Open Positions in the 
Department of
Mathematical Sciences

Tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level in the area
of algebra, starting in August 2018.

Algebra   (Position description)

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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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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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Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

The doctoral program is for students who have a strong desire to perform independent and original research in the mathematical sciences. To be accepted to the program, the applicant must have a strong record of work in mathematics.

Areas for doctoral research

Past Ph.D.'s awarded 


A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics with at least 3.0 GPA (or equivalent), three letters of recommendation documenting the applicant's prior work in mathematics focusing on preparation and suitability for success in graduate-level mathematics courses, a quantitative general GRE (revised) score of at least 157, and approval of the departmental graduate committee. In addition, it is recommended to include scores of the GRE subject test mathematics as part of the application package.

Click here for detailed application steps: application information


[1] Completion of the following courses:
MAA 5228-5229 -- Introductory Analysis 1 and 2
MAS 5311-5312 -- Introductory Abstract Algebra 1 and 2
MAS 5145 -- Linear Algebra
MAA 5105 -- Multivariable Analysis

[2] Successful completion of two qualifying examinations , chosen among algebra, analysis, and probability and statistics. The choice of areas should be guided by the student’s research interests. Qualifying examinations can only be taken within two years of admission to doctoral study.

[3] The student must form a supervisory committee of at least four members including the research advisor and at least two other members of the departmental graduate faculty.

Upon completion of [1]-[3], the student will be admitted to doctoral candidacy.

[4] Completion of a minimum of 80 credits including 6000-level (or higher) courses starting with at least four of the prefixes MAA, MAD, MAP, MAS, MHF, MTG, and STA approved by the departmental graduate committee. In addition two 6000-level courses of the same prefix must be taken in at least two of the seven prefixes.

[5] Completion of a preliminary examination covering specific areas of concentration and set by the student's supervisory committee with approval by the departmental graduate committee.

[6] Presentation and oral defense of a dissertation.

[7] Completion of all University requirements including at least 18 credits at FAU beyond the master's level.

* As with all degree programs, the authoritative source for the degree requirements is the University Catalog that was in effect for the academic year in which the student entered the University. The information on this page does not supersede the Catalog.

For information about the PHD, MS, and AMST programs contact:

Prof. Y. Wang, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431