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

  • Second Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Mathematical Sciences on March 2, 2018

    On Friday, March 2nd, 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 3:00pm in Lecture Center LC22. Refreshments will be served from 2:15pm at the site.

  • 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, see the program page in the Graduate Bulletin, or contact the Graduate Director, Boris Goldfarb, at

  • 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.