# Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

Phone: 216.368.2880; Fax: 216.368.5163

Weihong Guo, Department Chair

weihong.guo@case.edu

The Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics at Case Western Reserve University is an active center for mathematical and statistical research. Faculty members conduct research in algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, convexity, dynamical systems, geometry, imaging, inverse problems, life sciences applications, mathematical biology, modeling, numerical analysis, probability, scientific computing, statistics, stochastic systems, and other areas.

The department offers a variety of programs leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional and applied mathematics and statistics. Undergraduate degrees are Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics, and Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in statistics. Graduate degrees are Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Integrated BS/MS programs allow a student to earn a Bachelor of Science in either mathematics or applied mathematics and a Master of Science in this department or another department in five years; there is a similar integrated bachelor's/master's degree program in statistics. The department, in cooperation with the Teacher Licensure Program, offers a course of study for individuals interested in pre-college teaching. Together with the Department of Physics, it offers a specialized joint Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics.

Mathematics plays a central role in the physical, biological, economic, and social sciences. Because of this, individuals with degrees in mathematics enjoy excellent employment prospects and career opportunities. A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or applied mathematics provides a strong background for graduate school in many areas (including computer science, medicine, and law, in addition to mathematics and science) or for a position in the private sector. A master’s degree in mathematics or applied mathematics, or an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics combined with a master’s in a different area, is an excellent basis for private-sector employment in a technical field. A PhD degree is usually necessary for college teaching and research.

Statistics links mathematics to other disciplines in order to understand uncertainty and probability, both in the abstract and in the context of actual applications to science, medicine, actuarial science, social science, management science, business, engineering, and contemporary life. As technology brings advances, the statistical theory and methodology required to do them justice becomes more challenging: higher-dimensional, dynamic, or computer-intensive. The field of statistics is rapidly expanding to meet the three facets of these challenges: the underlying mathematical theory, data analysis, and modeling methodology, and interdisciplinary collaborations and new fields of application.

Students in the department, both undergraduate and graduate, have opportunities to interact personally with faculty and other students, participate in research, and engage in other activities. In addition, undergraduates can obtain teaching experience through the department’s supplemental instruction program.

## Department Faculty

Weihong Guo, PhD

(University of Florida)*Professor and Chair*

http://casfaculty.case.edu/weihong-guo/

Imaging and inverse problems; numerical analysis and scientific computing

Anuj Abhishek, PhD

(Tufts University)*Assistant Professor*

Imaging and Inverse Problems, Microlocal Analysis, and Integral Geometry

Sakshi Arya, PhD

(The University of Minnesota)*Assistant Professor*

Sequential decision making, nonparametric estimation, statistical learning theory

Eva Belmont, PhD

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)*Assistant Professor*

Algebraic topology; homotopy theory

Jenny Brynjarsdóttir, PhD

(The Ohio State University)*Associate Professor*

Bayesian statistics; spatial statistics; uncertainty quantification

Christopher Butler, MS

(Case Western Reserve University)*Senior Instructor and Theodore M. Focke Professorial Fellow*

Teaching of mathematics

Daniela Calvetti, PhD

(University of North Carolina)*James Wood Williamson Professor*

Imaging and inverse problems; numerical analysis and scientific computing; uncertainty quantification

Teresa Contenza, PhD

(University of Kentucky)*Instructor*

Julia Dobrosotskaya, PhD

(University of California, Los Angeles)*Associate Professor*

Analysis and applied analysis; imaging and inverse problems; numerical analysis and scientific computing

David Gurarie, PhD

(Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)*Professor*

Continuum and fluid mechanics; dynamical systems; life sciences and biomedical research

Nick Gurski, PhD

(University of Chicago)*Associate Professor*

Algebra; category theory, algebraic topology

Mary Ann Horn, PhD

(University of Virginia)*Professor*

Analysis and applied analysis; control theory; dynamical systems; life sciences/biomedical research

Steven H. Izen, PhD

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)*Professor*

Imaging and inverse problems; numerical analysis and scientific computing

Joel Langer, PhD

(University of California, Santa Cruz)*Professor and Theodore M. Focke Professorial Fellow*

Convex and differential geometry

Mark Meckes, PhD

(Case Western Reserve University)*Professor*

High dimensional phenomena, random matrix theory, geometry of metric spaces

Anirban Mondal, PhD

(Texas A&M University)*Associate Professor*

Bayesian statistics; spatial statistics; uncertainty quantification

Elizabeth Sell, PhD

(University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)*Instructor*

David A. Singer, PhD

(University of Pennsylvania)*Professor*

Differential and Algebraic Geometry, Dynamical Systems, Variational Problems

Abdul-Nasah Soale, PhD

(Temple University)*Assistant Professor*

Sufficient dimension reduction; causal inference; and network analysis

Erkki Somersalo, PhD

(University of Helsinki)*Professor*

Imaging and inverse problems; life sciences and biomedical research; uncertainty quantification

Wanda Strychalski, PhD

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)*Associate Professor*

Life sciences and biomedical research; continuum and fluid mechanics; numerical analysis and scientific computing

Stanislaw J. Szarek, PhD

(Mathematical Institute, Polish Academy of Science)*Kerr Professor of Mathematics*

Analysis and applied analysis; convex and differential geometry; mathematical physics

Peter Thomas, PhD

(University of Chicago)*Professor*

http://www.case.edu/artsci/math/thomas/thomas.html

Mathematical biology; computational neuroscience; applications of dynamical systems, stochastic processes, information and control theory in the life sciences

Elisabeth Werner, PhD

(Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI)*Professor*

Analysis and applied analysis; convex and differential geometry; probability and stochastic processes

Patricia Williamson, PhD

(Bowling Green State University)*Senior Instructor*

Bayesian statistics

Longhua Zhao, PhD

(University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)*Associate Professor*

Continuum and fluid mechanics; life sciences and biomedical research; numerical analysis and scientific computing

## Lecturers

Ulises Fidalgo*Full-time Lecturer*

Paula Fitzgibbon*Full-time Lecturer*

Pup Horst *Full-time Lecturer*

Justin Jenkinson *Full-time Lecturer*

Mykhailo Kuian*Full-time Lecturer*

Marco Roque-Sol *Full-time Lecturer*

Brad Simonelli*Part-time lecturer*

Danhong Song*Full-time Lecturer*

Long Tran*Full-time Lecturer*

## Secondary Faculty

Colin McLarty, PhD

(Case Western Reserve University)*Truman P. Handy Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy*

http://www.case.edu/artsci/phil/mclarty.html

Logic; philosophy of mathematics, history of mathematics

## Adjunct Faculty

Carsten Schütt, PhD

(Christian-Albrecht Universität, Kiel)*Adjunct Professor*

Convex geometry; Banach space theory; functional analysis

## Emeritus Faculty

Alejandro de Acosta

(University of California, Berkeley)*Professor Emeritus*

Michael Hurley

(Northwestern University)*Professor Emeritus*

Dong Hoon Lee

(Tulane University)*Professor Emeritus*

Marshall Leitman

(Brown University)*Professor Emeritus*

Arthur Obrock

(Washington University)*Associate Professor Emeritus*

Joseph Sedransk

(Harvard University)*Professor Emeritus*

## MATH (Mathematics)

**MATH 120. Elementary Functions and Analytic Geometry. 3 Units.**

Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions (emphasis on computation, graphing, and location of roots) straight lines and conic sections. Primarily a precalculus course for the student without a good background in trigonometric functions and graphing and/or analytic geometry. Prereq: Three years of high school mathematics. Prereq: No previous credit for MATH 121 or MATH 125.

**MATH 121. Calculus for Science and Engineering I. 4 Units.**

Functions, analytic geometry of lines and polynomials, limits, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions. Definite integral, antiderivatives, fundamental theorem of calculus, change of variables. Recommended preparation: Three and one half years of high school mathematics. Credit for at most one of MATH 121, MATH 123 and MATH 125 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Counts as a CAS Quantitative Reasoning course. Counts as a Quantitative Reasoning course. Prereq: MATH 120 or a score of 30 on the mathematics diagnostic test or exempt from the mathematics diagnostic test.

**MATH 122. Calculus for Science and Engineering II. 4 Units.**

Continuation of MATH 121. Exponentials and logarithms, growth and decay, inverse trigonometric functions, related rates, basic techniques of integration, area and volume, polar coordinates, parametric equations. Taylor polynomials and Taylor's theorem. Credit for at most one of MATH 122, MATH 124, and MATH 126 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 121, MATH 123 or MATH 126.

**MATH 124. Calculus II. 4 Units.**

Review of differentiation. Techniques of integration, and applications of the definite integral. Parametric equations and polar coordinates. Taylor's theorem. Sequences, series, power series. Complex arithmetic. Introduction to multivariable calculus. Credit for at most one of MATH 122, MATH 124, and MATH 126 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 121 and placement by department.

