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

  • 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!

  • Mark Steinberger (1950-2018)

    We are saddened to report that Mark Steinberger passed away on Saturday, September 15, ten days after his 68th birthday. After earning his Ph.D. under Peter May in Chicago in 1977, Mark worked at MIT, Cornell, Northern Illinois, and Rutgers-Newark. In 1987 he came to UAlbany, where he taught until he was diagnosed with brain cancer in March. Mark made lasting contributions to homotopy theory, in collaboration with Bruner, Lewis, May, and McClure, and to geometric topology, in collaboration with Cappell, Shaneson, Weinberger, and West. In 1994 he founded the New York Journal of Mathematics, the first free electronic journal covering all areas of mathematics, of which he was editor in chief until a few months ago. Obituary, AMS announcement.

  • UNYTS 2018

    The Upstate New York Topology Seminar (UNYTS) will take place on Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2018, at the University at Albany. This weekend conference will feature plenary lectures on a broad range of topics in algebraic, geometric, and applied topology, as well as geometric group theory. For more information, please visit the conference webpage.