Mathematical Sciences

Shelby Center for Science and Technology at UAH in Huntsville, Alabama

UAH’s Department of Mathematical Sciences is dedicated to education, scholarship, and service in the mathematical sciences. We offer programs of study leading to bachelor’s and master’s 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.”

Mathematical Sciences (MA) Catalog Materials

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 UAH Mathematical Sciences

 Dr. Karen A. Ames Memorial Lectures on Applied Mathematics

  Dr. Edriss S. Titi

 Texas A&M University, The Weizmann Institute of Science


Continuous Data Assimilation for Weather and Climate Models


                                    DATE:              February 12, 2016
                                    TIME:               3:00 p.m.
                                    LOCATION:     Shelby Center 105


One of the main characteristics of infinite-dimensional dissipative evolution equations, such as the Navier-Stokes equations (NSE), is that their long-time dynamics is determined by finitely many parameters - finite number of determining modes, nodes, volume elements and other determining interpolants. In this talk I will show how to explore this finite-dimensionality feature for designing data assimilation algorithms of weather and climate prediction based on discrete measurements. In addition, I will also show that the long-time dynamics of the NSE can be imbedded in an infinite-dimensional dynamical system that is induced by an ordinary differential equations, named determining form, which is governed by a globally Lipschitz vector field. The NSE  are used as an illustrative example, and all the above mentioned results equally hold to other dissipative evolution PDEs, in particular to various dissipative geophysical and climate models.

Dr. Edriss S. Titi is the holder of the Owen Professorship of Mathematics in Texas A&M University, a Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and Professor Emeritus in the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Titi is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK, a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and a Fellow of the Inaugural Class of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). He was the Orson Anderson and the Stanislaw M. Ulam Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  He received the Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists. He also received the SIAM Prize on Best Paper in Partial Differential Equations. In 2013 he received the Science without Boundaries Scholarship, by the CNPq, Brazil.

The research of Dr. Titi in applied and computational mathematics lies at the interface between rigorous applied analysis and physical applications. Most of his work has been focused on the development of analytical and computational techniques for investigating nonlinear phenomena. Specifically, in studying the Euler and the Navier-Stokes equations of incompressible fluids, and other related nonlinear partial differential equations. Such equations arise as models in a wide range of applications in nonlinear science and engineering. The applications include, but are not limited to, fluid mechanics, geophysics, turbulence, chemical reactions, nonlinear fiber optics, and control theory.


Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m.





Department of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Alabama in Huntsville


The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a Very High Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Science.  Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast.  It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice.


The Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position with the rank of Lecturer beginning August 2016.  The position is renewable upon the successful result of an annual performance evaluation. Applicants must possess at least a master’s degree in mathematics or, preferably, a doctoral degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education or related field. Evidence of effective teaching experience, excellent communication skills and strong interest in computer-assisted mathematics curriculum is expected.  The successful candidate will teach four mathematics courses per semester during fall and spring.  Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts and contact information for three references by email to   Review of applicants will begin January 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled.  UAH is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action.


The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/ minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.


Please refer to log number: 16/17-503



Hiring Part-Time Instructors for Mathematical Sciences

Application Deadline: Hired on a course-by-course basis

Requirements: The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for part-time, non-tenure-track instructors of introductory courses in Mathematical Sciences.    Requirements: Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Mathematics; previous teaching experience desirable but not required. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate introductory courses in Mathematics. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Reappointment is dependent on need and a satisfactory review. Review of completed applications is ongoing. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure: Applications for this position should include: (1) letter of interest, (2) current résumé, (3) official transcripts, and (4)   three letters of references, including contact name, address, phone number, and email address. Applications and inquiries should be directed to:

Attn:  Tami Lang
Department of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive (SST 258A)
Huntsville, AL 35899

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/minorities/females/veterans/disabled.


Math Fun 

Q: What's the integral of (1/cabin)d(cabin)?     A: A natural log cabin!
Q: Why was the parent function upset with its child? A: It was stretched to its limit.  
Q: Why was the student afraid of the y-intercept? A: She thought she'd be stung by the b. 

Q: How can a fisherman determine how many fish he needs to catch to make a profit? A: By using a cod-ratic          inequality. 

UAH Math Club News

Fall Semester has started and the UAH Math Club is gearing up for a great year!   Did you know that you do not have to be a mathematics major or minor to join the Math Club?  Anyone can join!!  The Math Club seeks to spread knowledge of and interest in mathematics through projects and community outreach.  Their goal is to gain understanding of different mathematical applications through guest lectures and mathematical conferences.  With this knowledge, the Club wishes to spark interest in mathematics and STEM careers in local schools by visiting and describing different uses of math in STEM and by hosting a high school mathematics tournament.

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 2015-2016 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 wwill feed one child weekly for an entire school year.

For more information, please contact the Math Club at  


Contact Us

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