Mathematics & Statistics

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is 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.

Degrees and Programs

Davidson Mathematics and Sciences Center building
Interested in our Ph.D., M.S., or undergraduate degree offerings? Curious about our two new Ph.D. programs? Click here to learn more.

Ph.D. Program Applications Due Soon!

UNR Students outside of the Davidson Math and Science Building
See our Graduate Programs page, or our instructions to apply to our Mathematics Ph.D. and Statistics & Data Science Ph.D. programs.

News & Announcements

Click here to view a full list of past News & Announcements.

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Four Tenure-track Positions: Assistant/Associate Professor in Statistics


The Mathematics & Statistics Department at UNR invites applications for four (4) full-time, tenure track positions in Statistics at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Deadline to apply: 15 November 2017. Details and application instructions at

Dr. Ahn

Dr. Ahn receives 3 year NIH COBRE award


Congratulations to Dr. Mihye Ahn on receiving 3 years of support totaling $450,000 as a project leader under the NIH COBRE Phase II grant awarded to The Center for Integrative Neuroscience at UNR. For more details, visit this page: Dr. Ahn receives 3 year NIH COBRE award

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Dr. Jabuka awarded second Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant


Professor Jabuka has received a second Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians from the Simons Foundation, renewing his first award for another 5 years starting in 2017. He uses this award to support his research in knot theory, and the study of 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds. Professor Jabuka was first awarded the Simons Foundation's Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians in 2012.

Dr. Chen (left) and Dr. Schissler (right)

Department welcomes new faculty in 2017


The Mathematics & Statistics Department at UNR welcomes two new Assistant Professors to the faculty this fall: Dr. Yinghan Chen (Statistics) and Dr. Grant Schissler (Statistics). 

Dr. Zaliapin

Dr. Zaliapin awarded three external grants


Congratulations to Professor Ilya Zaliapin, who was recently awarded three grants totaling over $250,000. He is a P.I. on each of the grants, all of which include support for graduate students. For details, visit this page: Dr. Zaliapin awarded three external grants

Contact Us

Contact Department of Mathematics & Statistics (0084)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6773

Fax (775) 784-6378

Davidson Math and Science Center, DMS 314