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.

Professor Calvetti to Speak at the Mid-Atlantic Numerical Analysis Conference

Professor Daniela Calvetti will speak at the Mid-Atlantic Numerical Analysis Conference on November 15, 2019. This one-day Conference is being held at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Calvetti’s talk is titled “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Numerical Linear Algebra in Bayesian Inverse Problems.”

Professor Barbaro Recently Featured on the SIAM Homepage

Dr. Alethea Barbaro was recently featured on the SIAM publication’s homepage, for a recent joint article with researchers, Björn Birnir and Sam Subbey. The article, titled “The Capelin: Key to Predicting Global Warming Effects on Arctic Environments,” focuses on the capelin, a small fish that lives in Arctic and subarctic waters. Their primary research focuses on simulating and predicting the migration routes and life cycles of three of the several stocks of capelin worldwide.

Dr. David Gurarie Featured in the Lancet Global Health Journal

Dr. Gurarie’s article, “Improving public health control of schistosomiasis with a modified WHO strategy: a model-based comparison study”, was recently featured in the Lancet Global Health Journal.  The article is in collaboration with Charles King, MD, Nathan C Lo, MD, Xuwei Zhu, and Emily Y Li.

Two CWRU mathematicians muse about why the Democrats may have trouble picking a 2020 presidential candidate

Alexander Strang, a PhD candidate in mathematics, and Dr. Peter Thomas, professor of mathematics, wrote about how math can provide insight into how the race for the Democratic nominee for president could play out. Check out the full article here.  The interview is also available as a podcast through npr.

Upcoming Talks and Presentations

The Department is accepting PhD and MS applications for Fall 2020! For full consideration, applications should be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • PhD: application closed
  • MS: March 1, 2020

For additional information, please visit the admissions page or contact us at

MAMS Tutoring Schedule: Spring 2020

Monday/Wednesday: 12:30pm -3:00pm | Yost 247

Tuesday/Thursday: 10:30am – 1:00pm | Yost 247

Monday/Wednesday: 12:00pm – 2:30pm | Yost 343

Tuesday/Thursday: 1:30pm – 4:00pm | Yost 343

Monday/Wednesday: 9:30am – 12:00pm | Yost 247

Tuesday/Thursday: 1:30pm – 4:00pm | Yost 247

Monday/Wednesday: 3:00pm – 5:30pm | Yost 343

Tuesday/Thursday: 9:30am – 12:00pm | Yost 343

Spring 2020 talks and presentations to be announced.