Research

The mathematics and statistics department’s full-time faculty members are active researchers, public speakers, and leaders in professional organizations.

Stephen Clark, an accomplished mathematician and respected professor, is chair of the department. Clark has given presentations and led workshops at national and international mathematics conferences and is the author or co-author of more than 30 archived publications. He has held several visiting faculty positions including serving as visiting fellow in the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University. He has received numerous teaching awards and has served on a number of campus committees, including the Promotion and Tenure Committee, the Campus Third-Year Review Committee and the Library Committee. He is faculty advisor to the Missouri S&T Thai Students Association.

Clark is also director of the Missouri Institute For Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences. The institute promotes the development of multidisciplinary research communities engaging applied mathematicians, computational scientists and engineers in innovative research on important scientific and technological problems.

Research conducted by math department faculty members includes:

  • Algebra and discrete mathematics
  • Analysis
  • Differential and difference equations
  • Scientific computing and numerical analysis
  • Statistics
  • Topology

For more information, see the current faculty research areas.