Mathematical Sciences

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Transition rates of the asymmetric simple exclusion process with open boundaries, with parameters α, β, γ, δ, q. Black disks represent occupied sites.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a broad spectrum of educational opportunities at all levels from BA to PhD. Our programs prepare students for a wide variety of careers in fields such as statistical analysis for banks, insurance companies, and medical research, financial analysis, and K12 or higher education. Our faculty includes internationally acclaimed experts in analysis, biomathematics, cryptography, financial mathematics, partial differential equations, probability, and statistics.

Student research opportunities begin at the undergraduate level with the opportunity to work with a faculty member as part of their capstone experience; and continue through to the MS and PhD levels, where extended research projects frequently lead to journal publication and both domestic and international trips to study at workshops or to present results at conferences. At the graduate level a variety of active research seminars take place weekly and students get the opportunity to mingle with top researchers right here at UC. 

Our summer graduate program, Master of Arts for Teachers of Mathematics (MAT), has been running for many years, bringing in local school teachers for a 3-year content-focused master's degree.

Our department maintains close ties with the local community, offering students the opportunity to intern at local businesses and government agencies. We have a number of international collaboration agreements with universities around the world which have led to exchanges of both faculty and students. Consider supporting our students and mission through the Mathematical Sciences Department’s scholarships and endowment funds.

Contact

We recommend you contact members of the Department via email before going to their offices. A full list of Math Department members, along with email addresses, can be found at our People in the Department page.   

Department of Mathematical Sciences
4199 French Hall West
University of Cincinnati
2815 Commons Way
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0025

News and Annoucements

UC to offer new degree in growing field of statistics

July 20, 2022

Students at the University of Cincinnati will be able to enroll to earn a bachelor of science degree in statistics beginning fall semester of 2022. Also new to the curriculum is a minor in statistics. Offered through UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, the new programs will give students cutting-edge knowledge in statistics and data science, and skills that are key to careers in the public and private sectors, or for students who want to pursue graduate degrees. “With the growing importance of big data, statistics and data analytics skills are required in almost every field where data are turned into insights and used to inform decision-making,” says Siva Sivaganesan, professor and director of statistics and data science. Data science has been identified as a growth sector in the U.S. job market by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which projects a 33 percent growth in the field of statistics from 2020 to 2030, more than four times higher than the overall projected growth rate of eight percent. U.S. News and World Report also lists data scientist as number six, and statistician number eight in its overall ranking of best jobs. Statistician also ranked number three in best business jobs. The major and minor programs are open to all matriculated UC students, including those enrolled in the Lindner College of Business. Students can choose to pursue the major alone, or choose to double-major in an academic discipline to complement the degree, such as public health, biology, chemistry, computer science and physics. Students in majors such as criminal justice, engineering, and social science majors such as psychology may opt to minor in statistics to increase their skill sets and enhance their resumes before graduation.

 UC alum creates platform to encourage young women in STEM

October 6, 2021

Madelyn Leembruggen has long excelled in STEM-related subjects, with the study coming naturally to her. The alumna of UC’s College of Arts and Sciences graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a 4.0 in 2018, with degrees in Physics, Astrophysics and Mathematics. Leembruggen has long been aware of the lack of representation of women role models for young girls interested in pursuing their STEM passions. Now a PhD candidate in theoretical physics at Harvard, Leembruggen set out to help inspire the next generation of women in STEM.

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