Department of Mathematics and Statistics News


FAU Receives $2.6 Million NSF CyberCorps Scholarship Grant

FAU Receives $2.6 Million NSF CyberCorps Scholarship Grant

This project leverages the deep faculty expertise and course offerings to drive student training and skill development at the intersection of cybersecurity and thematic areas of AI, post-quantum cryptography, and hardware security. Read more.

FAU Hosts Second Annual Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science

FAU Hosts Second Annual Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science

The second cohort of the prestigious Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science is already half-way through its intensive program at Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus. From May 22 to June 30, FAU is home to 12 undergraduate or early graduate students from around the country who are eager to learn from an immersive training experience focused on biostatistics, epidemiology, and data science. Read more.

The Department of Mathematical Science hosts Middle School Math Day (AMC 8) on January 21, 2023

The Department of Mathematical Science hosts Middle School Math Day (AMC 8) on January 21, 2023

Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science (SIBDS) 2023

Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science (SIBDS) 2023

Binod Rimal

Ph.D. Student Spotlight

Binod Rimal is studying machine learning and statistics. Read more.

Postdoc Spotlight: Wai-Ting Lam

Postdoc Spotlight: Wai-Ting Lam

Welcome to Wai-Ting Lam, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow who will be studying celestial mechanics. Read more.

Eliminate COVID-19?  Its possible with new mathematical models

FAU Hosts Second Annual Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science

Lead author on the study Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D., developed novel mathematical framework. Read more.

Combinatorics, Computing, Group Theory and Application

Combinatorics, Computing, Group Theory and Application

The conference was held at the Wyndham in Deerfield Beach, Florida, August 14 – 21, 2022.
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Sulani Vidhanalage

Sulani Vidhanalage participated in the Park City Mathematics Institute’s summer session. Read more.


Dr. Roger Goldwyn

Best Wishes to Dr. Roger Goldwyn

Dr. Goldwyn has officially retired from Florida Atlantic University - August 2022. Read more.

Dr. Lee Klingler

Best Wishes to Dr. Lee Klingler

Dr. Klingler has officially retired from Florida Atlantic University - August 2022. Read more.

Amish Mishra

Mathematical Sciences Student Wins Runner-Up in 2022 Three Minute Thesis Championship

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics, Amish Mishra, took home the Runner-Up award from FAU's 6th annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Championship this year for his presentation, "Seeing data: For now we see dimly, but soon we will see shape to shape." Mishra works with faculty advisor, Assistant Professor, Francis Motta, Ph.D. June, 2022. Read more.

Amish Mishra

Congratulations, Amish Mishra!

Ph.D. candidate, Amish Mishra spent 10 weeks this summer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a summer internship program.  While there, he competed in the 2022 Ignite Off! Competition, hosted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). June, 2022. Read more.

Archana Neupane Timsina

Ph.D. Student Spotlight: Archana Neupane Timsina, Mathematical Sciences

Early congratulations to soon-to-be graduate Archana Neupane Timsina! Archana will graduate from FAU in August with her Ph.D. in Mathematics. Her research interests focus on infectious disease epidemics and computing invariant manifold of implicit dynamical systems. June, 2022. Read more.

Vivek Sreejithkumar

Math Student National Winner in 2021 Rising Scientist Awards

Vivek Sreejithkumar conducted mathematical modeling alongside mathematical biologist and Associate Professor, Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D. Read more.

Shi Bai

NIST Selects FAU Department of Mathematical Sciences Professor’s Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithm

Shi Bai, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and collaborators are actively involved in the development of new international standards to protect cyber infrastructure. Read more.

17th ISAIM Re-cap

International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics Re-cap

The International Symposium held its 17th event (virtually) January 3-5, 2022. Learn more.

53rd SEICCGTC Re-cap

53rd Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing Re-cap

The 53rd Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing (SEICCGTC 53) was held fully “hybrid” on March 7-11, 2022. Read more.

math day 2021Math Day in the Sandbox, October 23, 2021  Read more



FAU Quality Enhancement Plan: LeArning Reimagined

Departmental Leadership's Proposal Selected. Read more.

