Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Mathematics Department provides a broad range of programs from which a student can make a selection designed to satisfy any of a large variety of objectives. In addition to providing instruction in the traditional areas of pure and applied mathematics, our course catalogue is unusually strong in statistics and actuarial mathematics.

The Department offers two undergraduate majors: the major in mathematics and the major in actuarial and mathematical sciences. A third major, the major in computer science and applied mathematics, is offered jointly with the Computer Science Department. The Department offers graduate programs leading to Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Mathematics. The Masters programs include a Secondary School Teaching sequence and a Statistics sequence.

The Department consists of 24 faculty members, a number of visiting faculty, with about 40 masters students and 30 doctoral students. We form a warm, family-like mathematical community. There is a lively schedule of seminars each week: research seminars, a graduate student seminar, and undergraduate Math Club meetings. About 15 percent of the students are international students and about 30 percent of the students are women.

News & Announcements

  • Fifth Maheshwari Colloquium

    On Friday, April 15, 2016, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany will host its fifth Maheshwari Colloquium.
    The speaker will be Michael Christ of the University of California, Berkeley. The colloquium will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Lecture Center 19 (directions).
    Refreshments will be served from 3:15 p.m. just outside the auditorium.

    For more information, please visit the Maheshwari Colloquium web page.


  • Marius Beceanu has joined the Department in Fall 2015

    Professor Beceanu has arrived from UC Berkeley. His research interests are in Dispersive PDE's, solitons and scattering. More information is available from his personal web page.

  • Changlong Zhong has joined the Department in Fall 2015

    Professor Zhong came from University of Alberta, Canada. His research interests are in Algebraic K-theory and motivic cohomology, cohomology of flag varieties and Schubert calculus. More information is available from his personal web page.