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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

UNR students shine in 2016 Intermountain Math Competition


Congratulations to the participants of this year's Intermountain Math Competition! UNR student Jason Liu won the competition by scoring 60/70 points(!), Ethan Lu took 2nd place overall (50/70), and Mykyta Ignatiuk took 6th (42/70). Other UNR participants were Shashank Addagarla, Nicholas Cleymaet, Rinik Kumar, Aydin Ozbek, and Alex Toller. Overall the UNR team ranked first both in their mean score of 25.25 and by the sum of the top 3 individual scores totaling 152 (the metric by which Putnam teams are ranked). 

Two New Ph.D. Programs Approved!


The NSHE Board of Regents and the The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) have approved two new Ph.D. programs for UNR's Department of Mathematics & Statistics: A doctoral program in Mathematics (with options for either a Pure or Applied specialization) and a doctoral program in Statistics & Data Science

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Nevada Mathematics Project in the News


The work of faculty members Ed Kepplemann and Peggy Lakey, along with College of Education collaborator Dr. Teruni Lamberg, was recently showcased in NevadaToday. Click here for more information.