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Department of Math & Statistics

Offering graduate and undergraduate programs in Biostatistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis, and Statistics.

Incoming Students

All incoming freshman must take the Mathematics Placement Test.


For mathematics help at the undergraduate level, visit the Tutoring Center.

Statistical Consulting Center 

For graduate, undergraduate, and faculty statistics help, visit the Statistical Consulting Center.

Student Research

See more about our summer program and more Student Research.

Department News

  • Tate Altman won the Graduate Physical Sciences Workshop Award at the Mathias Student Research Conference.
  • Data science grad students Haiman Wong, Elizabeth Marge, Jingyi Xu and Doudou Shi, working with faculty Richard Ressler and Maria Barouti, are featured in Can Data Literacy Be Fun? The Census Bureau Is Building an App for That.
  • The department extends heartfelt congratulations to Shalini Ramachandra, Jana Cohen, Amanda Muniz, Mingfan Meng for being awarded the 2021 Frank Cox Jones Scholarship for Women in Mathematics and Lydia Rees for being awarded the 2021 Hanna Miriam Sandler and Bella Sandler Scholarship.
  • Jana Cohen was awarded $4,500, comprised of $2,500 from the NASA District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium (DCSGC) and $2,000 from the CAS Mathias Research Fellowship and other AU sources. 
  • Dr. James Dickens was featured in a Stats + Stories podcast on Data Science in the Classroom
  • A U-statistic approach to population genetics: Dr. David Gerard was awarded a grant in the amount of $188,694.00 from the National Science Foundation.
  • Summer Research Projects For Undergraduate and High School Students (Summer 2022) The American University Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking applications from American University undergraduates or high school students wanting to participate in student research projects in the mathematical sciences during the summer of 2022. The summer research program will support at most ten students who will work on small projects guided by a mentor from the department. Students will conduct their research remotely but may meet with their mentor over Zoom or in person as determined by the mentor. To find out more please go to the Student Research Section. 

  • How statistics can aid in the fight against misinformation: Dr. Zois Boukouvalas and Dr. Nathalie Japkowicz were featured in a story for a new site on Medium about cybersecurity.
  • Stephen Casey was awarded a three-year grant for $228,269 from
    the Air Force Office of Scientific Research: Novel techniques for signal analysis and processing, 2020-2023; his book Sampling: Theory and Applications  was recently published; and he won the Distinguished Alumni in the Sciences from Drew University.
  • Monica Jackson received a $29,824 grant from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for “The Summer Program In Research And Learning SPIRAL at American University” April 2021
  • Michael Robinson received a $20,500 grant from Battelle Memorial Institute and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for his project “HyperThesis DARPA Modeling Adversarial Activity (MAA)” April 2021
  • Zois Boukouvalas was granted $160,000 from Energetics Technology Center, with prime funding from the Office of Naval Research, for his project called "Human Assisted Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Approaches for Energetics." January 2021
  • Zois Boukouvalas was granted $200,000 from Energetics Technology Center, with prime funding from the Office of Naval Research, for his project titled "Data-Driven Multi-model Fusion for the Analysis of Energetic Material Systems." December 2020
Profs. Nathalie Japkowicz and Zois Boukouvalas

Research ·

Using Statistics to Aid in the Fight Against Misinformation

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