Math & Stats Research

Working with Students

Many of our faculty are involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), and some faculty can support student research through individual grants. Of course, graduate students also conduct research in partnership with our professors.

Focused Research

Our faculty members have expertise in a wide range of fields:

Algebra, Number theory and Discrete Mathematics

Graph theory, combinatorics - Bryan Freyberg

Graph theory, combinatorial design - Dalibor Froncek

Graph theory, finite group theory, combinatorics - Joseph A. Gallian

Combinatorics, number theory, graph theory - John Greene 

Number theory - Kate Petersen

Number theory, combinatorics - James Sellers


Differential equations, scientific computation - Guihua Fei

Dynamical systems, computation, modeling, bioinformatics - Marshall Hampton

Optimal control theory, differential equations, approximation and parameter identification - Zhuangyi Liu

Population Dynamics - Angela Sharp

Applied Mathematics

Applied differential equations, applied dynamical systems, modeling and simulation, model parametrization, parameter identifiability - Harsh Jain

Mathematics Education

Mathematics identity and pedagogy - Carmen Latterell

Instructional technology - Chad Pierson

Probability and Statistics

Finite mixture models, classification, cluster analysis - Igor Melnykov

Applied probability, survival analysis, statistical genetics - Yongcheng Qi


Knot theory, hyperbolic geometry, isometry groups - Neil Hoffman

Knot theory - Kate Petersen

Travel Support for Graduate Student Projects

Some funds are available to partially support travel by UMD graduate students for dissemination of their scholarly or artistic contributions associated with their graduate studies at UMD. An example might be presentation of research from a thesis at a meeting or conference. It is expected the student will attempt to garner other support of their travel through their advisor, program, department and college. Visit the UMD Graduate Program site's travel award page for more information.