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: G. Lupton, A. Papana, I. Rodrigues, J. Stone, P. Wachira.

***Attention Students: Due to the pandemic, the main office of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics located in Rhodes Tower is operating remotely. If you need assistance, please email or call 216.687.4680***


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

  • Prof. López Valdez honored in Lathisms 2020

Lathisms 2020, a website showcasing contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15) has Assistant Professor Hiram López Valdez featured as Mathematician of the day for Sept. 17th!

  • Prof. Galetto and Prof. López-Valdez awarded NSF grant to host conference at CSU

    The conference follows the success of the virtual Macaulay2 workshop hosted by CSU in May 2020. It will feature speakers from the workshop (and more) presenting their work in computational commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. The conference is tentatively planned for late Spring / early Summer 2021. For more information, visit

  • Prof. Lopez-Valdez awarded AMS-Simons Travel Grant beginning July 2020


  • Niksa Praljak, B.S. in Mathematics and Physics, named NSF Graduate Research Fellow for 2020 and COSHP Valedictorian


  • Adjunct Instructor Reza Faryani passed away Thursday May 14th

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Reza passed away after a heart attack. Reza taught for the department for more than 15 years. He is survived by his son.  McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home in Willoughby.