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Learn more about the 2024's Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium will be hosted by **University of Iowa, April 20-21**!

Visit us at **www.ustars.org** to apply and for more information about current and past USTARS events.

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The Office of Faculty Diversity and Retention at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, is now accepting applications for the **Excite the Dream Program** that will take place in-person on January 24 through January 25, 2024.

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The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Intern (Cyber Security) in the Cyber Security section of the Enterprise Technology Services Division (ETS).

*This Job Announcement will remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received* __.__

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**More Undergraduate and Graduate Student Opportunities**

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A Ph.D. student must pass two of the three qualifying exams, before becoming a Ph.D. candidate.

**Upcoming Qualifying Exam Schedule for Spring 2024
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Analysis: Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Probability/Statistics: Thursday, January 4, 2024, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Algebra: Friday, January 5, 2024, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

All the exams will be in-person format. The location is in SE 215

**Algebra Exam:** group theory, Sylow theorems, the structure of finitely generated abelian groups, ring theory, Euclidean rings, UFDs, polynomial rings, vector spaces, modules, linear transformations, eigenvalues, minimal polynomials, matrices of linear transformations, Galois theory, and finite fields.

**Analysis Exam: **the real numbers, metric space topology, uniform convergence, Arzela-Ascoli Theorem, differentiation and Riemann integration of single-variable functions, power series, Stone-Weierstrass Theorem, measure theory, Lebesgue integral, convergence theorems for the Lebesgue integral, absolute continuity, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

**Probability & Statistics Exam**: Advanced topics in Probability and Statistics: Borel-Cantelli lemma, normal and Poisson distributions, Chi-square and exponential distributions, t and F distributions, Markov and Chebyshev inequalities, convergence in distribution, in probability and almost surely, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, delta method, Slutsky lemma, LSE, MLE, BLUE, sufficient statistics, Cramer-Rao inequality, Fisher information matrix, hypothesis tests via likelihood ratio test and Bayes test.

The** Probability & Statistics Exam** will be divided into two parts. Total 3 hours.

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Part 1
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**(Elementary part).** This part consists of 5 elementary Probability and Stat questions. These will be the same (or very similar) questions that are given for Actuarial Exam. Students are expected to successfully complete at least 80% of these problems.

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Part 2
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**(Challenging part).** This part consists of 5 advanced problems from Probability Theory and Math Stat classes, including 2-3 proof problems from the
predetermined list
of about 20 basic well known facts in Probability and Statistics with fairly simple proofs (less than a page). Students are expected to successfully complete at least 70% of these problems.

**Note: **the syllabus in any particular section of the Introductory Abstract Algebra, Introductory Analysis, and Mathematical Probability/Statistics courses might differ slightly from the subject material listed above.

**References:**

*Topics in Algebra*, 2nd ed., by Herstein, Chapters 2-5, 6.1-6.3, and 7.

*Algebra*, 3rd ed., by Lang, Chapters 1-6.

*Abstract Algebra*, 3rd ed., by Dummit and Foote, Chapters 1-5, 7-9, and 13-14, excluding 9.6 and 14.9.

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Introduction to Analysis*, by Maxwell Rosenlicht, Chapters 2-7.

*A Probability Path* by Resnick

*Probability theory* by Shiryaev

*Measure Theory and Probability Theory* by Athreya and Lahiri

*Mathematical Statistics* by Bickel and Doksum

*Statistical Inference* by Casella

**For more information contact**

Prof. Hongwei Long, Graduate Director

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades RD

Boca Raton, FL 33431

email: mathgraduate@fau.edu