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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Ph.D. Preliminary Exam

After admission to candidacy, and before submission of the Ph.D. thesis, students must pass a preliminary exam (Prelim). The Prelim can only be attempted twice and has to be completed within two years after admission to candidacy.

The purpose of the Prelim is to test the student's in-depth understanding of an area of mathematics which goes beyond any particular course. The Prelim is intended to check the student's mathematical maturity and knowledge, at a high level, in more than one area of concentration. This understanding is usually the consequence of several years of graduate studies. In particular, the exam is not intended to rehash tests given in other courses that the student took.

Prelims are individually tailored by the student's Ph.D. committee with the approval of the Departmental Graduate Committee, and the procedure to set up a preliminary exam is as follows. At least two semesters prior to the desired target date for the exam, the student's Ph.D. committee submits to the Departmental Graduate Committee a detailed plan of courses and reading material the student has completed and is planning to complete in preparation for the Prelim. The exam is conducted by the student's Ph.D. committee and one representative from the Departmental Graduate Committee.

For information contact:
Prof. Yuan Wang, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431