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

  • Eighth Maheshwari Colloquium

    On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany will host its eighth Maheshwari Colloquium, endowed in honor of Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari by Raj Maheshwari, '83. The speaker will be Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University, and the title of his lecture is, "Why does Ramanujan, 'The Man Who Knew Infinity,' matter?" The colloquium will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Lecture Center 23. Refreshments will be served from 3:15 p.m. just outside the auditorium. For more information, please visit the Maheshwari Colloquium web page.

  • Professor Curry awarded NSF research grant

    Professor Justin Curry has been awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for his project, "CRII: AF: Enriched Topological Summaries for Inverse Problems." Congratulations to Professor Curry!

  • Professor Ying awarded NSF research grant

    Professor Yiming Ying has been awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for his project, "Online Maximization Algorithms for Streaming Data." Congratulations to Professor Ying!