Brittanney Adelmann

Brittanney Adelmann

B.A. to M.S. to Ph.D. in Mathematics at FAU. Read more.

Edoardo Persichetti

AU Researcher’s Algorithm Part of Final Selection Round for Creating First Post-Quantum Cryptography Standard

Congratulations to Edoardo Persichetti, Ph.D. whose proposal for a cryptographic encryption scheme made it to the final round of the Post-Quantum Standardization process. August, 2020. Read more.

Jorge Gonzalez

Three Year NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Jorge Gonzalez

Every fall the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites STEM Ph.D. candidates in the final year of their studies to apply for the prestigious NSF postdoctoral fellowship program.
February, 2020. Read more.


Math Researcher Makes Breakthrough in Understanding Malaria

Francis Motta, Ph.D., and colleagues uncovered evidence that will enable scientists to develop new strategies and treatments to prevent and control parasitic infections. Read more.


Science Students Compete at FURC 2021

Daniela Nikolova, Ph.D., Senior mathematics Instructor, and her team of students and alumni competed for the second consecutive year at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 2021. Read more.


Alumnus Named University of Montenegro President

Vladimir Bozovic, Ph.D., 2008 alumnus, named President of the University of Montenegro. Read more.


Biostatician Awarded $6.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Alzheimer's

Reducing disparities in Alzheimer's and dementia outcomes in multicultural rural populations. Read more.


NSF CAREER Award for Cryptography

Shi Bai, Ph.D., receives award for cutting-edge research. Read more.


Alumna Spotlight with Catherine Berrouët

Catherine Berrouet is an alumna of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, earning an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
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rosen Zvi Rosen Receives MAA Merten M. Hasse Award

Rosen and collaborators receive award for “Algebraic Matroids in Action." Read more. View the MAA FOCUS newsmagazine that contains Rosen's award listing on page 13.


yang li Congratulations to Daniela Nikolova

Daniela Nikolova earned the Certificate of Professional Development  in Online Pedagogy for succesfully completing Professional Development in Online Pedagogy. This certificate marks a high level of achievement in professional development. Daniela Nikolova was cordially invited to join the launch of FAU’s Faculty Innovation Hub where the Provost recognized Daniela and others at FAU colleagues who have earned this certificate. Thank you for your continued commitment to the continuous improvement of online education for students at Florida Atlantic University.


steve locke Announcing the Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences

Professor Stephen C. Locke, Ph.D., distinguished member of the Schmidt College of Science, appointed as chair. Read more.


yang li New Faculty Spotlight: Big Data Holds the Link

Yang Li, Ph.D., a new assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, studies formulas, models, and techniques used in the statistical analysis of research data. Read more.


sunil Student Spotlight with Sunil Giri

Learn about Ph.D. candidate Sunil Giri's research and journey in graduate school, and some tips for current students. Read more.




Angella Alumna Spotlight NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography

Dr. Angela Robinson graduated with a Ph. D. in Spring, 2018. This is her most recent story about her work in cryptography since going on after her studies here at Florida Atlantic University. Read more.



Papiya Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., Receives Distance Learning Innovation Award

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Papiya Bhattacharjee, Instructor and Graduate Faculty, Florida Atlantic University, received the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) Innovation Award. Read more.



Congrats to faculty and staff within the Department of Mathematical Sciences who have received Service Awards during 2020 and 2021! Erik Lundberg-5 years; Sonia Clayton-5 years; Yuan Wang-30 years, Lee Klingler-35 years; Tomas Schonbek-50 years!  Congratulations!


emily Emily Cimillo, Budget and Outreach Manage Receives iTHINK Financial Customer Service Award!

Emily ensures efficient and effective use of FAU resources. She also assists faculty with grant proposal submissions and facilitates the department’s community outreach activities. Read more.


