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Attention All Undergraduate mathematics majors!

The Institute For Mathematical and Statistical Innovation will host the 3rd BRING MATH workshop will take place October 3-4, 2024.  The workshop will be hosted at Argonne National Laboratory and sponsored by IMSI.  Its purpose is to expose undergraduates to research in mathematics and statistics being done at Argonne and its connections with real world applications, and to educate them about  opportunities related to the mathematical sciences which are available to them, both during summers and longer term.  The workshop is also open to faculty who wish to accompany a group of students to the workshop.  Applications are due by June 28, 2024.  


The Thirteenth International Workshop on Coding and Cryptography (WCC, 2024)

June 17-21, 2024 in Perugia, Italy

See Call for papers and the Schedule HERE


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Cyber Security Graduate Certificate (Mathematics Track)

Cybercrime-related issues especially impact the State of Florida because a significant part of the state's economic development comes from tourism, international banking and high-tech industries. The number of scientists, engineers, and experts needed with special skills in cybersecurity exceeds the number available. The Cyber Security certificate provides opportunities for graduate students to expand their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the cybersecurity field. Due to their extensive expertise and facilities, the departments of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences have jointly designed the Cyber Security certificate. This 12-credit certificate program has two tracks: Computer Science (CS) and Mathematics (Math).

Mathematics Track

The Cyber Security certificate with a track in Mathematics will be granted to a student who completes four 3-credit courses as follows:

  • Three 3-credit courses from the Math Cyber Security course list.
  • One 3-credit course from either the Math or the CS Cyber Security course list.


Open to students who have a bachelor's degree in mathematics or in a related field and a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Students must satisfy the prerequisites for each course in the program.
  • All four courses must be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • All course materials are in English; all international students must demonstrate proficiency in English to enter the program.


Cyber Security Courses by Track

Click here to see the course catalog

CS Cyber Security Courses (Select three from this list and one more from this list or the list of Math courses.)

Computer Data Security

CIS 6370


Distributed Systems Security

CIS 6375


Secret Sharing Protocols

COT 6116


Cyber Security: Measurement and Data Analysis

CTS 6319


Practical Aspects of Modern Cryptography

CIS 5371


Math Cyber Security Courses (Select three from this list and one more from this list or the list of CS courses.)

Introduction to Cryptology and Information Security

MAD 5474



MAD 6478


Coding Theory

MAD 6607


Number Theory and Cryptography

MAS 6217


* As with all degree programs, the authoritative source for the degree requirements is the University Catalog that was in effect for the academic year in which the student entered the University. The information on this page does not supersede the Catalog.


For information about the Graduate Certificate Program in Cybersecurity contact below.

Prof. Edoardo Persichetti , Cybersecurity Advisor
Prof. Shi Bai , Cybersecurity Advisor
Prof. Veronika Kuchta , Cybersecurity Advisor
Prof. Francesco Sica , Cybersecurity Advisor

For information about the Ph.D., MS, and AMST programs contact 

Prof. Hongwei Long, Graduate Director 
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

For information on the track offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science click here.