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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.

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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 7, 2022
UNLV undegraduates Gaelan Chen, Victor Gumenyuk and Jacob T.  Hook (all Math) ranked in the 95th percentile overall in the preeminent math competition for undergraduate students in the U.S. and Canada in December. The Putnam Math Competition is a six-hour competition held annually and administered by the Mathematical Association of America.  UNLV…
January 3, 2022
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math), in 2021 published two interdisciplinary books that have been in the making for the last eight to 10 years.Vectors in History (Volume II) is an outgrowth of humanistic approach in the teaching of two history of mathematics courses (Math 314 & Math 714). It is a sequel to Volume I published in 2012. Epsilons and…
November 24, 2021
Jason Park (Mathematical Sciences) published "Random measure algebras" in the AMS Contemporary Mathematics, Stochastic Processes and Functional Analysis: New Perspectives.   In this article, algebras of random measures are introduced.  Three random measure algebras are created by using three different methods 1) a convolution by covariance method…
November 16, 2021
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) presented a plenary talk, Som Dutt Chopra, Father of Mathematical Seismology in North India at the 27th International Conference of the International Academy of Physical Sciences. The conference was organized online by the department of mathematics of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (India) Oct. 26-…
November 9, 2021
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) delivered an invited online talk on Oct. 25 on the life of a distinguished mathemtician, Inder Bir Singh Passi in a one-day memorial webinar organized by the Mathematics Department of Panjab University Chandigarh, India.
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…