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About the Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is dedicated to expanding both the reach of mathematical knowledge and the impact this body of knowledge has on the world. The Department pursues this mission through its research and educational programs, both of which remain closely woven into the intellectual fabric of the university. In keeping with the strategy of Carnegie Mellon, the Department develops and maintains research groups in targeted areas, with an emphasis on areas of Mathematics that are natural to application. This research profile positions the Department to contribute to the emergence of new applications of Mathematics and naturally generates close links with the many technical disciplines in which Carnegie Mellon has a significant presence and strong international reputation. The Department currently has research groups in the following areas:

    • Applied Analysis
    • Combinatorics
    • Logic
    • Mathematical Finance

We have deep collaborations with the Tepper School of Business, the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology (CMU's engineering college), and the Departments of Philosophy and Statistics.

At the same time, we utilize our expertise in applicable areas of mathematics and our interdisciplinary connections in the construction of a curriculum that gives excellent support to educational activities across the university and prepares mathematics majors for success in a wide range of careers both in academia and beyond. We offer a traditional undergraduate degree in Mathematics as well as a number of specialized concentrations and minors. Our doctoral programs are focused on training students whose interested are aligned with the research strengths of the faculty. The Department is also a key participant in Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary Masters of Science in Computational Finance.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.

Tom Bohman
Department Head