The Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Case Western Reserve University is an active center for mathematical and statistical research. Faculty members conduct research in algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, asymptotic statistics, bayesian statistics, convexity, dynamical systems, geometry, imaging, inverse problems, life sciences applications, mathematical biology, modeling, numerical analysis, probability, scientific computing, spatial statistics, 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. Together with the Department of Physics, it offers a specialized joint Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics. Graduate degrees are Master of Science in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics, and Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. The Integrated BS/MS program allows a student to earn a Bachelor of Science in either Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics and a Master’s degree from the 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.
Dr. Margaret Callahan, was recently featured in the January 2019 AMS Communication for her one-year congressional experience. Dr. Callahan served as a fellow during the 2017-2018 year, working in the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on issues related to education, workforce development, and science policy. Dr. Callahan noted she was able to leverage the analytical and research skills she gained in her doctoral studies to conduct mathematical research, which allowed her to vet new legislation. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 2016. She now serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer and AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the U.S. Department of State. The full article can be access here.
Alumnus Dr. Donald Knuth was highlighted in the New York Times for his pioneering work in algorithms and computer programming and the impact he’s had on the field. Dr. Knuth received his BS and MS in Mathematics from the Case Institute of Technology in 1960. He went on to receive his PhD in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1963.
Donald Knuth, Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University, is one of the department’s most distinguished alumnus, and is an honorary member of the local chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon. Check out the article here.
Daniel Kessler will present his final master’s project on March 26, 2019. Daniel will speak on “Tensor Deblurring via Tensor Nuclear Norm and Total Variation Regularization.” The presentation will take place at 3:45 p.m. in Yost 306.
David Judkovich will defend his thesis on March 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Yost 306. David’s thesis is title “Variations on the Matching Problem.” The defense will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Yost 306.
PhD candidate, Kathryn Stewart, will defend her thesis on March 19, 2019. Kathryn’s thesis is titled “On Truncations of Haar Distributed Random Matrices.” The defense will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Yost 306. A reception will follow in Yost 207 at 4:30 p.m.
Spring 2019 Department Tutoring
Monday: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Yost 343
Tuesday: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Yost 343
Wednesday: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Yost 343
Thursday: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Yost 343
Friday: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Yost 343
Monday: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Yost 343
Tuesday: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM Yost 343
Wednesday: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Yost 343
Thursday: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM Yost 343
Friday: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Yost 343
Monday: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM Yost 247
Tuesday: 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Yost 247
Wednesday: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM Yost 247
Thursday: 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Yost 247