NSF Award Shi Bai, Ph.D., has received the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF)
Early Career (CAREER) award. The CAREER program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Shi Bai,
an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, received this award for his cutting-edge research in the fields of mathematical cryptography.  Read more. 


womenFlorida Women in Mathematics Day 2020

The AWM chapter hosted its official second annual Florida Women in Mathematics Day-Conference also known as FWIMD. Read more.


5151st Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing

The 51st Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing (SEICCGTC) international meeting of mathematical scientists. Read more.


lun Assistant Professor Receives Grant

Lun-Ching Chang, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor, and a Statistics Advisor recently received a five-year $6.6 million R01 grant to study Alzheimer's. Read more.


150 Math Day 2020!

Congratulations to all of our winners! The contest results are posted below. For all who won a cash prize, please check out the Winners' Circle module for details in processing your prize! Read more.


alex FAU High Student Pursuing Combined Bachelor’s to Master’s in Mathematics 

Joining FAU High School his junior year and beginning his coursework at Florida Atlantic in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kenneth “Alex” Dowling immediately displayed his enthusiasm and exceptional talent for mathematics. Read more.


imgThe Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC)

FURC is one of the nation's largest multi-disciplinary research conferences. It is an annual event open to all undergraduate researchers in the state of Florida. Read more.


emmanuelle Fleurentin Emmanuel Fleurantin Accepted to the Dynamics and Data in the COVID-19 Pandemic Summer Program.

Mr. Emmanuel Fleurantin, a graduate student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been accepted into the Dynamics and data in the COVID-19 pandemic summer program, which will be taught by the American Institute of Mathematics. Read more.


floyd johnson Meet Floyd Johnson - Graduate Assistant

Floyd worked as a research assistant at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. for 10 weeks in the summer of 2019. Read more.


amauryStudent Spotlight with Amaury Miniño

Amaury Miniño works with Assistant Professor, Dr. Pamela E. Harris, Ph.D., in continuation of his summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Read more.


logicalLogical Foundations in Computer Science Conference 2020

The seventh Logical Foundations in Computer Science Conference (LFCS) was held from January 4-7, 2020 at the Wyndham in Deerfield Beach.
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hFAU Hosts the Southeastern Regional Learning Assistant (LA) Workshop

Florida Atlantic University hosted the Southeastern Regional Learning Assistant (LA) Workshop. In addition to presentations and panels with students and faculty on this approach to active learning, the workshop program included classroom visits in two calculus and a chemistry course taught with learning assistants. Read more.


papAffordability Counts at FAU

The College of Science’s Methods of Calculus course text and supplemental materials are now free to ensure greater access and affordability to students. Through the State University System of Florida’s Affordability Counts initiative, the FAU Department of Mathematical Sciences began taking steps to advance affordability in its courses. Read More.


geogebra2020 Florida GeoGebra Conference 

The 2020 Florida GeoGebra Conference served as a forum for teachers, researchers, and innovators to exchange ideas and present pedagogical and mathematical examples of research-based instructional strategies. Read more.


cmpd5The Fifth Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics (CMPD5)

(CMPD5) took place at the Bahia Mar hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, from May 19 to May 25, 2019. This international conference was attended by more than 200 participants from 17 countries. More than 90 participants were graduate students, post-docs or young faculty up to 5 years post Ph.D. Read more.


inventionBiometric Invention to Enhance Data Security

The Office of Technology Development recently filed a utility patent application for an invention that addresses the problem of biometric data protection at different stages of collection, using simple and intuitive transformation techniques to enhance overall data security and resistance to fraud. Read More.


rainerDr. Rainer Steinwandt Awarded 2018 NATO Science for Peace and Security Partnership Prize

FAU’s Dr. Rainer Steinwandt was awarded the  2018 NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Partnership Prize  at the NATO SPS program’s 60th anniversary on November 29, 2018.

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math anxietyHow to Manage Math Anxiety in the Classroom

Watch the video here!