11/26/18

Students acquire highly marketable techniques involving networks, complex systems, machine learning and data analysis alongside topics such as probability, statistics, computational methods and applied mathematics methods. The Mathematics MA includes an internship with a leading industry partner. APPLY TODAY.

9/5/17

Our faculty are well-published scholars in fields of algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, and geometry/topology. Cultivating excellence, collegiality, and diversity, our faculty observe the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism.

6/18/18

Mathematics is a broad discipline with many diverse applications in physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering as well as social and managerial sciences. The Department of Mathematics provides a variety of concentrations leading to Baccalaureate, Masters, and PhD degrees.

5/23/18

Our faculty-student ratio is high compared to many universities. We teach students to develop skill-sets in computation, analysis, research, communication, practical problem solving, and mathematical modeling.

**Appled Math Seminar- Alexandra Westley (UB)**

3:50PM, Thu Mar 28 2019, 250 Mathematics Building

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**Applied Math Seminar**

Cesar Aguilar, SUNY Geneseo

3:50PM, Tue Apr 2 2019, 250 Mathematics Building

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**Applied Math Seminar**

Cornelis van der Mee, University of Cagliari

3:50PM, Tue Apr 9 2019, 250 Mathematics building

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**Applied Math Seminar**

Nishant Malik, RIT

3:50PM, Tue Apr 16 2019, 250 Mathematics Building

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**G&T Seminar**

Ruth Charney (Brandeis)

4:00PM, Fri Apr 19 2019, Math 122

**Applied Math Seminar**

Richard Plotkin (UB Music)

3:50PM, Tue Apr 30 2019, 250 Mathematics Building

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- 12/7/17
The American Mathematical Society recently published

__Braid Foliations in Low-Dimensional Topology__, co-authored by UB Mathematics Professor William W. Menasco, and Western Illinois University Professor Douglas J. LaFountain. This book is a self-contained introduction to braid foliation techniques, which is a theory developed to study knots, links and surfaces in general 3-manifolds and more specifically in contact 3-manifolds. Professor Menasco is currently serving UB Math as Director of Graduate Studies. Learn more. - 10/18/18
The architecture of each person’s brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. But how neuroanatomy impacts performance is largely an open question. To learn more, scientists are developing a new tool — computational models of the brain — to simulate how the structure of the brain may impact brain activity and, ultimately, human behavior. The research focuses on interconnectivity within the brain, looking at how different regions are linked to and interact with one another (traits that vary between individuals). A team led by Sarah Muldoon finds that this approach shows promise for understanding the interplay between brain structure and performance on language-related tasks. The research was published in PLOS Computational Biology on Oct. 17, 2018. Read more in the UB News Release.

- 2/21/17Hanfeng Li has co-authored a new book with David Kerr, entitled, Ergodic Theory: Independence and Dichotomies. The book provides an introduction to the ergodic theory and topological dynamics of actions of countable groups.

- 7/15/16This summer, one UB mathematics major will win our “Summer Math Scholarship” to pursue individual research with a faculty mentor. The six-week, full-time, summer program provides a stipend of $3,000. The following academic year the research will be written up into a senior honors thesis. To apply for the scholarship, consult with your faculty mentor.
- 2/22/19Matthew Eichhorn, a junior from Williamsville, NY, who is double majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, has won our second Math Summer Scholarship. Matt is highly involved in the Math Department, participating in competitions including the Putnam exam and the Rochester Math Olympiad. Additionally, he has served as an undergraduate teaching assistant for both MTH 141 and MTH 241, as well as a tutor in the Thomas J. Edwards Undergraduate Learning Center, which assists students with material ranging from algebra and trigonometry through MTH 142.

The scholarship provides the opportunity for Matt to study theory and applications of machine learning under the guidance of Dr. John Ringland. The primary application will be designing and using deep convolutional neural networks to analyze Google Street View imagery from rural Thailand, with the ultimate goal of determining how farming practices, especially small-scale residential horticulture, are related to the food-security and health of the population. - 12/5/17Founded by UB students interested in actuarial careers, "The Society of Future Actuaries" (SOFA) is now a club with roughly half of the membership interested in general data analytics.