The Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Case Western Reserve University is an active center for mathematical research. Faculty members conduct research in algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, convexity, dynamical systems, geometry, imaging, inverse problems, life sciences applications, mathematical biology, modeling, numerical analysis, probability, scientific computing, stochastic systems and other areas.

The department offers a variety of programs leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional and applied mathematics, and statistics. Undergraduate degrees are Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics, and Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in statistics. Graduate degrees are Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The Integrated BS/MS program allows a student to earn a Bachelor of Science in either mathematics or applied mathematics and a master’s degree from the mathematics department or another department in five years. The department, in cooperation with the college’s teacher licensure program and John Carroll University, offers a program for individuals interested in pre-college teaching. Together with the Department of Physics, it offers a specialized joint Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics.

Date posted: March 27th, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Efficient Control of Schistosomiasis in Endemic Communities: Modeling In-Host Biology, Demographics, Diagnostics and Interventions

**Speaker:** Nara Yoon (Graduate Student, Case Western Reserve University MAMS Department)

**Abstract: **Schistosome is a parasitic worm that circulates between human and snail hosts through intermediate larval stages. Conventional modeling of Schistosomiasis transmission and control employs a “mean worm burden” (MWB) formulation. There is a need however, […Read more]

Date posted: March 26th, 2015

MATH 223 HELP SESSIONS

Monday

Yost Hall 335

3-4 p.m.

Tuesday

Yost Hall 343

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday

Yost Hall 335

3-4 p.m.

Thursday

Yost Hall 343

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

MATH 224 HELP SESSIONS

Monday

**Yost Hall 343**

**3-4:30 p.m.**

Tuesday

Yost Hall 347

1-3 p.m.

Wednesday

**Yost Hall 343**

**3-4:30 p.m.**

Thursday

**Yost Hall 343**

**1-4 p.m.**

Friday

**Yost Hall 343**

**12-2 p.m.** […Read more]

Date posted: March 19th, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015 (12:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Markov Processes With Linear Regressions and Quadratic Conditional Variances

**Speaker:** Wlodzimierz Bryc (University of Cincinnati)

**Abstract:** This talks is about “quadratic harnesses,” which are Markov processes with linear regressions and quadratic conditional variances under the two-sided conditioning. Such processes generically have polynomial conditional moments, and the transition probabilities are uniquely determined by the orthogonal martingale polynomials. Examples include Lévy-Meixner processes, […Read more]

Date posted: March 18th, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Graphical and Network Models in Bioinformatics

**Speaker:** Sujay Datta (Associate Professor, University of Akron, Statistics Department)

**Abstract: **In recent years, graphical and network models have become increasingly useful in certain areas of the biomedical sciences including genomics, proteomics, genetic epidemiology and systems biology. This has been facilitated by a number of new developments in structure learning algorithms and their evolution from constraint-based to score-based and hybrid algorithms. […Read more]

Date posted: March 18th, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Cellular Telephone Games: How Biological Networks Cope With Noisy Signal Transmission

**Speaker:** Michael Hinczewski (Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University Physics Department)

**Abstract: **Living cells make crucial decisions — whether to grow, divide, die — based on external signaling molecules in their environment. The biochemical networks which transmit and amplify these signals from receptors on the cell surface are like an elaborate game of telephone: with each stage of the transmission, […Read more]

Date posted: March 10th, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Mathematical Model of Volume Phase Transition in Polyelectrolyte Gels

**Speaker:** Lingxing Yao (Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University MAMS Department)

**Abstract: **It is well known that hydrogels are made of cross linked polymer networks that are capable of absorbing large amounts of water; they can be present in a swollen or a collapsed state. Under carefully designed physical and chemical conditions, […Read more]

Date posted: March 4th, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015 (12:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Matrix Inequalities and Applications II

**Speaker:** Ben Li (Graduate Student, Case Western Reserve University MAMS Department)

**Abstract:** We continue to present classical matrix inequalities. In this talk we show the Fuchs-van de Graaf inequalities, which relatetwo “distances” measuring the closeness of twoquantumstates (or of two probability densities): fidelity and the 1-norm. Next, combining with Rotfeld’s inequality, we sketch some of their applications to the geometry of Schatten spaces and to quantum information theory. […Read more]

Date posted: March 4th, 2015

Center for Global Heath and Diseases, CWRU Medical School

Friday, March 20, 2015 (9:00 a.m. in Biomedical Research Building 433)

**Title: **Needle in the Haystack: Combining Intravital Imaging and Mathematical Modeling to Understand How Vaccine-Induced T Cells Find Malaria-Infected Cells in the Murine Livers

**Speaker:** Vitaly V. Ganusov (Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee)

**Abstract: **After Plasmodium-infected mosquito transmits the malaria parasite to the mammalian host, parasites (called sporozoites) travel to the liver and infect hepatocytes. […Read more]

Date posted: March 4th, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Using Mathematical Modeling to Understand Kinetics of Lymphocyte Migration in the Whole Organism

**Speaker:** Vitaly V. Ganusov (Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee)

**Abstract: **The kinetics of recirculation of naive lymphocytes in the body has important implications for the speed at which local infections are detected and controlled by immune responses. While molecules involved in migration of lymphocytes to secondary lymphoid tissues such as spleen and lymph nodes have been identified, […Read more]

Date posted: November 5th, 2014

The department is accepting applications for the MS in Statistics for Fall 2015. For full consideration, all application materials should be received by April 1. Please visit our FAQ page and the School of Graduate Studies’ website for more information. Interested students may apply online here. […Read more]