The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides all undergraduate students with an education in mathematics and statistics that will serve as part of a foundation for life-long learning and preparation for graduate study, K-12 teaching, or employment in industry.
Talk #1: Feb 4, 2019 at 12:15pm. Location: Library room 1180
Dr. Laila Shereen Sakr
Assistant Professor of Media Theory & Practice
Film and Media Studies Department
University of California, Santa Barbara
"A Transdisciplinary Approach to Data Visualization"
Data visualization, as we know it today, finds its analog origins in information visualization as established by Edward Tufte and earlier schools of graphic design. In the humanities more specifically, contemporary practices in data gathering and visualization have grown to become problematic because a lack of peer-review and standardizations. We must attend to quantitative biases. Several qualitative methods of media analysis have failed in ways that reveals the significance of scale in twenty-first century knowledge production. This presentation will demonstrate how acknowledging discrepancies reveals the links between contemporary art, technology, mathematics, and the humanities and social sciences.
Talk #2: Monday, March , 12:00-1:00. Location: TBD
Presenter (Tentative): Dr. Aparna Srenivasam, Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
The Power of Mathematics in the Study of Genetics: A Historical Discussion
Talk #3: Monday, April 8. 12:00-1:00, Location TBA.
Speaker: Jeffrey Wand, Assistant Prof. of Math. Topic TBA.
Talk #4: Monday, May 6. 12:00-1:00, Location TBA.
Speaker: Peri Shereen, Assistant Prof. of Math. Topic TBA.CSUMB Math & Stats in the news
Our degree programs & courses
Our mathematics and statistics programs prepare students to analyze complex discipline-based issues, synthesize information from multiple sources and perspectives, communicate skillfully in oral and written forms, and use appropriate technologies.
The flexibility of our programs give students the opportunity to mold their degree to their particular interests. Many of our students pursue careers in industry (e.g. engineering, finance, business), teaching to government service immediately upon graduation. Others continue on to graduate school, then pursue careers in research or university teaching.Course Descriptions Early Start Workshops (98 and 99)