From abstract problems in algebra, analysis, and geometry to the design of efficient algorithms and computational simulations in scientific computing and mathematical biology, our department has an active and broadly based research faculty working in diverse areas of mathematics and its applications. More >
Math Research Center
The Mathematics Research Center was established in 2011 with support from the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at University of Pittsburgh. The MRC operates within the Department of Mathematics and its research activities encompass a broad range of areas. More>
Our students and faculty are actively engaged in projects in many of these research areas. The students are not limited to these areas and the faculty encourage graduate students to contact them to discuss their ideas. More>
Seminars and Colloquia
During the academic year we hold a weekly department colloquium and a number of research seminars. Once a year the Department holds the Edmund R. Michalik Distinguished Lecture in the Mathematical Sciences.
News and Events
2013 Commencement Brunch Photos
The Department of Mathematics is a partner in a new and innovative PhD program in Computational Modeling and Simulation at the University of Pittsburgh. This PhD program provides its graduate students with an integrated program of creative, independent research, course work, and teaching. Its students pursue research in diverse areas of computational mathematics, engineering, science and technology. The quality of the department's research program, the Center for Simulation and Modeling and the accessibility of its faculty will offer students unparalleled opportunities for individualized training and interaction. The program's extensive seminar series exposes students and faculty alike to the world's leading scientists and their latest research. Pitt's outstanding research and placement resources, coupled with the university's commitment to being one of the finest and most productive universities in the world, uniquely positions our department to help you meet your objectives. More>
SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, presents a prize every year for the best research paper in mathematics by (authored by or co-authored by) a PhD student in mathematics in all areas covered by SIAM journals. This prize is awarded based on a worldwide competition and is quite prestigious. Marina Moraiti, a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, is one of the winners for 2012 for her paper: "On the Quasistatic Approximation in the Stokes-Darcy Model of Groundwater-Surface Water Flows." Marina is PhD student studying the numerical analysis of fluid flow problems. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) group in the math department has a history of excellence in development of PhD students. Marina will be the third student in CFD to win this international award- a record that no other research group in the world has matched. Previous winners include Traian Iliescu, now professor at VPI, and Carolina Manica, a professor in Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Several other students from the group, while not winning, have been cited for honors in the competition. Many PhD students from the CFD group have gone on top stellar research careers in PhD granting departments in research universities, national labs and industry.
April 28, 2012
Mathematics Commencement Breakfast
Capitalizing on our department's strength in Mathematical Biology, we have established a new Mathematical Biology major! This major will help students prepare for a career or advanced studies in quantitative biology, including biotechnology and medical fields. More>
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