Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Faculty and Student Research

Faculty Research and Scholarship

The active research by members of the Mathematics Department faculty falls into five broad categories:

Undergraduate Student Research

Undergraduate student research in the Department of Mathematics takes on several different formats. Some undergraduate students work individually with a faculty mentor; while in other cases one faculty member may be mentoring a small group of undergraduate student researchers. Examples of previous research projects are:

"Mathematics of Anamorphic Art"
  • Kimberly Rausch
  • Mentor: Dr. Alexei Kolesnikov

"The Strong Symmetric Genus Spectrum of Abelian Groups"
  • Breanna Borror, Allison Morris and Michelle Tarr
  • Mentors: Dr. Coy L. May and Dr. Jay Zimmerman

"The Mathematics of the Rubik's Cube"
  • Sara Baily and Caroline Baker
  • Mentor: Dr. Reza Sarahangi

"Locations of Domain Points for Univariate Splines"
  • Matthew Green
  • Mentor: Dr. Tatyana Sorokina

Some of the research projects result in a presentation at a professional conference and/or publications in professional journals. Examples of these are:

The Department of Mathematics supports undergraduate research in a variety of ways. The department has co-sponsored the following undergraduate research conferences:

Teams of undergraduate students work with faculty mentors on projects which involve applied mathematics and often come from business or governmental agency sponsors, with the results be published in a written and oral technical report to the sponsor. These student teams are part of our

Applied Mathematics Laboratory.

Graduate Student Research

The graduate student research requirement of the Master of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (APIM) program in the Department of Mathematics at Towson University is typical of most higher education institutions. Graduate students in the APIM program work on year-long research projects under the supervision of their faculty advisors in a variety of applied mathematics topics such as: Financial Mathematics, Statistics, Differential Equations, and Stochastic Processes. Examples of recent graduate research projects are:
"Markov Decision Process and Application to Optimal Resource Allocation"
  • Noha Aldaham
  • Advisor: Dr. Moustapha Pemy

"Queueing Systems and Telecommunication Networks"
  • Ateq Alsaadi
  • Advisor: Dr. Moustapha Pemy

"Generalized Linear Model for the Determinants of Employment Growth"
  • Carrie St. Louis
  • Advisor: Dr. Ge Han

"Duration Dependence in the Housing Market: A Study of Home Sales"
  • Ashley Webb
  • Advisor: Dr. Ge Han

Currently Towson University may only enroll mathematics graduate students into a Master of Science Degree program.

Department of Mathematics
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3091
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