Mathematics & Statistics
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is a teaching- and research-oriented department that offers graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) and undergraduate degrees in Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Information about our department, courses, faculty and students can be found using the menu links on the right.
News & Announcements
Dr. Rogers selected to be a Research Member at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
Dr. Chris Rogers has been selected to be a Research Member at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, CA during the Spring 2020 semester. Dr. Rogers will be in residence at MSRI with full financial support throughout February and March 2020 in order to participate in the research program "Higher Categories and Categorification". More information about the research program is available at the link below.
2019 Fall Job Hunting Workshop
The 2019 Fall Job Hunting Workshop will be held in DMSC 105 from 5pm to 6pm on Friday, October 4, 2019. Dustin Conrad, MS, FSA, who has been working as an actuary for 13 years will bring us the unique perspective of an academic background combined with industry experience in insurance and consulting. He will also discuss job opportunities.
NV-ASA Fall Symposium at UNR
The Nevada Chapter of the American Statistical Association and the UNR Department of Mathematics and Statistics will host the 2019 Nevada chapter of the American Statistical Association (NV-ASA) Fall Symposium at UNR on Saturday Octover 19th. The registration link is below.
The 2019 Groupoidfest conference will take place on November 9th and 10th at the University of Nevada, Reno. More information can be found on the conference webpage.
Dr. Hurtado awarded NSF grant
Dr. Paul Hurtado has been awarded an NSF grant for his research project "Novel trophic interactions determined by phytochemistry, pathogen infection, and parasitoids." This is a collaborative research project invovling the Department of Biology and the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences at UNR. The award amount is $496,646 and the funding period is from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2024. Part of the grant will be used to support graduate students.
Dr. Jabuka awarded NSF grant
Professor Slaven Jabuka has been awarded an NSF grant for his research project "The Nonorientable Ribbon Conjecture, and Gordian Unknotting Number." The award amount is $278,513 and the funding period is from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2022. Dr. Jabuka is the sole PI and part of the grant is to be used to support graduate students as Research Assistants.
Department welcomes new faculty in 2019
We are pleased to welcome two new faculty members in Fall 2019. Dr. Hojin Yang, Assistant Professor in Statistics, and Dr. Mehmet Gumus, Teaching Assistant Professor.
Statistics research project conducted by UNR students wins national recognition
UNR math students Omar Kamal (second from right) and Hanao Li (first from right) have won 3rd place in the Undergraduate Research Project Competition (USRESP) for their research "Predicting Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Mortality". Their project was supervised by Dr. Mihye Ahn (Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. So Young Ryu (Community Health Sciences).
Charlie Nazemian wins Gene LeMay Teaching Award
UNR Department of Mathematics and Statistics faculty member Charlie Nazemian is the recipient of the 2019 Gene LeMay Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Science.
UNR math major admitted to Summer Institute at Univ. of Michigan
Franklin Fuchs, UNR mathematics major with statistics specialization, has been admitted to attend the Big Data Summer Institute at the University of Michigan with stipend support. Franklin is mentored by Prof. Anna Panorska.
UNR math major wins Nevada Undergraduate Research Award
Zach Kellar, UNR mathematics major with statistics specialization, has received a Nevada Undergraduate Research Award! He is working on baseball statistics. Zach is mentored by Anna Panorska (Mathematics and Statistics) and Brandon Lee Koch (Community Health Sciences).
Dr. Schmidt wins Distinguished Faculty Award
Professor Deena Schmidt wins the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award from the UNR Honors Program. Congratulations to Deena!
UNR math grad student selected for Disney internship
UNR Department of Mathematics and Statistics graduate student Zoe Haskell has been selected for a competitive internship with the Walt Disney DTCI Data Science team during the Summer of 2019.
UNR math teaching assistant wins GSA teaching award for 2019
Ilaria Vinci, a Teaching Assistant for the UNR Mathematics and Statistics Department has won a Graduate Student Association teaching award for 2019. Ilaria is a PhD student in the Statistics and Data Science program. Her advisor is Prof. Anna Panorska.
UNR math majors accepted to summer program at the Fields Institute
Daniel Mallory and John Grifall-Sabo have been accepted with full funding support to attend a summer school program in July 2019 at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto. Both students are doing their honors senior thesis projects with UNR Mathematics and Statistics Department faculty member Dr. Chris Rogers.
UNR math major receives Spring 2019 Westfall scholar award
Kyle Murray, a math major at UNR, has been designated a Westfall Scholar for Spring 2019. Kyle is mentored by UNR Mathematics and Statistics Department faculty member Dr. Grant Schissler.