Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The IUP Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences gives students the tools necessary to organize and analyze data while also providing the theoretical background of the topics that will help students better understand them.

The department offers classes in a friendly and supportive environment that will both challenge and engage students who have an interest in the fields of mathematics and/or computer science.

The valuable skills learned in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences will translate well to the working world, as graduates have the ability to work in myriad of occupations in both the public and private sector, including engineering, economics, information technology, and education.

Students will also gain the knowledge and information background to help them continue on in graduate school, toward master’s and doctoral degrees.


Colen Publishes Article on Standard Multiplication Algorithm

Yong S. Colen published “Where’s the Procedural Fluency?: U.S. Fifth Graders’ Demonstration of the Standard Multiplication Algorithm” in the Journal of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education, Series D: Research in Mathematical Education.

Meet and Greet for Applied Mathematics Student Organization

The IUP SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Chapter will be holding a welcome meeting on Friday, September 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Chrispell to Give Science Inspires Series Talk on Moving Strange Fluids in Unique Ways

John Chrispell, a mathematician in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, will be giving the next talk in the Science Inspires Series, titled “Fluids, Ratchets, and Transportation: Moving Strange Fluids in a Unique Way.” His talk will be held on Thursday, March 18, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Cao Writes Paper, Creates App for COVID-19 Detection

Yongtao Cao, a statistician in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, has written a paper on monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater, and has written an app to predict the number of COVID-19 cases for a provided SARS-CoV-2 concentration level in the wastewater.

S-COAM Scholars Discuss Careers at Alumni Panel

Alumni who participated in the Scholarships-Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) program at IUP will be meeting virtually with current IUP students to discuss their career paths.  The meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.