I just got my master's degree in mathematics, it was related to abstract algebra. I'm thinking about applying for a doctoral degree, however, I deeply want to study something with an "applied" appeal.

Does anyone know a branch of computer science that can be done by math students but that can still be considered math?

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    $\begingroup$ I think CS mostly is math about algorithms and problems. $\endgroup$
    – rus9384
    Nov 12, 2020 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ Foundations of machine learning. $\endgroup$ Nov 12, 2020 at 20:03
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    $\begingroup$ Also, numerical analysis, computer graphics, some aspects of networking. Even complexity theory and theoretical cryptography get applied nowadays. $\endgroup$ Nov 12, 2020 at 20:04
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    $\begingroup$ Abstract algebra, you say? Look into functional programming, type theory, proof assistants, etc. Homotopy type theory and its programming applications is a very popular subfield at the moment. $\endgroup$
    – Pseudonym
    Nov 12, 2020 at 22:52


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