Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics

Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty

2019-2020 Faculty and Staff

Back Row (Left to Right): R. Fan, B. Margolius, D. Aloi, S. Hurtado Rua, F. Martins, S. Ryan, G. LaPlaca, J. Holcomb, D. Munther, J. Amador, V. Thomas, P. Srinivasan. Middle Row: H. López Valdez,  I. Soprunov, J. Scott, L. Gold, E. Chuha, S. Shao, C. Dohanyos, C. Phillips-Bey, S. Carver. Front Row: F. Galetto, S. Chincholkar, T. Romutis, T. Preisler, Y. Wu, L. Quinn, S. Gubkin. Not Pictured: D. Florentin, G. Lupton, A. Papana, I. Rodrigues, J. Stone, P. Wachira.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has specialized general education sequences tailored to meet the needs of students in majors across the university.  For students interested in exciting career opportunities, we offer minors in mathematics and statistics as well as a bachelor's degree in mathematics.  At the graduate level, we offer a master's of science in mathematics and a master's of science in mathematics with a specialization in applied statistics.

Acquiring skills in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics strategically places today's graduate at the forefront of the big data revolution, financial mathematics, quantitative analysis, and scientific research.  Make an appointment today to meet with an advisor from the Department of Mathematics to discuss career options with a major and/or minor in mathematics and statistics.  

Career Information:  Statistician, Mathematician, Actuary (All in U.S. News Best 100 Jobs for 2019)

Free Student Memberships for AMS and AWM: Apply here

Students should consider the 4+1 (B.S./M.S.) Program in Mathematics and Statistics!

ANNOUNCEMENT: The statistics courses in the Mathematics Department will now have an STA prefix instead of MTH.  Please look for this when scheduling courses.

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Recent News and Highlights from the Department of Mathematics

  • Professor Hurtado Rúa (co-PI) recieved a Grant from ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County


  • Professor Hurtado Rúa (co-PI) received a Third Frontier Research Incentive Grant

Sandra Hurtado Rúa, in collaboration with I. Yaroslavsky (PI, Department of Psychology), W.  Zhao (Co-I, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) and C. Lewandowski (Co-I, School of Social Work), received a 2-year Third Frontier Research Incentive award in the amount of $252,819. The project aims to develop a cellphone application (CuTrack) and an automated statistical algorithm to identify person-specific risk factor patterns for increased craving and sobriety lapses in the daily lives of opioid use disorder patients who are completing an outpatient treatment program.

  • Shawn Ryan named co-Director of new research center at CSU

The CSU Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling (ADAM) will focus on bringing together interdisciplinary researchers from across campus to work on problems related to analyzing large data sets and discovering underlying models.  The center will be co-directed by Shawn Ryan from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Thijs Heus from the Department of Physics.

  • Former Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, CL Chang, passes away

 CL started at CSU in Fall 1988 and retired in Spring 2012.  The Department would like to wish his family well in this difficult time.  Please find a copy of the eulogy here.

  • Nick Baumgartner II won the CSU Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award


  • Fred Galetto and Hiram López Valdez are part of the organizing committee for the conference "M2 @ CSU"

Please visit the conference website for more information


  • Barbara Margolius recieved $1.4 Million Grant from the Ohio Board of Regents for FY 2019-2020 for the Choose Ohio First Program