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. 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.

Elizabeth Meckes Named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Meckes has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

Dr. Meckes has been awarded this Fellowship for contributions to Stein’s method and to random matrix theory. An induction ceremony took place on July 29, 2019, at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver, Colorado.

Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of their peers for the award.  In 2019, after reviewing 58 nominations, 25 were selected for Fellowship.  Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization which fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 3,500 active members throughout the world.  Approximately 12% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship

The full bulletin can be viewed here.

MAMS Student Daniel Kessler Awarded First Place in the Research ShowCASE+Intersections Symposium

Congratulations to BS/MS student, Daniel Kessler, for earning 1st place in the Research ShowCASE+Intersections Symposium that took place Friday April 19, 2019. Held in conjunction with the Spring Intersections, Research ShowCASE provides evidence of how research brings value to our community and the world. Exhibits of real-world applications, critical insights, and creative and intellectual activities are on view highlighting the full range of research at CWRU. Daniel works with Dr. Weihong Guo under an REU NSF project, conducting work on High Dimensional Tensor Deblurring. Daniel will graduate this May. Congratulations!

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

  • PhD: December 15, 2019
  • MS: March 1, 2020

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

MAMS Fall 2019 Tutoring Schedule

Monday: 2:30PM – 5:00PM | Yost 343

Tuesday: 11:00AM – 1:30PM | Yost 247

Wednesday: 2:30PM – 5:00PM | Yost 343

Thursday: 11:00AM – 1:30PM | Yost 247

Monday: 1:00PM – 3:30PM | Yost 247

Tuesday: 11:30AM – 2:00PM | Yost 343

Wednesday: 1:00PM – 3:30PM | Yost 247

Thursday: 11:30AM – 2:00PM | Yost 343

Monday: 11:00AM – 1:30PM | Yost 343

Tuesday: 2:30PM – 5:00PM | Yost 247

Wednesday: 11:00AM – 1:30PM | Yost 343

Thursday: 2:30PM – 5:00PM |Yost 247