Mathematical Sciences





The Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is dedicated to education, scholarship and service in the mathematical sciences. We offer programs of study leading to bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics and to the doctor of philosophy degree in applied mathematics.

Mathematics... is indispensable as an intellectual technique. In many subjects, to think at all is to think like a mathematician.

Robert M. Hutchins

The Learning Society

Mathematical Sciences (MA) Catalog Materials


American Mathematical Society Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, March 27-29, 2015

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is hosting the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting on March 27-29, 2015 in the Shelby Center located on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus. To learn more about the meeting and view the program click here. For information about restaurants within walking distance of the campus click here. Other area restaurants may be found here. Transportation to and from the Huntsville Internation Airport is available.   A list of such services can be seen here.



Dr. Karen A. Ames Lecture Series on Applied Mathematics
Dr. Jianhong Wu
York Institute for Health Research Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
York University, Canada
Quantify Climate Impact on Biological Invasion and Disease Spread
DATE:                       October 17, 2014
TIME:                        3:00 p.m.
LOCATION:             SC Room 109
The extent to which climate change may affect human health by increasing risk from vector-borne diseases has been under considerable debate, resolution of which imposes significant challenge for mathematical research into qualitative metrics and standards. We develop dynamical models with temporal and spatial variations, and analyze these models to provide quantified potential effects of future climate change on basic reproduction rate and range expansion speed of vector species, and to explore their implication for the propagation speed and spatiotemporal patterns of vector-borne disease spread.
Dr. Jianhong Wu is University Distinguished Research Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, York University, Canada. His research interest and expertise includes nonlinear dynamical systems, spatial ecology, infectious disease epidemiology, neural networks and complex data clustering. He has co-authored over 340 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 research books, in addition to a number of edited volumes and public health policy consultation reports. He has served on the editorial boards of 26 international journals, and on the advisory/scientific boards of major organizations such as NIMBioS, BIRS, and NRC. He is the founding director of the Centre for Disease Modelling, and is currently the Director of the York Institute for Health Research.  Dr. Wu has received a number of awards and recognitions, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal from the government of Canada, the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Research Prize, the Cheung Kong Visiting Professorship, the Paul Erdos Visiting Professorship, and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. He became a Fellow of the Fields Institute in 2011, and was the President of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society, 2011-2013.
Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m.

Assistant Professor in Math

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for two tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. A Ph.D. degree in mathematics or applied mathematics is required. Applicants must show evidence of excellent research potential in an area that matches the interests of the department. Applicants must also have a strong commitment to teaching and show evidence of excellent teaching ability. The research areas we are seeking are differential equations, and probability and stochastic processes. The priority is stochastic differential equations.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita with the AMS standard cover sheet and three references (include name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address) to:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899

Review of applicants will begin January 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.

Please refer to log number 15/16-558

UAH Math Club News

The Math Club raised enough money last year to support a child this year for the Secret Meals For Hungry Children Program sponsored by the Alabama Credit Union. The Math Club is looking forward to an exciting 2014-2015 academic year and again will be diligent with their fund raising efforts for group this year.

The Secret Meals feeds well over 1,100 disadvantaged schoolchildren. 100% of each donation goes entirely to the purchase of Secret Meals food packs, so every dollar of support makes a difference. A donation of $140 would feed one child weekly for an entire school year.

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Shelby Center for Science and Technology, Room 258A
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899