**MATH 125. Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I. 4 Units.**

Discrete and continuous probability; differential and integral calculus of one variable; graphing, related rates, maxima and minima. Integration techniques, numerical methods, volumes, areas. Applications to the physical, life, and social sciences. Students planning to take more than two semesters of introductory mathematics should take MATH 121. Recommended preparation: Three and one half years of high school mathematics. Credit for at most one of MATH 121, MATH 123, and MATH 125 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Counts as a CAS Quantitative Reasoning course. Counts as a Quantitative Reasoning course. Prereq: MATH 120 or a score of 30 on the mathematics diagnostic test or exempt from the mathematics diagnostic test.

**MATH 126. Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II. 4 Units.**

Continuation of MATH 125 covering differential equations, multivariable calculus, discrete methods. Partial derivatives, maxima and minima for functions of two variables, linear regression. Differential equations; first and second order equations, systems, Taylor series methods; Newton's method; difference equations. Credit for at most one of MATH 122, MATH 124, and MATH 126 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 121, MATH 123 or MATH 125.

**MATH 201. Introduction to Linear Algebra for Applications. 3 Units.**

Matrix operations, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, subspaces, bases and linear independence, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of matrices, linear transformations, determinants. Less theoretical than MATH 307. Appropriate for majors in science, engineering, economics. Prereq: MATH 122, MATH 124 or MATH 126.

**MATH 223. Calculus for Science and Engineering III. 3 Units.**

Introduction to vector algebra; lines and planes. Functions of several variables: partial derivatives, gradients, chain rule, directional derivative, maxima/minima. Multiple integrals, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Derivatives of vector valued functions, velocity and acceleration. Vector fields, line integrals, Green's theorem. Credit for at most one of MATH 223 and MATH 227 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 124.

**MATH 224. Elementary Differential Equations. 3 Units.**

A first course in ordinary differential equations. First order equations and applications, linear equations with constant coefficients, linear systems, Laplace transforms, numerical methods of solution. Credit for at most one of MATH 224 and MATH 228 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 223 or MATH 227.

**MATH 227. Calculus III. 3 Units.**

Vector algebra and geometry. Linear maps and matrices. Calculus of vector valued functions. Derivatives of functions of several variables. Multiple integrals. Vector fields and line integrals. Credit for at most one of MATH 223 and MATH 227 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 124 and placement by the department.

**MATH 228. Differential Equations. 3 Units.**

Elementary ordinary differential equations: first order equations; linear systems; applications; numerical methods of solution. Credit for at most one of MATH 224 and MATH 228 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 227 or placement by the department.

**MATH 301. Undergraduate Reading Course. 1 - 3 Units.**

Students must obtain the approval of a supervising professor before registration. More than one credit hour must be approved by the undergraduate committee of the department.

**MATH 302. Departmental Seminar. 3 Units.**

A seminar devoted to understanding the formulation and solution of mathematical problems. SAGES Department Seminar. Students will investigate, from different possible viewpoints, via case studies, how mathematics advances as a discipline--what mathematicians do. The course will largely be in a seminar format. There will be two assignments involving writing in the style of the discipline. Enrollment by permission (limited to majors depending on demand). Counts as a SAGES Departmental Seminar course.

**MATH 303. Elementary Number Theory. 3 Units.**

Primes and divisibility, theory of congruencies, and number theoretic functions. Diophantine equations, quadratic residue theory, and other topics determined by student interest. Emphasis on problem solving (formulating conjectures and justifying them). Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 124.

**MATH 304. Discrete Mathematics. 3 Units.**

A general introduction to basic mathematical terminology and the techniques of abstract mathematics in the context of discrete mathematics. Topics introduced are mathematical reasoning, Boolean connectives, deduction, mathematical induction, sets, functions and relations, algorithms, graphs, combinatorial reasoning. Offered as CSDS 302, ECSE 302 and MATH 304. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 124 or MATH 126.

**MATH 305. Introduction to Advanced Mathematics. 3 Units.**

A course on the theory and practice of writing, and reading mathematics. Main topics are logic and the language of mathematics, proof techniques, set theory, and functions. Additional topics may include introductions to number theory, group theory, topology, or other areas of advanced mathematics. Prereq: MATH 122, MATH 124 or MATH 126.

**MATH 307. Linear Algebra. 3 Units.**

A course in linear algebra that studies the fundamentals of vector spaces, inner product spaces, and linear transformations on an axiomatic basis. Topics include: solutions of linear systems, matrix algebra over the real and complex numbers, linear independence, bases and dimension, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, singular value decomposition, and determinants. Other topics may include least squares, general inner product and normed spaces, orthogonal projections, finite dimensional spectral theorem. This course is required of all students majoring in mathematics and applied mathematics. More theoretical than MATH 201. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 124.

**MATH 308. Introduction to Abstract Algebra. 3 Units.**

A first course in abstract algebra, studied on an axiomatic basis. The major algebraic structures studied are groups, rings and fields. Topics include homomorphisms and quotient structures. This course is required of all students majoring in mathematics. It is helpful, but not necessary, for a student to have taken MATH 307 before MATH 308. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 124.

**MATH 309. Sets, Logic, and Categories. 3 Units.**

An introduction to three different perspectives on foundations of mathematics. Topics include naive set theory, axiomatic set theory, propositional logic, formal proofs, categories and universality, elementary theory of the category of sets. Counts as a Disciplinary Communication course. Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 228.

**MATH 319. Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes for Biology. 3 Units.**

Applications of probability and stochastic processes to biological systems. Mathematical topics will include: introduction to discrete and continuous probability spaces (including numerical generation of pseudo random samples from specified probability distributions), Markov processes in discrete and continuous time with discrete and continuous sample spaces, point processes including homogeneous and inhomogeneous Poisson processes and Markov chains on graphs, and diffusion processes including Brownian motion and the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. Biological topics will be determined by the interests of the students and the instructor. Likely topics include: stochastic ion channels, molecular motors and stochastic ratchets, actin and tubulin polymerization, random walk models for neural spike trains, bacterial chemotaxis, signaling and genetic regulatory networks, and stochastic predator-prey dynamics. The emphasis will be on practical simulation and analysis of stochastic phenomena in biological systems. Numerical methods will be developed using a combination of MATLAB, the R statistical package, MCell, and/or URDME, at the discretion of the instructor. Student projects will comprise a major part of the course. Offered as BIOL 319, ECSE 319, MATH 319, SYBB 319, BIOL 419, EBME 419, MATH 419, PHOL 419, and SYBB 419. Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 223 and BIOL 300 or BIOL 306 and MATH 201 or MATH 307 or consent of instructor.

**MATH 321. Fundamentals of Analysis I. 3 Units.**

Abstract mathematical reasoning in the context of analysis in Euclidean space. Introduction to formal reasoning, sets and functions, and the number systems. Sequences and series; Cauchy sequences and convergence. Required for all mathematics majors. Additional work required for graduate students. (May not be taken for graduate credit by graduate students in the Department of Mathematics.) Offered as MATH 321 and MATH 421. Prereq: MATH 223 or MATH 227.

**MATH 322. Fundamentals of Analysis II. 3 Units.**

Continuation of MATH 321. Point-set topology in metric spaces with attention to n-dimensional space; completeness, compactness, connectedness, and continuity of functions. Topics in sequences, series of functions, uniform convergence, Fourier series and polynomial approximation. Theoretical development of differentiation and Riemann integration. Required for all mathematics majors. Additional work required for graduate students. (May not be taken for graduate credit by graduate students in the Department of Mathematics.) Offered as MATH 322 and MATH 422. Prereq: MATH 321.

**MATH 324. Introduction to Complex Analysis. 3 Units.**

Properties, singularities, and representations of analytic functions, complex integration. Cauchy's theorems, series residues, conformal mapping and analytic continuation. Riemann surfaces. Relevance to the theory of physical problems. Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 228.

**MATH 327. Convexity and Optimization. 3 Units.**

Introduction to the theory of convex sets and functions and to the extremes in problems in areas of mathematics where convexity plays a role. Among the topics discussed are basic properties of convex sets (extreme points, facial structure of polytopes), separation theorems, duality and polars, properties of convex functions, minima and maxima of convex functions over convex set, various optimization problems. Offered as MATH 327, MATH 427, and OPRE 427. Prereq: MATH 223 or MATH 227.

**MATH 330. Introduction to Scientific Computing. 3 Units.**

An introductory survey to Scientific Computing from principles to applications. Topics which will be covered in the course include: solution of linear systems and least squares, approximation and interpolation, solution of nonlinear systems, numerical integration and differentiation, and numerical solution of differential equations. Projects where the numerical methods are used to solve problems from various application areas will be assigned throughout the semester. Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 228. Coreq: MATH 201 or MATH 307.

