Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the largest departments on campus, with 46 tenured and tenure track faculty (45 actively working in the department with one serving in upper administration: TTU President Lawrence Schovanec). In addition, the Department includes 8 postdoctoral associates (including an NSF-funded postdoc), and 9 instructors. The graduate enrollment has averaged 150 grad students per year since 2015. Of them, 100 are currently supported full time as graduate part-time instructors, teaching assistants or research assistants.
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- On the 17th of October Dr. Raegan Higgins was notified she would be inducted into the 2023 AWM Fellows Program, quite the distinction!
- Also in October, Dr. Brock Williams received an NSF Grant worth $208,818 over three years for the project Culturally Relevant Mentorship for Enhancing STEM Identity and Career Interests
- Dr. Kazuo Yamazaki has received a Simons Award worth $42,000 over the next 5 years for the proposal Fluid mechanics and related equations: deterministic and stochastic approaches. Congratulations!
- And Dr. Lars Christensen also got a 2022 Simons Award worth $42,000 over the next 5 years for the project Homological and homotopical algebra of commutative rings.
- The Department's own Dr. Raegan Higgins, while serving as Co-Director EDGE 2022 summer program in Oxford, England, was named an Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Success.
- In June Dr. Lars Christensen was notified his Presidential Excellence in Research position would be renewed through 2025.
- And in June Dr. Brock Williams was re-appointed to his Presidential Excellence in Teaching Professorship, renewed through 2025, also.
- In May Department Chair Dr. Magda Toda joined the roster of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion's Phenomenal Women Honorees for her tireless efforts to enhance Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech.
- The Emmy Noether High School Mathematics Day has returned. This Departmental STEM tradition encouraging young women to pursue coursework and careers in engineering, science and mathematics begun in 2003 resumed this Spring.
- Dr. Leif Ellingson is the Principle Investigator, and Dr. Linda Allen the co-PI for the continuance of an NSF Grant worth over $102,000, REU Site: Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Methods in the Life Sciences
- Associate Math Professor Dr. Raegan Higgins and TTU President and Math Professor Lawrence Schovanec have been awarded over $2 million for the NSF grant Louis Stokes New STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Alliance: The Bridges Across Texas Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
- Dr. Amanda Laubmeier's project Predator Competition in Systems with Seasonal Birth has been awarded an NSF Grant worth almost $193,000
- Via the TTU IMMS, Dr. Dimitri Volchenkov has obtained a contract with AVX Aircraft worth over $308,000
- An NSF Grant worth more than $237,000 has been awarded to Assistant Professor Wei Guo for project Adaptive High Order Low-Rank Tensor Methods for High-Dimensional Partial Differential Equations with Application to Kinetic Simulations
- Through the efforts of Dr.'s Lindquist and Rachev, the Department is now offering a new Ph.D. track, Mathematical Finance.
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The Texas Tech Mathematics & Statistics Department is committed to achieving significant
research while providing high-quality education for our students at the undergraduate
and graduate levels. We have several active areas of research. Click here for descriptions of current research topics done by our faculty, post-docs, and graduate
students in the Mathematics & Statistics Department. We are passionate about our student's
success. We welcome you to our department and look forward to the bright future ahead of you!