The Department of Mathematics Engineering (DIM, in Spanish) develops mathematical research in pure and applied mathematics, addressing problems national importance.
The main areas of research that developed from within the DIM are: differential equations, discrete mathematics, mathematical mechanics, optimization, and probabilities. In addition, the DIM is responsible for the Civil Engineering Mathematics program created in 1965, and the Doctorate of Mathematical Modeling.
Many department members are involved in mathematical applications in the national and international production field through the Center for Mathematical Modeling (Centro de Modelamiento Matemático) of the same university which was founded in 2000.
|Staff in charge|
|Director||Dr. Héctor Ramírez|
|Subdirector||Dr. Jaime Ortega|
|Teaching coordinator||Dr. Jaime Ortega|
|Magister coordinator||Dr. Juan Peypouquet|
|Phd coordinator||Dr. Claudio Muñoz|
Within the teaching field, the academic staff of the program makes significant contributions to the training of all students of the university as mathematic teachers of courses belonging to the Common Plan (Plan Común, in Spanish). This academic unit oversees the following programs:
The Department develops fundamental research in various areas of mathematics. The scientific activity of DIM researchers is also oriented towards solving problems via mathematical modeling in areas such as cryptography, energy, forest engineering, genomics, environment, mining and transportation. These activities forge a strategic alliance with the Center of Mathematic Modeling (CMM, in Spanish). All research is disseminated periodically through seminars within the DIM or the CMM.
Another relevant aspect of the research work in the DIM is developed by its students in the context of their thesis as well as their undergraduate thesis, to obtain a Civil Engineering and Mathematics degree.
Areas of research
Currently, the academics of the Department participate in the following projects:
The DIM carries out a variety of educational, scientific and dissemination activities via seminars, scientific meetings, schools and community outreach talks.
It possesses a public service library with a large collection in the area of applied mathematics comprised of frequently utilized scientific literature and bibliographical materials.
In relation to the graduates, the faculty and the DIM develop initiatives to establish and maximize contact networks among its graduates. The goal is to maintain a bond with the graduates and their specific programs. This comes in the form of supporting their entry into the labor force, generating opportunities to facilitate the academic-business collaboration and create channels for those that choose to contribute with academic labor that the university carries out. In this regard, the DIM is supporting the creation of a virtual community of graduates from the Civil Engineering Mathematics program.
|Secretary||Gladys Cavallone L.|
|Phone||+562 26711530 - +562 26883821|
|Address||Av. Beauchef 851, piso 5, Santiago, Chile|