**MATH 332. Equations that Changed the World. 3 Units.**

This course will introduce students to some of the fundamental equations that changed the worlds. One equation a week, the students will investigate the mathematics behind some of the most influential equations or ideas, e.g., the Fourier Transform, Maxwell's equations, Schrödinger's equation and the wave equation. Students will research the scientific and social climate in which the equations emerged, and report the impact that the equations have had on the way we see the world and live our lives today. The class will alternate between lectures, where the instructor introduce the mathematical background needed to state and understand for the equation, and presentations, in which the students will present the results of their investigations. The students will be required to write a term paper related to a particular equation and to give a final presentation. The grading will address both the mathematical maturity of the students and the organization and presentation of the paper. Counts as a SAGES Departmental Seminar course. Prereq: (MATH 223 or MATH 227) and (MATH 224 or 228).

**MATH 333. Mathematics and Brain. 3 Units.**

This course is intended for upper level undergraduate students in Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biology or Neuroscience who have an interest in quantitative investigation of the brain and its functions. Students will be introduced to a variety of mathematical techniques needed to model and simulate different brain functions, and to analyze the results of the simulations and of available measured data. The mathematical exposition will be followed--when appropriate--by the corresponding implementation in Matlab. The course will cover some basic topics in the mathematical aspects of differential equations, electromagnetism, Inverse problems and imaging related to brain functions. Validation and falsification of the mathematical models in the light of available experimental data will be addressed. This course will be a first step towards organizing the different brain investigative modalities within a unified mathematical framework. Lectures will include a discussion portion. A final presentation and written report are part of the course requirements. Counts as a SAGES Departmental Seminar course. Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 228.

**MATH 338. Introduction to Dynamical Systems. 3 Units.**

Nonlinear discrete dynamical systems in one and two dimensions. Chaotic dynamics, elementary bifurcation theory, hyperbolicity, symbolic dynamics, structural stability, stable manifold theory. Prereq: MATH 223 or MATH 227.

**MATH 343. Theoretical Computer Science. 3 Units.**

Introduction to different classes of automata and their correspondence to different classes of formal languages and grammars, computability, complexity and various proof techniques. Offered as CSDS 343 and MATH 343. Prereq: MATH 304 and CSDS 310.

**MATH 351. Senior Project for the Mathematics and Physics Program. 2 Units.**

A two-semester course (2 credits per semester) in the joint B.S. in Mathematics and Physics program. Project based on numerical and/or theoretical research under the supervision of a mathematics faculty member, possibly jointly with a faculty member from physics. Study of the techniques utilized in a specific research area and of recent literature associated with the project. Work leading to meaningful results which are to be presented as a term paper and an oral report at the end of the second semester. Supervising faculty will review progress with the student on a regular basis, including detailed progress reports made twice each semester, to ensure successful completion of the work. Counts as a SAGES Senior Capstone course.

**MATH 352. Mathematics Capstone. 3 Units.**

Mathematics Capstone Project. Students pursue theoretical, experimental, or teaching research under the supervision of a Capstone Advisor--ordinarily a member of the MAMS Department faculty. Results and conclusions of the project are summarized in written form and in a public presentation, e.g., in the annual MAMS Capstone Symposium, or in the CWRU Intersections Symposium and Poster Sessions. In order to register, a student must first obtain the consent of a Capstone Advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to begin well in advance of registration to initiate discussions with a potential Capstone Advisor. Before granting approval, an advisor may require a Capstone Proposal outlining the goals, expected background, methodology and time frame of the project. The determination as to whether the expectations for the Capstone Project and for the SAGES Capstone Requirement have been met are the sole responsibility of the Capstone Advisor. Counts as a SAGES Senior Capstone course.

**MATH 357. Mathematical Modeling Across the Sciences. 3 Units.**

A three credit course on mathematical modeling as it applies to the origins sciences. Students gain practical experience in a wide range of techniques for modeling research questions in cosmology and astrophysics, integrative evolutionary biology (including physical anthropology, ecology, paleontology, and evolutionary cognitive science), and planetary science and astrobiology. Offered as ORIG 301, ORIG 401 and MATH 357. Prereq: ORIG 201, ORIG 202, BIOL 225, MATH 122, CHEM 106 and (PHYS 122 or PHYS 124).

**MATH 361. Introduction to Topology. 3 Units.**

Metric spaces, topological spaces, and continuous functions. Compactness, connectedness, path connectedness. Topological manifolds; topological groups. Polyhedra, simplical complexes. Fundamental groups. Offered as MATH 361 and MATH 461. Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 228.

**MATH 363. Knot Theory. 3 Units.**

An introduction to the mathematical theory of knots and links, with emphasis on the modern combinatorial methods. Reidemeister moves on link projections, ambient and regular isotopies, linking number tricolorability, rational tangles, braids, torus knots, seifert surfaces and genus, the knot polynomials (bracket, X, Jones, Alexander, HOMFLY), crossing numbers of alternating knots and amphicheirality. Connections to theoretical physics, molecular biology, and other scientific applications will be pursued in term projects, as appropriate to the background and interests of the students. Prereq: MATH 223 or MATH 227.

**MATH 364. Geometry I. 3 Units.**

An introduction to the various two-dimensional geometries, including Euclidean, spherical, hyperbolic, projective, and affine. The course will examine the axiomatic basis of geometry, with an emphasis on transformations. Topics include the parallel postulate and its alternatives, isometrics and transformation groups, tilings, the hyperbolic plane and its models, spherical geometry, affine and projective transformations, and other topics. We will examine the role of complex and hypercomplex numbers in the algebraic representation of transformations. The course is self-contained. Counts as a SAGES Departmental Seminar course. Prereq: MATH 224.

**MATH 365. Introduction To Algebraic Geometry. 3 Units.**

This is a first introduction to algebraic geometry--the study of solutions of polynomial equations-- for advanced undergraduate students. Recent applications of this large and important area include number theory, combinatorics, theoretical physics, robotics, cryptology and coding theory. The contents of the course may vary from one semester to another, and may include, for example: the classical theory of algebraic curves in the setting of affine and projective planes over the real or complex fields; affine and projective equivalence; invariants; tangents; singularities; intersection multiplicities; resultants and Bezout's Theorem; linear systems; rational curves; flexes and group structure on a cubic. Prereq: MATH 307 and Coreq: MATH 308.

**MATH 376. Mathematical Analysis of Biological Models. 3 Units.**

This course focuses on the mathematical methods used to analyze biological models, with examples drawn largely from ecology but also from epidemiology, developmental biology, and other areas. Mathematical topics include equilibrium and stability in discrete and continuous time, some aspects of transient dynamics, and reaction-diffusion equations (steady state, diffusive instabilities, and traveling waves). Biological topics include several "classic" models, such as the Lotka-Volterra model, the Ricker model, and Michaelis-Menten/type II/saturating responses. The emphasis is on approximations that lead to analytic solutions, not numerical analysis. An important aspect of this course is translating between verbal and mathematical descriptions: the goal is not just to solve mathematical problems but to extract biological meaning from the answers we find. Offered as BIOL 306 and MATH 376. Prereq: BIOL 300 or MATH 224 or consent of instructor.

**MATH 378. Computational Neuroscience. 3 Units.**

Computer simulations and mathematical analysis of neurons and neural circuits, and the computational properties of nervous systems. Students are taught a range of models for neurons and neural circuits, and are asked to implement and explore the computational and dynamic properties of these models. The course introduces students to dynamical systems theory for the analysis of neurons and neural learning, models of brain systems, and their relationship to artificial and neural networks. Term project required. Students enrolled in MATH 478 will make arrangements with the instructor to attend additional lectures and complete additional assignments addressing mathematical topics related to the course. Recommended preparation: MATH 223 and MATH 224 or BIOL 300 and BIOL 306. Offered as BIOL 378, COGS 378, MATH 378, BIOL 478, CSDS 478, EBME 478, ECSE 478, MATH 478 and NEUR 478.

**MATH 380. Introduction to Probability. 3 Units.**

Combinatorial analysis. Permutations and combinations. Axioms of probability. Sample space and events. Equally likely outcomes. Conditional probability. Bayes' formula. Independent events and trials. Discrete random variables, probability mass functions. Expected value, variance. Bernoulli, binomial, Poisson, geometric, negative binomial random variables. Continuous random variables, density functions. Expected value and variance. Uniform, normal, exponential, Gamma random variables. The De Moivre-Laplace limit theorem. Joint probability mass functions and densities. Independent random variables and the distribution of their sums. Covariance. Conditional expectations and distributions (discrete case). Moment generating functions. Law of large numbers. Central limit theorem. Additional topics (time permitting): the Poisson process, finite state space Markov chains, entropy. Prereq: MATH 223 or MATH 227.

**MATH 382. High Dimensional Probability. 3 Units.**

Behavior of random vectors, random matrices, and random projections in high dimensional spaces, with a view toward applications to data sciences. Topics include tail inequalities for sums of independent random variables, norms of random matrices, concentration of measure, and bounds for random processes. Applications may include structure of random graphs, community detection, covariance estimation and clustering, randomized dimension reduction, empirical processes, statistical learning, and sparse recovery problems. Additional work is required for graduate students. Offered as MATH 382, MATH 482, STAT 382 and STAT 482. Prereq: MATH 307 and (MATH 380 or STAT 345 or STAT 445).

