Department Research

Our faculty, postdocs and students conduct research across many areas of study in mathematics and statistics. Here we have loosely organized these into the three traditional categories of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics.

Pure Mathematics

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-- Albert Einstein

Faculty interests include
  • Operator Algebras
  • Topology
  • Algebra
  • Number Theory

Applied Mathematics

"There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not someday be applied to phenomena of the real world."
--Nikolai Lobachevsky

Faculty interests include
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Game Theory and Operations Research

    Statistics & Probability

    "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."
    -- Niels Bohr

    Student Research

    Graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics have many opportunities engage in research. These include working along side a faculty mentor on small side project, an Honors Thesis, or a Graduate Thesis. Students may also engage in interdisciplinary research through collaborations with faculty outside the department in the College of Science (see the College of Science Brochure (PDF) for further information), the College of Engineering, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources (CABNR), or the School of Medicine.