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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.



MS Thesis Defense- May 16, 2014

Date posted: May 13th, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014 (1:00 p.m. in Yost 306) Title: An Approach to Graph Isomorphism Using Spanning Trees Generated by Breadth First Search Speaker: Alexey Ilchenko (Case Western Reserve University) Abstract: Graph Isomorphism is a problem of determining whether or not a bijective function betweentwo graphs exists which also preserves the adjacency relation between nodes. If graphs,regardless of [ more]

Colloquium- April 24, 2014

Date posted: April 21st, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Yost 306) Title: The More, the Merrier: the Blessing of Dimensionality for Learning Large Gaussian Mixtures Speaker: Luis Rademacher (The Ohio State University) Abstract: I will discuss recent developments in high dimensional geometric statistical inference. The problems will include the reconstruction of polytopes from uniformly random points and the [ more]

Colloquium- April 18, 2014

Date posted: April 11th, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 (3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Yost 306) Title: The Ginzburg – Landau Functional and Threshold Dynamics on Graphs for Large Data Analysis Speaker: Andrea L. Bertozzi (UCLA) Abstract: Geometric methods have revolutionized the field of image processing and image analysis. I will review some of these classical methods including image snakes, total variation minimization, [ more]

Undergraduate Colloquium- April 11, 2014

Date posted: April 11th, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Yost 306) Title: A Model for Gang Territoriality Motivated By Graffiti Speaker: Alethea Barbaro (Case Western Reserve University) Abstract: In cities with a lot of gang activity, police and residents can often map out every gang’s territory, down to the block and sometimes even down to which side of a street [ more]

Imaging Seminar April 9, 2014

Date posted: April 8th, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Yost 306) Title: Somatosensory Evoked Response to Median Nerve Stimulation: Review, Spatio-temporal Models, Recent MEG Results Speaker: John C. Mosher, Ph.D. (Epilepsy Center- Cleveland Clinic) Abstract: In response to electrical stimulation of the median nerve, the cortical regions around the central sulcus generate a widely-studied neurological response measured by electroencephalography [ more]


Date posted: April 7th, 2014

The following announcements pertain to MATH 330 and MATH 307 in Fall 2014. MATH 330 The Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics will not be offering MATH 330 (Introduction to Scientific Computing) in the Fall 2014 semester.  However, the class will be offered again in Spring 2015. MATH 307 We will be offering two [ more]

Ph.D. Defense- March 28, 2014

Date posted: March 25th, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 (2:30 p.m. in Yost 306) Title: Multi-Scale Modeling and Analysis of Options Markets Speaker: Charles Joseph (Case Western Reserve University) Abstract: The fundamental question addressed in this thesis is: How does the mood of the traders affect a derivative markets? In lack of a reliable ground truth, a modeling-based approach is taken. First, we [ more]

M.S. Thesis Defense- March 25, 2014

Date posted: March 21st, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Yost 306) Title: Inverted Binary Edwards Coordinates (Maire Model of an Elliptic Curve) Speaker: Steven Maire (Case Western Reserve University) Abstract: Edwards curves are a fairly new way of expressing a family of elliptic curves that contain extremely desirable cryptographic properties over other forms that have been used. The [ more]

Ph.D. Defense- March 20, 2014

Date posted: March 18th, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014 (4:15 p.m. in Yost 306) Title: Sequential Monte Carlo Parameter Estimation for Differential Equations Speaker: Andrea Arnold (Case Western Reserve University) Abstract: A central problem in numerous applications is the estimation of the unknown parameters of a system of differential equations from noisy measurements of some of the states at discrete times.  Formulating the parameter [ more]

Ph.D. Defense- March 24, 2014

Date posted: March 17th, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014 (3:30 p.m. in Yost 306) Title: Piezoelectric Inverse Problems with Resonance Data: A Sequential Monte Carlo Analysis Speaker: Edrissa Gassama (Case Western Reserve University) Abstract: Piezoelectricity is a property of certain materials that allows the conversion of mechanic deformation into electric voltage potential, and vice versa. The wide use of piezoelectric materials, e.g., in transducer technology [ more]


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