Applied and computational mathematics encompasses some of the most diverse and interdisciplinary research in the physical, engineering, and biological sciences. The **Department of Applied Mathematics** at the University of Washington provides a dynamic and engaging graduate training environment that is especially strong in scientific computing and in the application areas of **mathematical biology** (ecology, biochemistry, neuroscience), **nonlinear waves and coherent structures** (water waves and tsunamis, lasers, nonlinear optics), **mathematical finance**, **climate modeling** (atmospheric dynamics, global warming) and modern **mathematical methods** (inverse problems, numerical analysis, optimization).