The long term goal of IMSE is to become a national Center for the interaction of mathematics and engineering. IMSE will accelerate advances and innovations in mathematics and engineering through cross-fertilization, with the dual objectives of fostering cutting-edge mathematics as indispensable in addressing signi cant engineering applications and of advancing the next generation of mathematics through the infusion of new classes of problems. IMSE will serve as a catalyst

for mathematicians and engineers to work together on such problems, by engaging the former in emergent engineering applications and equipping the latter with state-of-the-art mathematical tools.