Major Research Projects and Centers
Strength and Unity in Mathematics
The department has a five year-grant of 27 million SEK from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) foundation for the project "Strength and Unity in Mathematics," which is matched by 5 million from KTH. The purpose of the grant is to strengthen the activity in algebraic geometry, combinatorics, complex analysis, dynamical systems, number theory, mathematical physics and partial differential equations and intermediate areas by supporting young researchers and strengthening the scientific environment in these areas.
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) has awarded a five-year grant of 22 million SEK for the Strategic Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CIAM), which is matched by 10 million from KTH. The mission of CIAM is to create a bridge between a broad area of mathematics and industrial applications. The research programs are application-driven and carried out in collaboration with industrial partners. Interesting mathematical problems of importance to industry are identified for research and education.
ACCESS Linnaeus Centre
Optimization and Systems Theory is also part of ACCESS Linnaeus Centre, funded by a major research grant from the Swedish Research Council of 100 MSEK plus 11 MSEK for a graduate school. The centre is located in the School of Electrical Engineering, but the division participates with three out of 18 senior researchers.
Mathematical Statistics also participates in the area of mathematical finance in newly established Centre of Banking and Finance (Cefin) at KTH with funding from the major Swedish banks and insurance companies.