathematics; Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Global Health, Computer Science, UW Medicine)||Postdoctoral Fellow|
|University of Washington Polar Science Center||Postdoctoral Fellow|
Others have gone into industry or labs; here is a look at various positions obtained by our graduates.
|AMD||Senior Design Engineer|
|American Airlines||Operations Research|
|Celect||Data Science Engineer|
|Institute for Disease Modeling||Machine Learning Research Scientist|
|Mayo Clinic||Informatics Specialist|
|Pacific Northwest National Laboratory||Earth Systems Analysis & Modeling Scientist|
The Career & Internship Center
The Career & Internship Center is a valuable resource available to current UW students and UW Alumni. Services include workshops and career fairs, resume help, and the job search tool known as Handshake.
LinkedIn facilitates the ability for students to search for and connect with UW Alumni. Be sure to check out where our alumni work, noting the variety of career options.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has a helpful resource on careers for applied mathematicians. They explore the types of problems applied mathematicians may work on, and introduce you to growing fields in industry. Visit the SIAM UW website for details on the local chapter. Throughout the year, SIAM UW offers events geared toward career preparation.