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

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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. Mary Ann Horn

National Science Foundation and Vanderbilt University


Challenges Arising in the Study of the Development and Spread of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria


DATE:                October 31, 2014


TIME:                 3:00 p.m.


LOCATION:      SC Room 218


Drug resistance has been an emerging problem since the discovery of penicillin. Resistance is now seen not only in clinical settings, but also increasingly in the community. Bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) impacts healthy adults as well as patients in settings such as hospitals and nursing homes. MRSA is an example of a Gram-positive bacteria. More recently, antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Salmonella aureus is an increasing problem. A primary difference between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria is the composition of the cell walls, which results in the two types of bacteria having different mechanisms to acquire resistance. This talk will give an overview of some of our recent work on modeling of the development and spread of antibiotic resistance, ranging from common hospital acquired infections to those that have arisen in the community. (Joint work with Erika D'Agata, Shigui Ruan, Joanna Wares, and Glenn Webb.)         

Dr. Mary Ann Horn currently has served for ten years as a Program Officer in the Division of Mathematical Sciences within the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at that National Science Foundation (NSF).  She moved to NSF after receiving tenure at Vanderbilt University and still holds a position as an Adjoint (Non-Resident) Professor of Mathematics at Vanderbilt.  She has handled programs in Mathematical Biology and Applied Mathematics, as well as worked across disciplines, in particular, through collaborations with programs in the Directorate of Biological Sciences, the Directorate of Engineering, and the Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, as well as with other agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.  Her research interests include nonlinear dynamical systems, infectious disease, cellular signaling, and control theory, all areas in which she has authored papers.   Dr. Horn serves on the Board of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and is a Director for the Society for Mathematical Biology.  She has received a number of awards and recognitions, including the National Science Foundation Award for Program Management Excellence and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship.  She has also held visiting positions at the Université de Metz, the Technische Universität Darmstadt, the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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 numbers 15/16-564 and 15/16-565

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