About the Department

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is dedicated to teaching and research. Our research falls into five broad categories: Algebra & Combinatorics, Analysis, Geometry & Topology, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics. Our faculty have a deep passion for their research, which they share with one another through collaborations and with students through mentoring. Our faculty and students also engage in fruitful collaborations with the School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Medicine, and departments across Arts & Sciences. 

We strive to make our department an exciting place both to learn and do research in mathematics and statistics. We have regular seminars and colloquia with lively participation from faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and visitors, and we seek opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff to interact in productive ways. 

New Major in Mathematics & Computer Science

The School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) and the College of Arts & Sciences (A&S) developed a new major that efficiently captures the intersection of the complementary studies of computer science and math.

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I've enjoyed math since getting past multiplication tables, but I never really thought I would be a math major. After taking a few math classes here, I realized just how amazing both the subject and the department were. It's so nice to be in a community of quality people who enjoy discovering math for both the sake of interest and for describing and influencing other areas of study.

―Lauren Ellison Applied Math, Class of 2020


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