Carnegie Mellon University

Established in 1991 with ARO and NSF funding, the Center for Nonlinear Analysis (CNA) is a worldwide asset for research in applied analysis and education of young investigators cognizant of research opportunities at the broad interface between mathematics and physical sciences and engineering.

Main Areas of Research

Calculus of Variations

Partial Differential Equations

Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation


  • To identify cutting-edge mathematical questions in science and engineering, including data science and materials science
  • To highlight emerging areas in mathematics deriving from applications
  • To develop new applications of mathematical sciences


  • two and three-year postdoctoral training programs;
  • working groups and topics courses targeted to advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows;
  • a research publications series;
  • conferences and workshops organization;
  • organization of Summer Schools targeted to advanced PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and other young researchers