Founding Director -- Daniel Gorenstein
Director -- Rebecca Wright

Mission Statement

The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) catalyzes and conducts research and education in mathematical, computational, and statistical methods, algorithms, modeling, analysis, and applications.


DIMACS is a joint project, whose direct participants are Rutgers University, Princeton University, AT&T Labs - Research, NEC Laboratories America, Nokia Bell Labs and Vencore Labs. DIMACS was founded in 1989 with a prestigious "science and technology center" award from the National Science Foundation to create a center for the advancement of science and technology with a national scope. DIMACS also receives significant funds from the six participating institutions and from partners at Avaya Labs, Georgia Institute of Technology, IBM Research, Microsoft Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as from other federal sponsors. It is also home to the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a Department of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence. The principal administrative offices are located at Rutgers University's Busch campus in Piscataway, NJ.

DIMACS is devoted to the development of the interrelated fields of discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science and their applications. These are among the most rapidly growing fields of research in mathematics and computer science, and have wide applications to problems in fields such as telecommunications, networking, transportation, engineering, and cryptanalysis, as well as biology, chemistry, management, and decisionmaking. DIMACS is concerned with both the theoretical development of the fields represented and their practical applications.

The research programs of DIMACS are carried out with the aid of approximately 320 scientists from the six collaborating institutions who form the permanent members of the Center, plus a large number of senior and junior scientists from other academic institutions and industry and government, as well as postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.


DIMACS Activities include:

DIMACS Home Page
Alphabetical Index of DIMACS Web Pages
Contacting the Center
Document last modified on December 20, 2017.