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.

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Mathematical Sciences (MA) Catalog Materials




Dr. Mark Pekkér

Department of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Alabama in Huntsville


Numerical Bifurcation Analysis: Algorithms, Software, Applications


DATE:       Friday, January 30, 2015  

TIME:       3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PLACE:    Shelby Center 218


Parametrized nonlinear equations are a basis for scientific and engineering problems. In these problems, it is crucial to detect and classify the qualitative changes in the solution structure as the problem parameters vary. The principal approach of numerical bifurcation analysis is based on continuation of solutions to well-defined operator equations. Such computational results give a deeper understanding of the solution behavior, stability, multiplicity, and bifurcations.

  1. Introduction to numerical bifurcation analysis
    1. Basic nonlinear phenomena:  classification of bifurcations
    2. Numerical bifurcation analysis:  continuation and related issues
  2. Numerical bifurcation analysis of large equilibrium systems:
    1. Resolving algorithmic issues:  subspace reduction via the CIS algorithm  Continuation of Invariant Subspaces (CIS) algorithm produces a smoothly varying basis for an invariant subspace R(s) of a parameter-dependent matrix A(s), a Jacobian matrix of the system in applications
  3. MATLAB bifurcation software Cl_matcontL
    1. Examples, including a real life example:  Multistationary and Oscillatory Modes of Free Radicals Generation by the Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain.   

The talk will be accessible to beginning graduate students.

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. in SC 201 suite landing



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.   Hotels and restaurant locations can seen on this map.



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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