The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a community of scholars committed to excellence in research and instruction. We offer a comprehensive set of curricula in our disciplines, from introductory-level general education courses to doctoral dissertation direction and postdoctoral mentoring. Undergraduate majors enjoy a broad array of options through which they can earn the bachelor's degree, and can also apply to participate in summer research activities. The Department's Ph.D. program appears among the top public graduate programs in the recent National Research Council rankings. The M.S. programs in both Applied Mathematics and Statistics contribute to an important pipeline of professionally trained students who enter the high-technology industrial sector.
Faculty News Briefs
On April 6, 2016 Visiting Assistant Professor Robin Koytcheff gave a colloquium at the University of Maine titled “Knots, Links, Linking Numbers, and More.” On April 28 he gave a talk at the Topology Seminar at the University at Albany titled “Finite-type Invariants and Taylor Towers for Spaces of Knots and Links.”
On April 21, 2016 Professor Rob Kusner lectured in the Geometry & Analysis Seminar at the University of California Santa Cruz.
On April 2 and April 3, 2016 Professor Michael Lavine was a consultant and judge at the 2016 DataFest.