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.
Derek Garton, Mathematics and Statistics faculty, has received a three-year, $6,000 grant from the NSF for collaborative research in number theory. The award will support a new event titled Oregon Number Theory Days with participation from mathematicians at PSU, OSU, and UO.
Now hiring! The department seeks qualified applicants for tenure-track position in statistics (Data Science). See position description here.
Mathematics faculty Mau Nam Nguyen has been appointed to the editorial boards of two research journals Optimization Letters (published by Springer) and Optimization (published by Taylor & Francis).
Mathematics faculty Marek Elzanowski was elected corresponding member of the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Classe di Scienze, University of Messina.
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has just funded a new 3-year grant for studying discontinuous Petrov Galerkin solvers for harmonic wave propagation problems. The total budget of $649,560 is almost equally split between PSU and The University of Texas at Austin. The PSU portion of the work is directed by mathematics faculty Jay Gopalakrishnan.