The Department of Applied Mathematics holds classes in general and specialty courses for B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. students of the Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technologies, trains students in the specialization “Mathematical Modeling” and conducts scientific research in the field of mathematical modeling and mathematical physics.
In the fifties of the twentieth century, domestically made computers began appearing at large enterprises as well as in research and design organizations of the USSR. In this regard, the national economics of the USSR became in need of a great number of specialists in the area of applied mathematics and computing technologies. The Department of Computational Mathematics (it is the first name of the Department of Applied Mathematics) was formed at Kazan State University in August of 1958; in 1970, the department was split into two departments: Department of Applied Mathematics and Department of Theoretical Cybernetics. The first head of the department was V.Ya. Bulygin. In between 1963 and 1991, the department was headed by A.V. Soldin. From 1991 to 2007, N.K. Zamov chaired the department; in the years 2007-2018, N.B. Pleschinskii served as the department head. Since February of 2018, the interim head of the Department of Applied Mathematics has been D.N. Tumakov.
The most intensive development of the Department of Applied Mathematics occurred in the 1970s, during which the new scientific trends were created, creative research teams were formed. With the active participation of faculty members, the College of the Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics was created, and the first dean of the college was A.V. Suldin. New academic departments of Computational Mathematics (1975), Economic Cybernetics (1978), Mathematical Statistics (1988), Systems Analysis and Information Technologies (2006) were established on the basis of the Department of Applied Mathematics.
Today, the department faculty comprises 17 people, most of whom are professors or associate professors holding D.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees, but young assistants are also present.