Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Pure mathematics. Applied mathematics. Statistics and probability.

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. With over 40 faculty members with roughly two-thirds of those in tenured or tenure-track positions, the department offers a wide range of experts to advise students and do research.

Why choose our programs?

Department Chair Tin-Yau Tam in the Math Department office hallway.

Dedicated faculty

Our leading research-active faculty receive funding from national and international agencies, providing a thriving working and learning environment, valuable experience, and financial support to pursue their own research.

Lake Tahoe sunset.

Rich outdoor environment

Our campus sits just north of Reno's thriving downtown and is less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in the country like Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Professor Mihye Ahn discussing her research poster.

Leading research

Our faculty and graduate students are leading cutting-edge research in the fields of operator algebras, number theory, applied mathematics, topology, statistics and probability, and many others.

Math department news

Jimson Huang and Paul Hurtado, an associate professor of math, both holding a single certificate cover.

University’s top student heads to Purdue this fall

Jimson Huang, a dual Engineering-Math major, is the spring 2023 Herz Gold Medal winner

A portrait of Ilya Zaliapin smiling outside of the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.

Remembering Dr. Ilya Zaliapin

Dr. Ilya Zaliapin, a professor of mathematics, passed away on May 2, 2023

Dennis Garcia

Faces of the Pack: Dennis Garcia

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