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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.

Latest News

Gottlieb featured on BostInno

March 11, 2015 - Professor Sigal Gottlieb, together with Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research, are featured in a BostInno article.

The Circus coming to town

February 1, 2015 - Sponsored by the college of arts and science, the department will be hosting a national conference in computational mathematics called "Finite element circus" in October 2015.

The local organizers are Yanlai Chen and Bo Dong. See the conference webpage for details.



AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program award

January 21, 2015 - Assistant Professor Akil Narayan has been awarded a Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) grant (AFOSR equivalent of the CAREER award from National Science Foundation) for a project titled "Optimal and unstructured high-order non-intrusive approximations for uncertain parameterized simulations". YIP grants are awarded to "foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering".

See the full press release for details.


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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