**MATH 386. Quantum Computing, Information, and Devices. 3 Units.**

An introduction to the math, physics, engineering, and computer science underlying the rapidly emerging fields of quantum computing, quantum information, and quantum devices. The course is taught by a group of faculty from physics, engineering, computer science, and math, and is geared towards students with diverse backgrounds and interests in these fields. Students will select a concentration in one of these four areas, and the coursework, while still covering all topics, will be adjusted to focus on the selected area in the most detail. Note that the listed prerequisites depend on choice of concentration. Topics will include: 1. (Mathematics) Introduction to linear algebra, convex geometry, fundamental theory of quantum information. 2. (Physics) Introduction to the quantum mechanics of two-level systems (qubits). Survey of physics and materials for qubit technologies. 3. (Computer Science) Basic quantum gates and circuits, introduction to the theory of algorithms, survey of quantum algorithms. 4. (Engineering) Quantum architectures, mapping algorithms onto circuits. The course consists of lectures, homework, and group projects. Group projects will aim to synthesize the diverse backgrounds of the students and instructors to capture the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Students taking the course for graduate credit will complete an additional literature research project and presentation, in addition to enhanced problem sets. Offered as CSDS 386, CSDS 486, ECSE 386, ECSE 486, MATH 386, MATH 486, PHYS 386, and PHYS 486. Prereq: (MATH 223 or MATH 227) and (MATH 224 or MATH 228) and (MATH 201 or MATH 307) and (PHYS 122 or PHYS 124) and PHYS 221.

**MATH 394. Introduction to Information Theory. 3 Units.**

This course is intended as an introduction to information and coding theory with emphasis on the mathematical aspects. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science and electrical engineering. Course content: Information measures-entropy, relative entropy, mutual information, and their properties. Typical sets and sequences, asymptotic equipartition property, data compression. Channel coding and capacity: channel coding theorem. Differential entropy, Gaussian channel, Shannon-Nyquist theorem. Information theory inequalities (400 level). Additional topics, which may include compressed sensing and elements of quantum information theory. Recommended preparation: MATH 201 or MATH 307. Offered as MATH 394, CSDS 394, ECSE 394, MATH 494, CSDS 494 and ECSE 494. Prereq: MATH 223 and MATH 380 or requisites not met permission.

**MATH 401. Abstract Algebra I. 3 Units.**

Basic properties of groups, rings, modules and fields. Isomorphism theorems for groups; Sylow theorem; nilpotency and solvability of groups; Jordan-Holder theorem; Gauss lemma and Eisenstein's criterion; finitely generated modules over principal ideal domains with applications to abelian groups and canonical forms for matrices; categories and functors; tensor product of modules, bilinear and quadratic forms; field extensions; fundamental theorem of Galois theory, solving equations by radicals. Prereq: MATH 308.

**MATH 405. Advanced Matrix Analysis. 3 Units.**

An advanced course in linear algebra and matrix theory. Topics include variational characterizations of eigenvalues of Hermitian matrices, matrix and vector norms, characterizations of positive definite matrices, singular value decomposition and applications, perturbation of eigenvalues. This course is more theoretical than MATH 431, which emphasizes computational aspects of linear algebra Prereq: MATH 307.

**MATH 406. Mathematical Logic and Model Theory. 3 Units.**

Propositional calculus and quantification theory; consistency and completeness theorems; Gödel incompleteness results and their philosophical significance; introduction to basic concepts of model theory; problems of formulation of arguments in philosophy and the sciences. Offered as PHIL 306, MATH 406 and PHIL 406.

**MATH 408. Introduction to Cryptology. 3 Units.**

Introduction to the mathematical theory of secure communication. Topics include: classical cryptographic systems; one-way and trapdoor functions; RSA, DSA, and other public key systems; Primality and Factorization algorithms; birthday problem and other attack methods; elliptic curve cryptosystems; introduction to complexity theory; other topics as time permits. Recommended preparation: MATH 303.

**MATH 413. Graph Theory. 3 Units.**

Building blocks of a graph, trees, connectivity, matchings, coverings, planarity, NP-complete problems, random graphs, and expander graphs; various applications and algorithms. Prereq: MATH 201 or MATH 307.

**MATH 419. Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes for Biology. 3 Units.**

Applications of probability and stochastic processes to biological systems. Mathematical topics will include: introduction to discrete and continuous probability spaces (including numerical generation of pseudo random samples from specified probability distributions), Markov processes in discrete and continuous time with discrete and continuous sample spaces, point processes including homogeneous and inhomogeneous Poisson processes and Markov chains on graphs, and diffusion processes including Brownian motion and the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. Biological topics will be determined by the interests of the students and the instructor. Likely topics include: stochastic ion channels, molecular motors and stochastic ratchets, actin and tubulin polymerization, random walk models for neural spike trains, bacterial chemotaxis, signaling and genetic regulatory networks, and stochastic predator-prey dynamics. The emphasis will be on practical simulation and analysis of stochastic phenomena in biological systems. Numerical methods will be developed using a combination of MATLAB, the R statistical package, MCell, and/or URDME, at the discretion of the instructor. Student projects will comprise a major part of the course. Offered as BIOL 319, ECSE 319, MATH 319, SYBB 319, BIOL 419, EBME 419, MATH 419, PHOL 419, and SYBB 419.

**MATH 421. Fundamentals of Analysis I. 3 Units.**

Abstract mathematical reasoning in the context of analysis in Euclidean space. Introduction to formal reasoning, sets and functions, and the number systems. Sequences and series; Cauchy sequences and convergence. Required for all mathematics majors. Additional work required for graduate students. (May not be taken for graduate credit by graduate students in the Department of Mathematics.) Offered as MATH 321 and MATH 421.

**MATH 422. Fundamentals of Analysis II. 3 Units.**

Continuation of MATH 321. Point-set topology in metric spaces with attention to n-dimensional space; completeness, compactness, connectedness, and continuity of functions. Topics in sequences, series of functions, uniform convergence, Fourier series and polynomial approximation. Theoretical development of differentiation and Riemann integration. Required for all mathematics majors. Additional work required for graduate students. (May not be taken for graduate credit by graduate students in the Department of Mathematics.) Offered as MATH 322 and MATH 422. Prereq: MATH 321 or MATH 421.

**MATH 423. Introduction to Real Analysis I. 3 Units.**

General theory of measure and integration. Measures and outer measures. Lebesgue measure on n-space. Integration. Convergence theorems. Product measures and Fubini's theorem. Signed measures. Hahn-Jordan decomposition, Radon-Nikodym theorem, and Lebesgue decomposition. SpaceP-integrable function. Lebesgue differentiation theorem in n-space. Prereq: MATH 322 or MATH 422.

**MATH 424. Introduction to Real Analysis II. 3 Units.**

Measures on locally compact spaces. Riesz representation theorem. Elements of functional analysis. Normed linear spaces. Hahn-Banach, Banach-Steinhaus, open mapping, closed graph theorems. Weak topologies. Banach-Alaoglu theorem. Function spaces. Stone-Weierstrass and Ascoli theorems. Basic Hilbert space theory. Application to Fourier series. Additional topics: Haar measure on locally compact groups. Prereq: MATH 423.

**MATH 425. Complex Analysis I. 3 Units.**

Analytic functions. Integration over paths in the complex plane. Index of a point with respect to a closed path; Cauchy's theorem and Cauchy's integral formula; power series representation; open mapping theorem; singularities; Laurent expansion; residue calculus; harmonic functions; Poisson's formula; Riemann mapping theorem. More theoretical and at a higher level than MATH 324. Prereq: MATH 322 or MATH 422.

**MATH 427. Convexity and Optimization. 3 Units.**

Introduction to the theory of convex sets and functions and to the extremes in problems in areas of mathematics where convexity plays a role. Among the topics discussed are basic properties of convex sets (extreme points, facial structure of polytopes), separation theorems, duality and polars, properties of convex functions, minima and maxima of convex functions over convex set, various optimization problems. Offered as MATH 327, MATH 427, and OPRE 427.

**MATH 428. Fourier Analysis and Applications. 3 Units.**

Introduction to the mathematical aspects of Fourier analysis and synthesis. Accessible to upper level undergraduates and graduate students in the sciences and engineering. Periodic functions. Fourier series. Convergence theorems. The classical sine and cosine series. General orthogonal systems. Multiple Fourier series. Applications. Fourier integrals and Fourier Transforms. L1 and L2 theory. Inversion theorems. Classical sine and cosine transforms. Multiple Fourier Transform. Spherical symmetry. Other important transforms and representation systems including wavelets. Applications. We will also use some elements of measure theory, those will be reviewed/introduced in the beginning of the semester. Recommended Preparation: MATH 307 and MATH 321. Prereq: Graduate student standing or MATH 224.

