From the Department Head

Ambar Sengupta

Welcome to the UConn Department of Mathematics website. Here you’ll find information about our research, our academic programs, and resources for our community, along with Department news and events.

Our Department spans all five UConn campuses and houses more than 60 faculty members and 130 graduate students across multiple academic programs. We have a broad spectrum of research activities, including in actuarial science, algebra and number theory, analysis and probability, geometry, logic and foundations, and mathematics education.

Our undergraduate program draws well over 900 majors and offers several interdisciplinary concentrations. Our graduate program offers a Ph.D. track and several master’s tracks, including professional master’s programs in applied financial mathematics and actuarial science. In recent years our Ph.D. graduates have gone on to postdoctoral research-focused positions in academia, faculty positions in higher education, and work in industry.

Our research activities are funded by several organizations, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Simons Foundation, and the Society of Actuaries. The Department has long hosted an NSF-supported REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) summer programs and, since 2018, also hosts an additional NSA-supported REU program. The Goldenson Center, located in the Department of Mathematics, has a strong program in industry-sponsored research.

The Department is also engaged in numerous outreach activities and special events aimed at the community. Some examples include Geometry Day, Number Theory Day, research workshops, and a program of Special Semesters focused on specific research areas. Beginning in 2019, the Department will also host the UConn Mathematics Distinguished Lecture Series.  Many of these activities are made possible through the generosity of individual donors and industry partners.

I hope you find this website informative. If you have any questions, or if you’re interested in getting involved with our Department, please feel free to contact us.

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Ambar Sengupta
Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics