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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

The department extends heartfelt congratulations to the following students:

  • Shalini Ramachandra, Jana Cohen, Amanda Muniz, Mingfan Meng for being awarded the 2021 Frank Cox Jones Scholarship for Women in Mathematics! 
  • 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

Grants and research

  • 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.
  • Fighting the Pandemic Misinformation: Faculty Cross Talks Dr. Japkowicz and Dr. Boukouvalas discuss their interdisciplinary project, in which they use machine learning techniques to detect misinformation on Twitter.
  • 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. February 1, 2020 -January 31, 2023
    Dr. Casey's book was published last year

    Dr. Casey 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

Meet Our Faculty as We Go Online


Professor Michael Robinson introduces Calculus II.