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Message from the Chair                                                                                                                       


Thank you for visiting the web pages of our department, which is home to 30 tenure-track or tenured faculty members and 18 faculty members in non-tenure-track positions. These pages give a glimpse at some of the research, scholarship, and teaching we are engaged in. External funding through national and international sources and publications in competitive venues evidence the research excellence of our faculty.

In addition to working with our students pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree in the Mathematical Sciences, each year our department serves thousands of FAU students in Mathematics and Statistics courses for their major. Our commitment to student success is illustrated by a diverse and continually evolving portfolio of teaching methodologies we employ. This includes, e.g., traditional lecture-discussion style courses, active learning with group work and learning assistants in the classroom, a math emporium, as well as courses taught mostly or fully online.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our faculty or staff by email, phone, or in-person. If you consider joining us as a student, our faculty advisors are here to help, and members of our Math Club and of our student chapters (AMS, AWM, SIAM) can give you a first-hand impression of the opportunities waiting for you. We would be delighted to see you joining the ranks of our successful alumni working in academia, for the government, or in industry.

If you attend one of the scientific conferences  or one of the outreach events we regularly organize in Southeast Florida, please do stop by in our department. We are always curious about opportunities to connect, collaborate, and engage.

Rainer Steinwandt
(Chair & Professor, Director Center for Cryptology & Information Security)
rsteinwa@fau.edu, 561-297-3353


The Mission of the Mathematical Sciences Department

The mission of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University is to foster mathematical understanding.

We strive to provide first-rate undergraduate and graduate mathematics education to our students and to increase mathematical ability in the community at large.

We seek to advance the frontiers of mathematical knowledge by engaging in innovative research and attacking fundamental problems in mathematics.

We try to meet the needs of the local community through outreach projects, school visitation, and consultation in applications of mathematics.