**MATH 431. Introduction to Numerical Analysis I. 3 Units.**

Numerical linear algebra for scientists and engineers. Matrix and vector norms, computer arithmetic, conditioning and stability, orthogonality. Least squares problems: QR factorization, normal equations and Singular Value Decomposition. Direct solution of linear system: Gaussian elimination and Cholesky factorization. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors: the QR algorithm, Rayleigh quotient, inverse iteration. Introduction to iterative methods. Students will be introduced to MATLAB. Prereq: MATH 201 or MATH 307.

**MATH 432. Numerical Differential Equations. 3 Units.**

Numerical solution of differential equations for scientists and engineers. Solution of ordinary differential equations by multistep and single step methods. Stability, consistency, and convergence. Stiff equations. Finite difference schemes. Introduction to the finite element method. Introduction to multigrid techniques. The diffusion equation: numerical schemes and stability analysis. Introduction to hyperbolic equations. MATLAB will be used in this course. Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 228.

**MATH 433. Numerical Solutions of Nonlinear Systems and Optimization. 3 Units.**

The course provides an introduction to numerical solution methods for systems of nonlinear equations and optimization problems. The course is suitable for upper-undergraduate and graduate students with some background in calculus and linear algebra. Knowledge of numerical linear algebra is helpful. Among the topics which will be covered in the course are Nonlinear systems in one variables; Newton's method for nonlinear equations and unconstrained minimization; Quasi-Newton methods; Global convergence of Newton's methods and line searches; Trust region approach; Secant methods; Nonlinear least squares. Prereq: MATH 223 or MATH 227, and MATH 431 or permission.

**MATH 435. Ordinary Differential Equations. 3 Units.**

A second course in ordinary differential equations. Existence, uniqueness, and continuation of solutions of ODE. Linear systems, fundamental matrix, qualitative methods (phase plane). Dependence on initial data and parameters (Gronwall's inequality, nonlinear variation of parameters). Stability for linear and nonlinear equations, linearization, Poincare-Bendixson theory. Additional topics may include regular and singular perturbation methods, autonomous oscillations, entrainment of forced oscillators, and bifurcations. Prereq: MATH 224 and either MATH 201 or MATH 307.

**MATH 439. Bayesian Scientific Computing. 3 Units.**

This course will embed numerical methods into a Bayesian framework. The statistical framework will make it possible to integrate a prori information about the unknowns and the error in the data directly into the most efficient numerical methods. A lot of emphasis will be put on understanding the role of the priors, their encoding into fast numerical solvers, and how to translate qualitative or sample-based information--or lack thereof--into a numerical scheme. Confidence on computed results will also be discussed from a Bayesian perspective, at the light of the given data and a priori information. The course should be of interest to anyone working on signal and image processing statistics, numerical analysis and modeling. Recommended Preparation: MATH 431. Offered as MATH 439 and STAT 439.

**MATH 440. Computational Inverse Problems. 3 Units.**

This course will introduce various computational methods for solving inverse problems under different conditions. First the classical regularization methods will be introduced, and the computational challenges which they pose, will be addressed. Following this, the statistical methods for solving inverse problems will be studied and their computer implementation discussed. We will combine the two approaches to best exploit their potentials. Applications arising from various areas of science, engineering, and medicine will be discussed throughout the course.

**MATH 441. Mathematical Modeling. 3 Units.**

Mathematics is a powerful language for describing real world phenomena and providing predictions that otherwise are hard or impossible to obtain. The course gives the students pre-requisites for translating qualitative descriptions given in the professional non-mathematical language into the quantitative language for mathematics. While the variety in the subject matter is wide, some general principles and methodologies that a modeler can pursue are similar in many applications. The course focuses on these similarities. The course is based on representative case studies that are discussed and analyzed in the classroom, the emphasis being on general principles of developing and analyzing mathematical models. The examples will be taken from different fields of science and engineering, including life sciences, environmental sciences, biomedical engineering and physical sciences. Modeling relies increasingly on computation, so the students should have basic skills for using computers and programs like Matlab or Mathematica. Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 228.

**MATH 444. Mathematics of Data Mining and Pattern Recognition. 3 Units.**

This course will give an introduction to a class of mathematical and computational methods for the solution of data mining and pattern recognition problems. By understanding the mathematical concepts behind algorithms designed for mining data and identifying patterns, students will be able to modify to make them suitable for specific applications. Particular emphasis will be given to matrix factorization techniques. The course requirements will include the implementations of the methods in MATLAB and their application to practical problems. Prereq: MATH 201 or MATH 307.

**MATH 445. Introduction to Partial Differential Equations. 3 Units.**

Method of characteristics for linear and quasilinear equations. Second order equations of elliptic, parabolic, type; initial and boundary value problems. Method of separation of variables, eigenfunction expansions, Sturm-Liouville theory. Fourier, Laplace, Hankel transforms; Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials. Green's functions. Examples include: heat diffusion, Laplace's equation, wave equations, one dimensional gas dynamics and others. Appropriate for seniors and graduate students in science, engineering, and mathematics. Prereq: MATH 201 or MATH 307 and MATH 224 or MATH 228.

**MATH 446. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations. 3 Units.**

This course is an introduction to numerical methods of PDEs, and in particular, to finite element methods (FEM), emphasizing the interconnection between the functional analytic viewpoint of PDEs and the practical and effective computation of the numerical approximations. In particular, the emphasis is on showing that many of the useful and elegant ideas in finite dimensional linear algebra have a natural counterpart in the infinite dimensional setting of Hilbert spaces, and that the same techniques that guarantee the existence and uniqueness of the solutions in fact provide also stable computational methods to approximate the solutions. The topics covered in this course include Fourier analysis, weak derivatives, weak forms, generalized functions; Sobolev spaces, trace theorem, compact embedding theorems, Poincare inequalities; Riesz theory, Fredholm theory; Finite Element Method (FEM): Grid generation, existence, stability and convergence of solutions for elliptic problems; Semi-discretization of parabolic and hyperbolic equations; Stiffness; Numerical solution of linear systems by iterative methods. A quintessential part of this course comprises numerical implementation of the finite element method. Matlab is used as the programming tool both in demonstrations and examples in the class as well as in home assignments. Recommended Preparation: linear algebra, multivariate calculus, and ordinary differential equations.

**MATH 449. Dynamical Models for Biology and Medicine. 3 Units.**

Introduction to discrete and continuous dynamical models with applications to biology and medicine. Topics include: population dynamics and ecology; models of infectious diseases; population genetics and evolution; biological motion (reaction-diffusion and chemotaxis); Molecular and cellular biology (biochemical kinetics, metabolic pathways, immunology). The course will introduce students to the basic mathematical concepts and techniques of dynamical systems theory (equilibria, stability, bifurcations, discrete and continuous dynamics, diffusion and wave propagation, elements of system theory and control). Mathematical exposition is supplemented with introduction to computer tools and techniques (Mathematica, Matlab). Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 228, or BIOL/EBME 300, and MATH 201.

**MATH 461. Introduction to Topology. 3 Units.**

Metric spaces, topological spaces, and continuous functions. Compactness, connectedness, path connectedness. Topological manifolds; topological groups. Polyhedra, simplical complexes. Fundamental groups. Offered as MATH 361 and MATH 461. Prereq: MATH 224 or MATH 228 or Graduate Student standing.

**MATH 462. Algebraic Topology. 3 Units.**

The fundamental group and covering spaces; van Kampen's theorem. Higher homotopy groups; long-exact sequence of a pair. Homology theory; chain complexes; short and long exact sequences; Mayer-Vietoris sequence. Homology of surfaces and complexes; applications. Prereq: MATH 461.

**MATH 465. Differential Geometry. 3 Units.**

Manifolds and differential geometry. Vector fields; Riemannian metrics; curvature; intrinsic and extrinsic geometry of surfaces and curves; structural equations of Riemannian geometry; the Gauss-Bonnet theorem. Prereq: MATH 321.

**MATH 467. Differentiable Manifolds. 3 Units.**

Differentiable manifolds and structures on manifolds. Tangent and cotangent bundle; vector fields; differential forms; tensor calculus; integration and Stokes' theorem. May include Hamiltonian systems and their formulation on manifolds; symplectic structures; connections and curvature; foliations and integrability. Prereq: MATH 322.

**MATH 473. Introduction to Mathematical Image Processing and Computer Vision. 3 Units.**

This course introduces fundamental mathematics techniques for image processing and computer vision (IPCV). It is accessible to upper level undergraduate and graduate students from mathematics, sciences, engineering and medicine. Topics include but are not limited to image denoising, contrast enhancement, image compression, image segmentation and pattern recognition. Main tools are discrete Fourier analysis and wavelets, plus some statistics, optimization and a little calculus of variation and partial differential equations if time permitting. Students gain a solid theoretical background in IPCV modeling and computing, and master hands-on application experiences. Upon completion of the course, students will have clear understanding of classical methods, which will help them develop new methodical approaches for imaging problems arising in a variety of fields. Recommended preparation: Some coursework in scientific computing and ability to program in (or willingness to learn) a language such as Matlab or C/C++. Prereq: MATH 330 or MATH 431 or equivalent.

