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

The research of the department’s faculty has been supported by many external funding agencies, including the NSF (National Science Foundation), DOE (Department of Energy), NIH (National Institutes of Health), Simons Foundation, Leonard Wood Institute, and others. The faculty have also received a variety of research awards, including the Obada Prize, the Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, and many internal research awards at Missouri S&T. The faculty publish on average more than sixty papers per year in peer-reviewed academic journals; in addition, many faculty members serve in roles such as editor-in-chief, managing editor, and associate editor for a wide range of academic journals. In the past ten years, the department has hosted several research conferences, and faculty members have given hundreds of invited research presentations worldwide.

The department is also the home to the Missouri Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences. This institute promotes the development of multidisciplinary research communities engaging applied mathematicians, computational scientists, and engineers in innovative research on important scientific and technological problems. In pursuit of its mission, the institute supports research, provides educational opportunities at all levels, and serves as a resource for the state in support of high-technology industrial development.

The faculty conducts research in the following areas of mathematics:

  • Algebra, discrete mathematics, and topology
  • Analysis
  • Differential and difference equations
  • Scientific computing and numerical analysis
  • Statistics and probability

For more information, see the current faculty research areas.