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.”

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Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

 

 Dr. Hailin Sang

Department of Mathematics

University of Mississippi

 

Kernal Entropy Estimation for Linear Processes

 

Date:    Friday, April 14, 2017

Time:   3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Place:   Shelby Center 218

 

Entropy is widely applied in the fields of information theory, statistical classification, pattern recognition and so on since it is a measure of uncertainty in probability distribution.  The quadratic functional plays an important role in the study of quadratic Renyi entropy and the Shannon entropy.

It is a challenging problem to study the estimation of the quadratic functional and the corresponding entropies for dependent case.  In this talk, we consider the estimation of the quadratic functional for linear processes.  With a Fourier transform on the kernel function and the projection method, it is shown that, the kernel estimator is asymptotically efficient under certain mild conditions.  An application to 2-norm divergence and extensions to multivariate linear processes are also given. 

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

 

 

Professor and Chairman
Department of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

 

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) seeks an energetic leader to serve as Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.   The successful candidate must have the rank of Professor and must hold a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences.  He/she is expected to have a strong record of leadership, excellence in research and teaching, track record of external funding, and experience in curriculum development and assessment.  Applicants must also show a clear ability to move the department forward with innovative leadership, including a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines.  The new Chair will encourage collaboration and support a broad range of research, educational, and interdisciplinary efforts in the Department. The Department currently offers bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees in Mathematical Sciences and a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics.

 

The UAH campus is located in Huntsville, Alabama which is nestled in the Tennessee Valley and is a vibrant southern metropolis that is home to a robust economy. Among the region’s largest employers are the U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal, the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, and the nation’s second largest research park, Cummings Research Park (CRP). More than 285 high-tech and research companies and 25,000 employees are located in CRP, with UAH as the park’s anchor tenant. Downtown, small businesses and startups thrive thanks to ample support offered by the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and the UAH Small Business Development Center. As a result, Huntsville has been listed among the nation’s top ten strongest economies and was recently named as one of the best cities to start a career, while Alabama has been noted as one of the top states for doing business. The metropolitan area’s 350,000+ residents are also considered some of the country’s most educated with one of the highest per-capita incomes.

 

Applicants are requested to submit by email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research, teaching, administrative experience, a statement of goals and vision, and the names and contact information of at least three references to Dr. Boris Kunin at mathchair@uah.edu.  Information about the department can be found at http://www.uah.edu/math  or by contacting Dr. Kunin.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 

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

 

Please refer to log number: 17/18-524

  

Hiring Part-Time Lecturers for Mathematics

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

The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for part-time, non-tenure-track instructors of introductory courses in Mathematical Sciences.   

Requirements: Applicants must possess a graduate degree in mathematics, business, engineering or a closely related field; completed a minimum of 18 graduate-level credit hours in mathematics, analytics, statistics, or other quantitative field; previous teaching experience desirable but not required. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate introductory courses in Mathematics.  Must be available to teach during the day (classes may be offered between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).  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 reference, including contact name, address, phone number, and email address. Applications and inquiries should be directed to:

 

Attn:  Ms. 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  

What do you get when you cross a mosquito with a mountain climber?

Nothing. You can't cross a vector and a scalar.

                   

UAH Math Club News

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 2016-2017 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 will feed one child weekly for an entire school year.

For more information, please contact the Math Department at (256) 824-6470.

 

Contact Us

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

Email: mathchair@uah.edu

256.824.6470