The
Institute was officially created on January, 15th, 1970, trough the
University Reform which brought together in a single unit professors of
mathematics, statistics and computer science from several other
Institutions of the University. In 1993, the four departments and the
courses offered were formalized. In the beginning of 2002, was create
the course Bachelor’s Degree in Applied and Computing Mathematics.

IME
is an institution focused on researching, learning and teaching in the
areas of Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics and
Mathematics. Offers services to the community, through the “Centro de
Ensino de Computação” (CEC), which offers courses in the computing area; the “Centro de Aperfeiçoamento do Ensino da Matemática” (CAEM), focusing on mathematics professors of public schools; the “Centro de Estatística Aplicada” (CEA),
which offers assistance in projects and statistics consulting for
researchers; the “Centro de Matemática e Computação Aplicadas” (CEMCAP)
works with companies and institutions interested in Applied Mathematics
and Computing; and the “Centro de Competência em Software Livre” (CCSL) which intends to encourage the free and open source software development and use outside the University.

In
addition to the available structure and opportunity to interact with
top international teaching institutions in the area, IME-USP students
have the opportunity to access the Carlos Benjamin de Lyra Library,
considered to be one of the most complete libraries of Latin America
concerning the Mathematics area. The Institute also has a collection of
concrete objects, the Matemateca, which enable people to interact with
the mathematics concepts.

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