CU Boulder vs NC State for a PhD in applied math

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ozborne
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CU Boulder vs NC State for a PhD in applied math

Postby ozborne » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:36 pm

I am choosing between the following two programs:
  • University of Colorado Boulder (PhD in Department of Applied Mathematics)
  • North Carolina State University (PhD in Department of Mathematics; I would do the applied math track)

My main interests are in applied probability theory, optimization, and computing. Both departments have faculty that are active in all of these fields, although it seems like NC State has more faculty in probability theory and optimization.

I would be very grateful to hear some feedback on these two programs and how they compare. :)

NumberTheory
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Re: CU Boulder vs NC State for a PhD in applied math

Postby NumberTheory » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:16 pm

I would choose Colorado, simply because I think they are better at applied math generally.

applicant2016
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Re: CU Boulder vs NC State for a PhD in applied math

Postby applicant2016 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:34 pm

I was also accepted to Boulder. They have really strong researchers. I don't know much about NC State.

ozborne
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Re: CU Boulder vs NC State for a PhD in applied math

Postby ozborne » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:20 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. I ended up going with Boulder since I think it'll be a good fit, especially with the emphasis on applied math. Perhaps I'll see you this fall, applicant2016, if you also went with Boulder.




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