The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics is dedicated to excellence in research and teaching in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. Guided by the mission of Portland State University and by the principles of disciplinary excellence and cross-disciplinary engagement, we are particularly committed to building expertise and providing leadership in such areas as applied and computational mathematics and statistics and mathematics education.
The department is pleased to announce its selection as the host university of the Western Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in Spring 2018. Information regarding the meeting registration, lodging, and transportation details will appear shortly. Faculty of regional institutions interested in organizing special sessions, student presentations, and nominations for invited speakers are encouraged to contact Steve Bleiler (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mau Nam Nguyen (email@example.com) for further information. 02/05/2016
The 2016 Oregon Invitational Math Tournament (OIMT) for high school students statewide will be held at PSU on May 14. Top students in the categories of Geometry, Algebra 2, Open 1 (through pre-calculus), Open 2 (through calculus), Team Competition receive an award. Students who want to compete must qualify through the regional mathematics tournaments or through the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). For more information visit their contest site at http://www.pdx.edu/math/2016-oimt. 02/03/2016
Dr. Panayot Vassilevski received a $330K grant from the Army Research Office titled “Space-time discretization enabling parallel-in-time simulations”. His project aims to alleviate memory demands of large space-time systems by developing novel dimension reduction and discretization techniques that can utilize existing parallel software libraries. 11/30/2015
Dr. Brittany Erickson and Co PI Jeremy E. Kozdon, in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School, were awarded funding by the NSF Division of Earth Science for their collaborative grant entitled "Collaborative Research: From Loading to Rupture - how do fault geometry and material heterogeneity affect the earthquake cycle?" This funding will support the development of a computational framework for simulating the long-term earthquake cycle on geometrically complex faults, with material heterogeneity and plastic deformation. 11/13/2015