**MATH 478. Computational Neuroscience. 3 Units.**

Computer simulations and mathematical analysis of neurons and neural circuits, and the computational properties of nervous systems. Students are taught a range of models for neurons and neural circuits, and are asked to implement and explore the computational and dynamic properties of these models. The course introduces students to dynamical systems theory for the analysis of neurons and neural learning, models of brain systems, and their relationship to artificial and neural networks. Term project required. Students enrolled in MATH 478 will make arrangements with the instructor to attend additional lectures and complete additional assignments addressing mathematical topics related to the course. Recommended preparation: MATH 223 and MATH 224 or BIOL 300 and BIOL 306. Offered as BIOL 378, COGS 378, MATH 378, BIOL 478, CSDS 478, EBME 478, ECSE 478, MATH 478 and NEUR 478.

**MATH 482. High Dimensional Probability. 3 Units.**

Behavior of random vectors, random matrices, and random projections in high dimensional spaces, with a view toward applications to data sciences. Topics include tail inequalities for sums of independent random variables, norms of random matrices, concentration of measure, and bounds for random processes. Applications may include structure of random graphs, community detection, covariance estimation and clustering, randomized dimension reduction, empirical processes, statistical learning, and sparse recovery problems. Additional work is required for graduate students. Offered as MATH 382, MATH 482, STAT 382 and STAT 482. Prereq: Graduate student standing.

**MATH 486. Quantum Computing, Information, and Devices. 3 Units.**

An introduction to the math, physics, engineering, and computer science underlying the rapidly emerging fields of quantum computing, quantum information, and quantum devices. The course is taught by a group of faculty from physics, engineering, computer science, and math, and is geared towards students with diverse backgrounds and interests in these fields. Students will select a concentration in one of these four areas, and the coursework, while still covering all topics, will be adjusted to focus on the selected area in the most detail. Note that the listed prerequisites depend on choice of concentration. Topics will include: 1. (Mathematics) Introduction to linear algebra, convex geometry, fundamental theory of quantum information. 2. (Physics) Introduction to the quantum mechanics of two-level systems (qubits). Survey of physics and materials for qubit technologies. 3. (Computer Science) Basic quantum gates and circuits, introduction to the theory of algorithms, survey of quantum algorithms. 4. (Engineering) Quantum architectures, mapping algorithms onto circuits. The course consists of lectures, homework, and group projects. Group projects will aim to synthesize the diverse backgrounds of the students and instructors to capture the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Students taking the course for graduate credit will complete an additional literature research project and presentation, in addition to enhanced problem sets. Offered as CSDS 386, CSDS 486, ECSE 386, ECSE 486, MATH 386, MATH 486, PHYS 386, and PHYS 486. Prereq: (MATH 223 or MATH 227) and (MATH 224 or MATH 228) and (MATH 201 or MATH 307) and (PHYS 122 or PHYS 124) and PHYS 221.

**MATH 491. Probability I. 3 Units.**

Probabilistic concepts. Discrete probability, elementary distributions. Measure theoretic framework of probability theory. Probability spaces, sigma algebras, expectations, distributions. Independence. Classical results on almost sure convergence of sums of independent random variables. Kolmogorov's law of large numbers. Recurrence of sums. Weak convergence of probability measures. Inversion, Levy's continuity theorem. Central limit theorem. Introduction to the central limit problem. Prereq: MATH 322.

**MATH 492. Probability II. 3 Units.**

Conditional expectations. Discrete parameter martingales. Stopping times, optional stopping. Discrete parameter stationary processes and ergodic theory. Discrete time Markov processes. Introduction to continuous parameter stochastic processes. Kolmogorov's consistency theorem. Gaussian processes. Brownian motion theory (sample path properties, strong Markov property, Martingales associated to Brownian motion, functional central limit theorem). Prereq: MATH 491.

**MATH 494. Introduction to Information Theory. 3 Units.**

This course is intended as an introduction to information and coding theory with emphasis on the mathematical aspects. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science and electrical engineering. Course content: Information measures-entropy, relative entropy, mutual information, and their properties. Typical sets and sequences, asymptotic equipartition property, data compression. Channel coding and capacity: channel coding theorem. Differential entropy, Gaussian channel, Shannon-Nyquist theorem. Information theory inequalities (400 level). Additional topics, which may include compressed sensing and elements of quantum information theory. Recommended preparation: MATH 201 or MATH 307. Offered as MATH 394, CSDS 394, ECSE 394, MATH 494, CSDS 494 and ECSE 494.

**MATH 497. Stochastic Models: Time Series and Markov Chains. 3 Units.**

Introduction to stochastic modeling of data. Emphasis on models and statistical analysis of data with a significant temporal and/or spatial structure. This course will analyze time and space dependent random phenomena from two perspectives: Stationary Time Series: Spectral representation of deterministic signals, autocorrelation. Power spectra. Transmission of stationary signals through linear filters. Optimal filter design, signal-to-noise ratio. Gaussian signals and correlation matrices. Spectral representation and computer simulation of stationary signals. Discrete Markov Chains: Transition matrices, recurrences and the first step analysis. Steady rate. Recurrence and ergodicity, empirical averages. Long run behavior, convergence to steady state. Time to absorption. Eigenvalues and nonhomogeneous Markov chains. Introduction to Gibbs fields and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). This course is related to STAT 538 but can be taken independently of it. Offered as: MATH 497 and STAT 437. Prereq: STAT 243/244 (as a sequence) or STAT 312 or STAT 312R or STAT 313 or STAT 332 or STAT 333 or STAT 345 or MATH 380 or MATH 491 or Requisites Not Met permission.

**MATH 499. Special Topics. 3 Units.**

Special topics in mathematics.

**MATH 528. Analysis Seminar. 1 - 3 Units.**

Continuing seminar on areas of current interest in analysis. Allows graduate and advanced undergraduate students to become involved in research. Topics will reflect interests and expertise of the faculty and may include functional analysis, convexity theory, and their applications. May be taken more than once for credit. Consent of department required.

**MATH 535. Applied Mathematics Seminar. 1 - 3 Units.**

Continuing seminar on areas of current interest in applied mathematics. Allows graduate and advanced undergraduate students to become involved in research. Topics will reflect interests and expertise of the faculty and may include topics in applied probability and stochastic processes, continuum mechanics, numerical analysis, mathematical physics or mathematical biology. May be taken more than once for credit.

**MATH 598. Stochastic Models: Diffusive Phenomena and Stochastic Differential Equations. 3 Units.**

Introduction to stochastic modeling of data. Emphasis on models and statistical analysis of data with significant temporal and/or spatial structure. This course will analyze time and space dependent random phenomena from two perspectives: Brownian motion and diffusive processes: Classification of stochastic processes, finite dimensional distributions, random walks and their scaling limits, Brownian motion and its paths properties, general diffusive processes, Fokker-Planck-Kolmogorov equations, Poisson and point processes, heavy tail diffusions, Levy processes, tempered stable diffusions. Stochastic calculus and stochastic differential equations: Wiener random integrals, mean-square theory, Brownian stochastic integrals and Ito formula, stochastic integrals for Levy processes, martingale property, basic theory and applications of stochastic differential equations. This course is related to STAT 437 but can be taken independently of it. Offered as MATH 598 and STAT 538.

**MATH 601. Reading and Research Problems. 1 - 18 Units.**

Presentation of individual research, discussion, and investigation of research papers in a specialized field of mathematics.

**MATH 651. Thesis (M.S.). 1 - 18 Units.**

(Credit as arranged.)

**MATH 701. Dissertation (Ph.D.). 1 - 9 Units.**

(Credit as arranged.) Prereq: Predoctoral research consent or advanced to Ph.D. candidacy milestone.

## STAT (Statistics)

**STAT 201. Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences. 3 Units.**

Designed for undergraduates in the social sciences and life sciences who need to use statistical techniques in their fields. Descriptive statistics, probability models, sampling distributions. Point and confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing. Elementary regression and analysis of variance. Not for credit toward major or minor in Statistics. Counts as a CAS Quantitative Reasoning course. Counts as a Quantitative Reasoning course.

**STAT 243. Statistical Theory with Application I. 3 Units.**

Introduction to fundamental concepts of statistics through examples including design of an observational study, industrial simulation. Theoretical development motivated by sample survey methodology. Randomness, distribution functions, conditional probabilities. Derivation of common discrete distributions. Expectation operator. Statistics as random variables, point and interval estimation. Maximum likelihood estimators. Properties of estimators. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 126.

