FORTH Foundation for Research and Technology
The Institute of Applied and Computional Mathematics (IACM) is one of the seven institutes that consitute the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (F.O.R.T.H). Forth is a non-profit organisation, monitored by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology. It has been ranked first among eleven research insitutions in Greece in the last evaluations and IACM has excelled in the same evaluations. In its thirty-year history IACM has established itself as a renowned and highly competitive research institute in applied mathematics and signal processing, with a broad range of RTD activities and a considerable record of participation in European and National projects.
IACM is a partner of the interdepartmental, interdisciplinary graduate programme 'Brain and Mind' in collaboration with the University of Crete and other Greek Universities. IACM has also participated in several Research Training Networks (RTN) and Early Stage Training (EST) programmes supported by the E.U (e.g. 'Hyperbolic and Kinetic Equations', 'Fronts and Singularities'. 'MCWave','Modelling, mathematical methods and computer stimulaton for tumour growth and therapy', 'Molecular Imaging;). The institute also has long experience in organising training activities, programmes in informatics and e-learning.
Among the research groups that are active in IACM, the Computional Neuroscience 9CN) group was established in 1995 and today it employs approximately 14 highly skilled experienced scientists, technicians and graduate students. Its research teams have been employing applied mathematics and computational approaches together with electrophysiological, anatomica and imaging techniques to study the brain. The CN Group is included in actions of 'Excellence in Higher Education' of the Greek Ministry of Education. Strong links have been established with the University of Crete and the clinicians at the University Hospital.