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

  • NAN 2018

    The Third Northeast Analysis Network Conference will be held at Albany on September 14th and 15th, 2018 (Friday-Saturday). Registration is now open here. This event is co-organized by several Albany faculty members and sponsored by the NSF and by some administrative divisions of the University at Albany SUNY, including the Mathematics and Statistics Department. Please visit the official NAN 2018 page for more information.

  • Seventh Maheshwari Colloquium

    On Friday, May 4, 2018, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany will host its seventh Maheshwari Colloquium, endowed in honor of Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari by Raj Maheshwari, '83. The speaker will be Vic Reiner from the University of Minnesota, and the title of his lecture is "Sandpiles and Representation Theory". The colloquium will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Lecture Center 23. Refreshments will be served from 2:15 p.m. just outside the auditorium. For more information, please visit the Maheshwari Colloquium web page.

  • Second Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Mathematical Sciences on March 9, 2018

    On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany will host the Second Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Mathematical Sciences. The speaker will be Professor Yum-Tong Siu from Harvard, who will speak about “Analytic methods of constructing bundle sections and their geometric applications.” The abstract and more details are here. The colloquium will begin at 4:00pm in Lecture Center 19. Refreshments will be served from 3:15pm in front of the auditorium.