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Department of Mathematical Sciences
The Department of Mathematical Sciences (DOMS) is a community of mathematicians and mathematical statisticians. We offer degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral level. Thus, besides our faculty and post-doctoral visitors, our community includes a large and valuable cadre of hard-working and talented undergraduate and graduate students.
At the undergraduate level, we have two kinds of degrees: general degrees for majors in the mathematical sciences are labeled Bachelor of Arts (BA), while our more intensive undergraduate degrees are labeled Bachelor of Science (BS). There are actuarial science tracks within both degrees. For more details, see the page on the undergraduate programs. A minor in mathematics is also possible.
At the graduate level, we have the PhD and Master of Arts (MA) degrees. We cooperate with the School of Education in their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree for future high school teachers. There is also a combined five-year BA/MAT degree. For more details, see the page on the graduate programs. We will soon add a professionally oriented MA degree in Applied Statistics.
While our highest degree is a PhD “in mathematics”, a significant number of our doctoral dissertations are written on research topics in mathematical statistics.
All faculty members and post-doctoral visitors are active researchers. The main areas of concentration in the department are: Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry/Topology and Statistics.
Read the page on Graduate Programs for information about financial support for graduate students.
Adrian Vasiu, Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. He was honored at the Excellence Awards Dinner on October 22, 2015 with a medal, a plaque and a check. Vice President for Research Bahgat Sammakia introduced Adrian at this event with the following words.
Known for bringing the highest level of scholarship and innovation to his profession, Adrian Vasiu is an international leader in arithmetic algebraic geometry, also called number theory, whose breakthroughs have helped define the discipline. Continuing high-level research with a focus on a long-standing conjecture of the Italian geometer C. Traverso, and with international collaborators, he proved that Traverso’s estimate is not correct in general and then proved the correct substitute, with their results published in the prestigious Annals of Mathematics.
The methods he developed to solve this conjecture are far reaching. It is an honor to award Adrian Vasiu the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
Ross Geoghegan, Research Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair-Designate, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences. He will give his inaugural lecture in Skopje some time in the Spring 2016 semester. This recognizes a long association between the Binghamton Department of Mathematical Sciences and Macedonia initiated by Professor Geoghegan. Seven of Binghamton's PhDs in mathematics have come from Macedonia.
The 8th Annual Binghamton University Graduate Conference in Algebra and Topology (BUGCAT) is to be held at Binghamton University, November 14-15, 2015. There will be talks throughout the day Saturday and also Sunday morning. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and there will be a banquet, at a cost of $15, Saturday evening.
Deadline for registration is Friday, November 6, 2015 and abstracts for talks should be also submitted by this day. Registration can be done through the conference website.
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