**STAT 244. Statistical Theory with Application II. 3 Units.**

Extension of inferences to continuous-valued random variables. Common continuous-valued distributions. Expectation operator. Maximum likelihood estimators for the continuous case. Simple linear, multiple and polynomial regression. Properties of regression estimators when errors are Gaussian. Regression diagnostics. Class or student projects gathering real data or generating simulated data, fitting models and analyzing residuals from fit. Prereq: STAT 243.

**STAT 312. Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science. 3 Units.**

For advanced undergraduate students in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences. Comprehensive introduction to probability models and statistical methods of analyzing data with the object of formulating statistical models and choosing appropriate methods for inference from experimental and observational data and for testing the model's validity. Balanced approach with equal emphasis on probability, fundamental concepts of statistics, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, design of experiments, and regression modeling. Note: Credit given for only one (1) of STAT 312, 312R, 313; SYBB 312R. Prereq: MATH 122 or equivalent.

**STAT 312R. Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science Using R Programming. 3 Units.**

For advanced undergraduate students in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences. Comprehensive introduction to probability models and statistical methods of analyzing data with the object of formulating statistical models and choosing appropriate methods for inference from experimental and observational data and for testing the model's validity. Balanced approach with equal emphasis on probability, fundamental concepts of statistics, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, design of experiments, and regression modeling. Note: Credit given for only one (1) of STAT 312, STAT 312R, STAT 313 or SYBB 312R. Offered as STAT 312R and SYBB 312R. Prereq: MATH 122 or equivalent.

**STAT 313. Statistics for Experimenters. 3 Units.**

For advanced undergraduates in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences. Comprehensive introduction to modeling data and statistical methods of analyzing data. General objective is to train students in formulating statistical models, in choosing appropriate methods for inference from experimental and observational data and to test the validity of these models. Focus on practicalities of inference from experimental data. Inference for curve and surface fitting to real data sets. Designs for experiments and simulations. Student generation of experimental data and application of statistical methods for analysis. Critique of model; use of regression diagnostics to analyze errors. Note: Credit given for only one (1) of STAT 312, 312R, 313; SYBB 312R. Prereq: MATH 122 or equivalent.

**STAT 317. Actuarial Science I. 3 Units.**

Practical knowledge of the theory of interest in both finite and continuous time. That knowledge should include how these concepts are used in the various annuity functions, and apply the concepts of present and accumulated value for various streams of cash flows as a basis for future use in: reserving, valuation, pricing, duration, asset/liability management, investment income, capital budgeting, and contingencies. Valuation of discrete and continuous streams of payments, including the case in which the interest conversion period differs from the payment period will be considered. Application of interest theory to amortization of lump sums, fixed income securities, depreciation, mortgages, etc., as well as annuity functions in a broad finance context will be covered. Topics covered include areas examined in the American Society of Actuaries Exam 2. Offered as STAT 317 and STAT 417. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 126 or requisites not met permission.

**STAT 318. Actuarial Science II. 3 Units.**

Theory of life contingencies. Life table analysis for simple and multiple decrement functions. Life and special annuities. Life insurance and reserves for life insurance. Statistical issues for prediction from actuarial models. Topics covered include areas examined in the American Society of Actuaries Exam 3. Offered as STAT 318 and STAT 418. Prereq: STAT 312 or STAT 312R or STAT 317 or STAT 345 or requisites not met permission.

**STAT 325. Data Analysis and Linear Models. 3 Units.**

Basic exploratory data analysis for univariate response with single or multiple covariates. Graphical methods and data summarization, model-fitting using S-plus computing language. Linear and multiple regression. Emphasis on model selection criteria, on diagnostics to assess goodness of fit and interpretation. Techniques include transformation, smoothing, median polish, robust/resistant methods. Case studies and analysis of individual data sets. Notes of caution and some methods for handling bad data. Knowledge of regression is helpful. Offered as STAT 325 and STAT 425. Prereq: STAT 243 or STAT 312 or STAT 312R or PQHS/EPBI 431 or PQHS/EPBI 441 or PQHS/EPBI 458.

**STAT 326. Multivariate Analysis and Data Mining. 3 Units.**

Extensions of exploratory data analysis and modeling to multivariate response observations and to non-Gaussian data. Singular value decomposition and projection, principal components, factor analysis and latent structure analysis, discriminant analysis and clustering techniques, cross-validation, E-M algorithm, CART. Introduction to generalized linear modeling. Case studies of complex data sets with multiple objectives for analysis. Recommended preparation: STAT 325/425. Offered as STAT 326 and STAT 426.

**STAT 332. Statistics for Signal Processing. 3 Units.**

For advanced undergraduate students or beginning graduate students in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences. Introduction to probability models and statistical methods. Emphasis on probability as relative frequencies. Derivation of conditional probabilities and memoryless channels. Joint distribution of random variables, transformations, autocorrelation, series of irregular observations, stationarity. Random harmonic signals with noise, random phase and/or random amplitude. Gaussian and Poisson signals. Modulation and averaging properties. Transmission through linear filters. Power spectra, bandwidth, white and colored noise. ARMA processes and forecasting. Optimal linear systems, signal-to-noise ratio, Wiener filter. Completion of additional assignments required from graduate students registered in this course. Offered as STAT 332 and STAT 432. Prereq: MATH 122.

**STAT 333. Uncertainty in Engineering and Science. 3 Units.**

Phenomena of uncertainty appear in engineering and science for various reasons and can be modeled in different ways. The course integrates the mainstream ideas in statistical data analysis with models of uncertain phenomena stemming from three distinct viewpoints: algorithmic/computational complexity; classical probability theory; and chaotic behavior of nonlinear systems. Descriptive statistics, estimation procedures and hypothesis testing (including design of experiments). Random number generators and their testing. Monte Carlo Methods. Mathematica notebooks and simulations will be used. Graduate students are required to do an extra project. Offered as STAT 333 and STAT 433. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 223.

**STAT 345. Theoretical Statistics I. 3 Units.**

Topics provide the background for statistical inference. Random variables; distribution and density functions; transformations, expectation. Common univariate distributions. Multiple random variables; joint, marginal and conditional distributions; hierarchical models, covariance. Distributions of sample quantities, distributions of sums of random variables, distributions of order statistics. Methods of statistical inference. Offered as STAT 345, STAT 445, and PQHS 481. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 223 or Coreq: PQHS 431.

**STAT 346. Theoretical Statistics II. 3 Units.**

Point estimation: maximum likelihood, moment estimators. Methods of evaluating estimators including mean squared error, consistency, "best" unbiased and sufficiency. Hypothesis testing; likelihood ratio and union-intersection tests. Properties of tests including power function, bias. Interval estimation by inversion of test statistics, use of pivotal quantities. Application to regression. Graduate students are responsible for mathematical derivations, and full proofs of principal theorems. Offered as STAT 346, STAT 446 and PQHS 482. Prereq: STAT 345 or STAT 445 or PQHS/EPBI 481.

**STAT 382. High Dimensional Probability. 3 Units.**

Behavior of random vectors, random matrices, and random projections in high dimensional spaces, with a view toward applications to data sciences. Topics include tail inequalities for sums of independent random variables, norms of random matrices, concentration of measure, and bounds for random processes. Applications may include structure of random graphs, community detection, covariance estimation and clustering, randomized dimension reduction, empirical processes, statistical learning, and sparse recovery problems. Additional work is required for graduate students. Offered as MATH 382, MATH 482, STAT 382 and STAT 482. Prereq: MATH 307 and (MATH 380 or STAT 345 or STAT 445).

**STAT 395. Senior Project in Statistics. 3 Units.**

An individual project done under faculty supervision involving the investigation and statistical analysis of a real problem encountered in university research or an industrial setting. Written report. Counts as a SAGES Senior Capstone course.

**STAT 417. Actuarial Science I. 3 Units.**

Practical knowledge of the theory of interest in both finite and continuous time. That knowledge should include how these concepts are used in the various annuity functions, and apply the concepts of present and accumulated value for various streams of cash flows as a basis for future use in: reserving, valuation, pricing, duration, asset/liability management, investment income, capital budgeting, and contingencies. Valuation of discrete and continuous streams of payments, including the case in which the interest conversion period differs from the payment period will be considered. Application of interest theory to amortization of lump sums, fixed income securities, depreciation, mortgages, etc., as well as annuity functions in a broad finance context will be covered. Topics covered include areas examined in the American Society of Actuaries Exam 2. Offered as STAT 317 and STAT 417. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 126 or requisites not met permission.

**STAT 418. Actuarial Science II. 3 Units.**

Theory of life contingencies. Life table analysis for simple and multiple decrement functions. Life and special annuities. Life insurance and reserves for life insurance. Statistical issues for prediction from actuarial models. Topics covered include areas examined in the American Society of Actuaries Exam 3. Offered as STAT 318 and STAT 418. Prereq: STAT 312 or STAT 312R or STAT 317 or STAT 345 or requisites not met permission.

