CIMS aims to build partnerships between WPI, industry, and the general mathematical community that benefit our students, our faculty, and our sponsors.

Things We Do:

CIMS focuses on how the intersection of mathematics and industry benefits both.   We do this in a range of activities:  from collaborative projects between industry, WPI students and faculty to workshops on how industrial problems can motivate students to learn mathematics.  Companies gain insight from a fresh set of eyes on a particular problem of interest, students learn how mathematics can impact the world around them, and educators benefit in how mathematics can be used in new contexts.


Working with over 70 different companies on hundreds of student-industry projects in the past 20 years, in applications ranging from manufacturing, finance, actuarial science and multiple areas in engineering.

CIMS Site Organization:

Benefits :  How industry-university collaborations in the Mathematical Sciences Department benefit companies and students.

Research: Examples of student projects and sponsored research programs where these collaborations take place.

Initiatives: Programs that promote how others outside of WPI can learn to use mathematics and industrial applications either in their job or as their job.

Sponsors:  What are the common aspects, from the industrial side, of these collaborations, and how does a collaboration start?

Mathematics Career Resources

SIAM Careers Website
MAA Careers Website
BIG Math Network

Career Outlook for WPI Mathematical Sciences Degrees