The Institute of Applied Mathematical Sciences (iAMS) was founded in August of 2013. The institute is divided into Applied Mathematics Group and Mathematical Statistics Group. The main mission of the institute is to serve as a bridge between pure mathematics and other sciences. We also aim to provide solid mathematical knowledge for researchers in other disciplines of science such as engineering, biology, financial industry, etc. Another important role of the institute is to train students and develop their careers in academia or industry in the category of applied mathematics, statistical sciences or related topics. The establishment of this institute will also help integrating educational resources on applied mathematics and statistical sciences in the National Taiwan University.