**STAT 425. Data Analysis and Linear Models. 3 Units.**

Basic exploratory data analysis for univariate response with single or multiple covariates. Graphical methods and data summarization, model-fitting using S-plus computing language. Linear and multiple regression. Emphasis on model selection criteria, on diagnostics to assess goodness of fit and interpretation. Techniques include transformation, smoothing, median polish, robust/resistant methods. Case studies and analysis of individual data sets. Notes of caution and some methods for handling bad data. Knowledge of regression is helpful. Offered as STAT 325 and STAT 425.

**STAT 426. Multivariate Analysis and Data Mining. 3 Units.**

Extensions of exploratory data analysis and modeling to multivariate response observations and to non-Gaussian data. Singular value decomposition and projection, principal components, factor analysis and latent structure analysis, discriminant analysis and clustering techniques, cross-validation, E-M algorithm, CART. Introduction to generalized linear modeling. Case studies of complex data sets with multiple objectives for analysis. Recommended preparation: STAT 325/425. Offered as STAT 326 and STAT 426.

**STAT 432. Statistics for Signal Processing. 3 Units.**

For advanced undergraduate students or beginning graduate students in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences. Introduction to probability models and statistical methods. Emphasis on probability as relative frequencies. Derivation of conditional probabilities and memoryless channels. Joint distribution of random variables, transformations, autocorrelation, series of irregular observations, stationarity. Random harmonic signals with noise, random phase and/or random amplitude. Gaussian and Poisson signals. Modulation and averaging properties. Transmission through linear filters. Power spectra, bandwidth, white and colored noise. ARMA processes and forecasting. Optimal linear systems, signal-to-noise ratio, Wiener filter. Completion of additional assignments required from graduate students registered in this course. Offered as STAT 332 and STAT 432. Prereq: MATH 122.

**STAT 433. Uncertainty in Engineering and Science. 3 Units.**

Phenomena of uncertainty appear in engineering and science for various reasons and can be modeled in different ways. The course integrates the mainstream ideas in statistical data analysis with models of uncertain phenomena stemming from three distinct viewpoints: algorithmic/computational complexity; classical probability theory; and chaotic behavior of nonlinear systems. Descriptive statistics, estimation procedures and hypothesis testing (including design of experiments). Random number generators and their testing. Monte Carlo Methods. Mathematica notebooks and simulations will be used. Graduate students are required to do an extra project. Offered as STAT 333 and STAT 433. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 223.

**STAT 437. Stochastic Models: Time Series and Markov Chains. 3 Units.**

Introduction to stochastic modeling of data. Emphasis on models and statistical analysis of data with a significant temporal and/or spatial structure. This course will analyze time and space dependent random phenomena from two perspectives: Stationary Time Series: Spectral representation of deterministic signals, autocorrelation. Power spectra. Transmission of stationary signals through linear filters. Optimal filter design, signal-to-noise ratio. Gaussian signals and correlation matrices. Spectral representation and computer simulation of stationary signals. Discrete Markov Chains: Transition matrices, recurrences and the first step analysis. Steady rate. Recurrence and ergodicity, empirical averages. Long run behavior, convergence to steady state. Time to absorption. Eigenvalues and nonhomogeneous Markov chains. Introduction to Gibbs fields and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). This course is related to STAT 538 but can be taken independently of it. Offered as: MATH 497 and STAT 437. Prereq: STAT 243/244 (as a sequence) or STAT 312 or STAT 313 or STAT 332 or STAT 333 or STAT 345 or MATH 380 or MATH 491 or Requisites Not Met permission.

**STAT 439. Bayesian Scientific Computing. 3 Units.**

This course will embed numerical methods into a Bayesian framework. The statistical framework will make it possible to integrate a prori information about the unknowns and the error in the data directly into the most efficient numerical methods. A lot of emphasis will be put on understanding the role of the priors, their encoding into fast numerical solvers, and how to translate qualitative or sample-based information--or lack thereof--into a numerical scheme. Confidence on computed results will also be discussed from a Bayesian perspective, at the light of the given data and a priori information. The course should be of interest to anyone working on signal and image processing statistics, numerical analysis and modeling. Recommended Preparation: MATH 431. Offered as MATH 439 and STAT 439.

**STAT 445. Theoretical Statistics I. 3 Units.**

Topics provide the background for statistical inference. Random variables; distribution and density functions; transformations, expectation. Common univariate distributions. Multiple random variables; joint, marginal and conditional distributions; hierarchical models, covariance. Distributions of sample quantities, distributions of sums of random variables, distributions of order statistics. Methods of statistical inference. Offered as STAT 345, STAT 445, and PQHS 481. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 223 or Coreq: PQHS 431.

**STAT 446. Theoretical Statistics II. 3 Units.**

Point estimation: maximum likelihood, moment estimators. Methods of evaluating estimators including mean squared error, consistency, "best" unbiased and sufficiency. Hypothesis testing; likelihood ratio and union-intersection tests. Properties of tests including power function, bias. Interval estimation by inversion of test statistics, use of pivotal quantities. Application to regression. Graduate students are responsible for mathematical derivations, and full proofs of principal theorems. Offered as STAT 346, STAT 446 and PQHS 482. Prereq: STAT 345 or STAT 445 or PQHS/EPBI 481.

**STAT 448. Bayesian Theory with Applications. 3 Units.**

Principles of Bayesian theory, methodology and applications. Methods for forming prior distributions using conjugate families, reference priors and empirically-based priors. Derivation of posterior and predictive distributions and their moments. Properties when common distributions such as binomial, normal or other exponential family distributions are used. Hierarchical models. Computational techniques including Markov chain, Monte Carlo and importance sampling. Extensive use of applications to illustrate concepts and methodology. Recommended preparation: STAT 445.

**STAT 455. Linear Models. 3 Units.**

Theory of least squares estimation, interval estimation and tests for models with normally distributed errors. Regression on dummy variables, analysis of variance and covariance. Variance components models. Model diagnostics. Robust regression. Analysis of longitudinal data. Prereq: MATH 201 and STAT 346 or STAT 446

**STAT 482. High Dimensional Probability. 3 Units.**

Behavior of random vectors, random matrices, and random projections in high dimensional spaces, with a view toward applications to data sciences. Topics include tail inequalities for sums of independent random variables, norms of random matrices, concentration of measure, and bounds for random processes. Applications may include structure of random graphs, community detection, covariance estimation and clustering, randomized dimension reduction, empirical processes, statistical learning, and sparse recovery problems. Additional work is required for graduate students. Offered as MATH 382, MATH 482, STAT 382 and STAT 482. Prereq: Graduate student standing.

**STAT 495. Statistical Consulting and Collaboration. 3 Units.**

This course unifies what students have learned in their statistics, data science, and related course work to apply their knowledge in consulting and collaboration. It recognizes the fact that the essence of a statistician's and/or data scientist's profession is continuing interaction and collaboration with practitioners in the sciences, engineering, medicine, economics, etc. The course presents the views of prominent experts in the field as obtained from the literature and other sources. The responsibilities of the consultant and the client are discussed. Sample consulting and collaboration problems are presented and strategies for solving them are provided. Prereq: STAT 325 or STAT 425.

**STAT 538. Stochastic Models: Diffusive Phenomena and Stochastic Differential Equations. 3 Units.**

Introduction to stochastic modeling of data. Emphasis on models and statistical analysis of data with significant temporal and/or spatial structure. This course will analyze time and space dependent random phenomena from two perspectives: Brownian motion and diffusive processes: Classification of stochastic processes, finite dimensional distributions, random walks and their scaling limits, Brownian motion and its paths properties, general diffusive processes, Fokker-Planck-Kolmogorov equations, Poisson and point processes, heavy tail diffusions, Levy processes, tempered stable diffusions. Stochastic calculus and stochastic differential equations: Wiener random integrals, mean-square theory, Brownian stochastic integrals and Ito formula, stochastic integrals for Levy processes, martingale property, basic theory and applications of stochastic differential equations. This course is related to STAT 437 but can be taken independently of it. Offered as MATH 598 and STAT 538. Prereq: STAT 312 or equivalent.

**STAT 601. Reading and Research. 1 - 9 Units.**

Individual study and/or project work.

**STAT 621. M.S. Research Project. 1 - 9 Units.**

Completion of statistical design and/or analysis of a research project in a substantive field which requires substantial and/or nonstandard statistical techniques and which leads to results suitable for publication. Written project report must present the context of the research, justify the statistical methodology used, draw appropriate inferences and interpret these inferences in both statistical and substantive scientific terms. Oral presentation of research project may be given in either graduate student seminar or consulting forum.

**STAT 651. Thesis M.S.. 1 - 18 Units.**

(Credit as arranged.) May be used as alternative to STAT 621 (M.S. Research Project) in fulfillment of requirements for M.S. degree in Statistics.

**STAT 701. Dissertation Ph.D.. 1 - 9 Units.**

(Credit as arranged.) Prereq: Predoctoral research consent or advanced to Ph.D. candidacy milestone.