Open Positions in the 
Department of
Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a Tenure-track
position at the Assistant Professor level
in the area of algebra, starting in
August 2018.

Algebra   (Position description)

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences 
invites applications for a Tenure-track
position at the Assistant Professor level
in the area of topological data analysis,
starting in August 2018.

Topological Data Analysis  (Position description)

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences
invites applications for five full-time,
renewable instructor positions to start in August 2018.

Instructor of Mathematics (Position description)

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Recent Funding

Studie Entwicklungsstand Quantencomputer
Study development of quantum computer

PI: Rainer Steinwandt

Funding Agency: Saarland University (GER)
German Federal Office for Information Security

Linking Within-Host and Between-Host
Infectious Disease Dynamics

PI: Necibe Tuncer

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Emerging Side-Channel Resistant and
Resource-Friendly Elliptic Curve
Algorithms and Architectures 

PI: Reza Azarderakhsh/Co-PI: Koray Karabina

Funding Agency: US Army

Recent Publications

Dr. Tim Ford, has written a new 
textbook entitles, Separable Algebra.
Due to be published on October 20, 2017,
this book presents a comprehensive
introduction to the theory of separable
algebras over commutative rings.
Azumaya algebras, the henselization of
local rings, and Galois theory are
rigorously introduced and treated.
Essential connections are drawn
between the theory of separable
algebras and Morita theory, the theory
of faithfully flat descent, cohomology,
derivations, differentials, reflexive lattices,
maximal orders, and class groups.


Subject-wise empirical likelihood

inference in partial linear models
for longitudinal data

Lianfen Qian, Suojin Wang

Computational Statistics & Data Analysis

On the Tucker Circles

Sandor Nagydobai Kiss, Paul Yiu

Forum Geometricorum

Connecting Orbits for Compact Infinite 

Dimensional Maps: Computer Assisted 
Proofs of Existence

R. de la Llave, J.D. Mireles James

SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems


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Foundation Funds

The general Mathematics Department Fund supports a variety of departmental events, including colloquia, seminars, and conferences. Funds are also used to support undergraduate and graduate student activities. To make a tax-deductible donation with a credit card, just tap here  and designate your donation to our department.

Alternatively, you can donate to one of several dedicated funds by sending a check payable to the FAU Foundation, to:

Emily Ann Cimillo
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

If you have any questions, please call or email us at 561-297-3342 or

General Mathematics Department Fund (SCI 450)

This general fund supports a variety of departmental events, including colloquia, seminars, conferences, and other meetings. Funds are also used to support undergraduate and graduate student activities, such as our honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon.

Math Days Fund (SCI 880)

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a series of interrelated events designed to increase interest in mathematics, recognize mathematical excellence and inspire local elementary, middle and high school students to pursue careers in mathematics. For more detailed information on these events, please visit our Math Days page.

Math Teachers Circle (SCI 455)

We began in Summer 2014 with a week-long session, and continue with monthly sessions. The Math Teachers' Circle allows middle school teachers to interact with FAU faculty and create a dynamic community of math educators.

Scholarship Funds:

James Brewer Scholarship Fund (SCI 960)

Jim Brewer (1942-2006) earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1968 from Florida State University and joined FAU's Mathematics department in 1985 as a full professor. He served as chair of the department for nine years, beginning in 1986. During his tenure, the department initiated its Ph.D. program and doubled the size of the faculty. He was an inspirational professor with a devotion to his students and their success that never wavered. He had the ability to connect with his students and inspire a love of learning in them. He co-authored, "Emmy Noether: A Tribute to her Life and Work," as well as several other books, including a textbook for the "Mathematics for Liberal Arts" courses offered by the department. Jim died while still on the faculty in 2006.

John M. Freeman Scholarship Fund (SCI 450)

John M. Freeman (1936-2012), known affectionately as "Jack", was a native Floridian and an Emeritus Professor at FAU. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT in 1963, and was a student of Gian-Carlo Rota in functional analysis. Jack was chair of the mathematics department when FAU admitted its first students in 1964, building the department from the ground up, and he served as chair until 1973. Jack was an early environmentalist, constantly saddened by the destruction he saw taking place around him. Although he produced important mathematical research and mentored many students, his proudest achievement was his leadership of the "I-95 Tree Rescue Project" in the early 1970s, during which a large number of native trees in the path of the highway were saved from destruction and brought to the FAU campus. Jack passed away on February 16, 2012. Please direct any donations for a scholarship in his honor to: FAU Foundation, SCI 450 with a note referencing the Jack Freeman Scholarship.

Julio Bastida Endowed Scholarship Fund (SCI 815)

Julio Bastida (1938-2001) earned his Ph.D. in 1963 from the University of Georgia and joined the Department in 1968. A highly cultured individual, fluent in six languages and with a deep appreciation for the finer things in life, he soon became one of the most popular instructors at FAU. He inspired loyalty among the many graduate students that had him as an advisor and directed the majority of the Department's early Master's theses, including the first. His area of expertise was algebra but he was enthusiastic about all areas of pure mathematics. He is the author of the excellent "Field Extensions and Galois Theory," published by Addison Wesley in their "Encyclopedia of Mathematics" series. His large collection of books, donated to FAU by his widow, became the seed of our departmental library.