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Department of Mathematical Sciences News

Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Mathematics aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior. The department of mathematical sciences provides a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities in mathematics and statistics.

Current Mathematical Sciences News

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People | May 12, 2021

Graduate Michael Schwob, recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, began racking up accomplishments by connecting with his instructors.

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People | May 10, 2021

An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | December 8, 2020

UNLV replaces remedial courses with “corequisite” courses so incoming students don't fall behind before they even start college.

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People | November 16, 2020

This math professor strives to find teaching methods that encourage students to enjoy math and pursue further studies.

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People | September 29, 2020

College of Sciences Alumna of the Year made a change at UNLV that led to an inspirational career in education.

Campus News | April 1, 2020

Undergraduates Alvaro Carbonero and Ava Platt among a select group of STEM students nationwide selected for prestigious honor.

Mathematical Sciences In The News

Las Vegas Sun
May 18, 2021

Last week, readers of the Sun got a treat in being introduced to Adugna “Adu” Siweya, one of the Las Vegas Valley’s outstanding college graduates this spring. Inspirational stories Siweya's make college graduation season a special time in Las Vegas, an annual reminder of the remarkable minds in our community, and the commitment of students to academic achievement.

U.S. News & World Report
December 20, 2019

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu drives his son and daughter to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and escorts them to and from classes.

Popular Mechanics
August 16, 2019

Dedicating years of schooling to pursue higher math degrees may help solve certain problems, but does it make any difference for something as simple as cutting your grass? To find out, I spent the week discussing the mathematics of lawn mowing with my colleagues at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 13, 2017

When the chemotherapy took her hair and her energy, Hazel Jackson was at the front of a classroom, teaching her students.

July 14, 2014

Recent Mathematical Sciences Accomplishments

March 15, 2021
Ashok K. Singh (Hospitality) and Rohan J. Dalpatadu (Math) published their study, "Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Fast Fourier Transform of Overnight Breath Recordings," in Machine Learning with Applications. The study addresses the problem of predicting the risk of obstructive sleep apnea from overnight breath recordings collected by...
March 8, 2021
Heejin Mun (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Bowen Liu (Mathematics), Thu Huynh Anh Pham (Biology), and Qing Wu (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) recently published an article on "C-Reactive Protein and Fracture Risk: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies through the Use of Both Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches" in...
January 6, 2021
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) gave a keynote address, "What Ramanujan Means To You?" at the one-day online conference History and Development of Mathematics held Dec. 22. It was the celebration of what would have been mathematics legend Srinivasa Ramanujan’s 133rd birthday, which was recently declared National Mathematics Day in...
November 23, 2020
Ashok Singh (Hospitality) and Rohan J. Dalpatadu (Math) are the authors of an article, "Using HAC Estimators for Intervention Analysis." The purpose of this article is to present an alternative method for intervention analysis of time series data that is simpler to use than the traditional method of fitting an explanatory Autoregressive Integrated...
June 22, 2020
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math) earlier this month gave an invited webinar on ‘The Metamorphosis of Classroom Teaching in the Post Pandemic World: National and International Perspectives." It was organized by Mentorx and KR College of Education (Faridabad), which is affiliated with Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University (India). He is the author of Plums,...
June 9, 2020
Farhad Shokoohi (Math) has been awarded a COBRE pilot grant of $25,000 for the proposed project titled "Differentially Methylated Cytosine Identification via Functional Regression Model" from The National Institute of General Medical Sciences / National Institute of Health for the period of June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021.