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

  • The new Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program has been established starting in Fall 2018

    We educate students in the theory and practice of machine learning, statistical methods, and other advances at the frontier of data science such as topological data analysis. This pioneering program combines expertise in traditional and bleeding-edge skills, building on a thorough mathematical foundation. Still the only program of this kind in the US, it produces high-impact highly-demanded MS graduates in 1–2 years. For more information, contact the Graduate Director, Boris Goldfarb at bgoldfarb@albany.edu.

  • NEAM 2017: Second Northeastern Analysis Meeting

    The meeting is organized by UAlbany faculty members, Rongwei Yang, Joshua Isralowitz, and Marius Beceanu. It will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics on October 13-15, 2017 (Friday-Sunday). For more information, please visit the official NEAM 2017 page.

     

     

  • Professors Munch, Beceanu, Isralowitz, Varisco, Ying awarded research grants

    Professors Munch and Beceanu have been awarded National Science Foundation Grants for their projects "Collaborative research: A unified framework for investigation of time series using topological data analysis" and "New methods for the study of supercritical wave equations" respectively. Professors, Isralowitz, Varisco, and Ying have been awarded Simons Foundation Grants. Congratulations, well done!