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Department of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Mathematics can be pursued as a scholarly discipline of an especially elegant kind (a creative art form) or it can be treated as a valuable tool in an applied discipline.

The program for mathematics majors is designed to provide a solid foundation in the theoretical and applied aspects of mathematics necessary for a variety of professional careers. Students can choose their curricula so as to emphasize that role of mathematics which will be useful to them in later years.

Doctoral programs in Mathematics Education and Engineering and Applied Science are also offered.

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Welcome to UMassD Math class of 2018

September 1, 2014 - The mathematics department welcomes twenty-two new undergradaute math majors. Click here for more details.

Welcome New Faculty.

September 1, 2014 - The mathematics department welcomes one new faculty member:

Assistant Professor Donghui Yan received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California- Berkeley, and was at Walmart Labs before coming to UMassD. His research interests are in Machine Learning, Applied Statistics, Data Science, and High Dimensional Statistical Inference.


Kim attending ICM 2014 supported by AWM-NSF travel grant.

August 19, 2014 – Saeja Kim was awarded an AWM-NSF travel grant of $2,900 to attend the International Congress of mathematicians (ICM 2014) where she gave two talks and chaired a session. Click here for details.

Congratulations MTH faculty.

August 1, 2014 – Each of the five faculty members hired after 2008 has had one or more external grants. More than 60% of the tenured/tenure-track faculty have had significant external funding in recent years.

New NSF grant awarded.

August 1, 2014 – Principal Investigator Bo Dong is the recipient of federal award number 1419029 from the National Science Foundation for "Development of superconvergent hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods and mixed methods for Korteweg-de Vries type equations".

Graduate student funded to participate in major HPC events.

July 27, 2014 – Sidafa Conde, a Ph.D. student, has received full travel awards to join the Brown-Kobe Joint Simulation school (Providence and Kobe/Japan, to be held August 23 - September 5 2014) and the Scientific Computing 14 Conference Broader Engagement (New Orleans, to be held November 16 - 21 2014).

New NSF grant awarded.

July 27, 2014 – Principal Investigator Cheng Wang is the recipient of federal award number 1418689 from the National Science Foundation for "Highly efficient and accurate numerical schemes for nonlinear gradient flows with energy stability".

Congratulations Newly Promoted Faculty

July 1, 2014 - The Board of Trustees approved the promotions of Alfa Heryudono to associate professor with tenure from September 1, 2014. Professor Heryudono's research is in Scientific Computing, specifically in numerical collocation methods for partial differential equations based on various basis functions. His interest also includes numerical conformal mapping, tear film dynamics, reduced basis method in collocation framework, and shape matching in computer vision.


Sigal Gottlieb featured on major international conference.

July 1, 2014 - Sigal Gottlieb was the opening plenary speaker at the International Conference on Spectral and High Order Methods that was held at Salt Lake City, Utah from June 23 to 27. Three other faculty members (Chen, Heryudono, Narayan) and Ph.D. student Zachary Grant also presented at minisymposiums.

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Graduate student named XSEDE Scholar.

April 17, 2014 Sidafa Conde, a Ph.D. student, has been named a 2014-2015 XSEDE scholar. As a Scholar, Sidafa "will learn more about high performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and professional leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers to establish a community of academic leaders."

Math majors bound for graduate school.

April 17, 2014 – Andrew Davey, a MTH major and recipient of the Ben L. Fryrear Fellowship in Computational Science, will pursue graduate studies at the Colorado School of Mines. 

Ed McClain, a double major of MTH and PHY, will pursue graduate studies in the Astrophysics program at Louisiana State University.

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Welcome New Faculty.

July 1, 2013 - The mathematics department welcomes Melvyn Huff to be a full time lecturer starting from Fall 2013. Dr. Huff was a part time lecturer in the department.

New NSF grant awarded.

July 12, 2013 – Principal Investigator Akil Narayan and Co-Principal Investigator Alfa Heryudono are recipients of federal award number 1318427 from the National Science Foundation for "Computation of crowded geodesics on the universal Teichmüller space for planar shape matching in computer vision".

New AFOSR grant awarded.

May 1, 2013 – Principal Investigator Alfa Heryudono is the recipient of a federal award from the Airforce Office of Scientific Research for "Development of a robust pseudospectral-RBF hybrid method for high-order moving interface simulation".


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