Experts assess prospects and challenges for the future of FGV’s School of Applied Mathematics
FGV’s School of Applied Mathematics (EMAp) has the mission to work on the acquisition and transfer of mathematical knowledge that can be applied to the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. In order to fulfill this role, developing increasingly more high-level applied research, the school brought together experts for the first meeting of the Evaluation and Prospects Committee of EMAp, on August 16 and 18.
The Committee, formed by Nelson Maculan (UFRJ – President), César Camacho (IMPA and FGV), Cláudio Silva (Center for Data Science – New York University), Claudio Struchiner (FIOCRUZ), Marcio Soares (UFMG), and Pedro Morettin (USP), was created at the request of the Dean of EMAp, professor Maria Izabel Camacho, to assess all its activities and to suggest measures to make it an institution of excellence in applied mathematics teaching and research, a benchmark for the country.
The Committee’s opening ceremony featured the president of Fundação Getulio Vargas, Professor Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal. EMAp’s activities were reported by Dean Camacho. The Committee interviewed 13 EMAp professors who introduced themselves spontaneously to talk to the group. The final report of the Committee will be presented to FGV’s president next week.