2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 20, 2024  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Mathematics and Computer Science


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GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED 

Master of Arts in Mathematics
Master of Science in Mathematics
Master of Arts in Computer Science
Master of Science in Computer Science
Transition to Teaching Program

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Root Hall, room A-146
Phone: 812-237-2130
Fax: 812-237-4296
E-mail: mathcs@indstate.edu

Interim Department Chairperson: Dr. Steven Pontius

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Chi, Henjin, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization: Numerical Analysis, Computer Science

Exoo, Geoffrey, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization: Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Computer Science

Jajcay, Robert, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization: Algebraic Combinatorics

Kopparty, Bhaskara Rao P.S., Ph. D., Indian Statistical Institute
Professor of Mathematics and Computr Science
Specialization: Analysis, Set Theory, Matrix Algebra.

Peng, Yuejian, Ph.D., Emory University
Professor of Computer Science
Specializaiton: Mathematics

Roberts, Charles E. Jr., Ph.D., University of Illinois
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization: Mathematics

Zhao, Cheng, Ph.D., West Virginia University
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization: Combinatorial Optimization, Graph Theory.

Associate Professors

Abhyankar, R.B., Ph.D., Purdue University
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Speccialization: Computer Science

Brown., Elizabeth, Ph.D., University of Utah
Associate Dean of Budgets and Personnel, College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Specialization: Mathematics Education

Johnson, Robert A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization: Mathematics

Sternfeld, Robert W., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specializations: Computer Science, Topology

Assistant Professors

Kim, Dong-Joong, Ph.D., The University of Georgia
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization: Mathematics Education

Kinne, Jeffrey J., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Specialization: Computer Science

Strayer, Jeremy F., Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Specialization: Mathematics Education

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers programs leading to the Master of Arts in Mathematics and Master of Science in Mathematics. A newly approved Master of Science in Computer Science Program is also available.  A concentration in computer science is also available with a mathematics degree.  In addition, graduate offerings support teacher education and advanced degree programs in other divisions and departments.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is located in Root Hall. Students are offered unlimited access to computing facilities in several microcomputer laboratories across campus operated by the University. In addition, the department operates its own Windows/NT microcomputer laboratory and a laboratory of Unix work stations.

The University library holdings in mathematics and computer science consist of a variety of mathematics journals and periodicals as well as numerous books in all areas. There is also a free database search service for graduate students. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Mathematics: Twenty-four credits of undergraduate mathematics are required for admission to a graduate mathematics program. Ordinarily this will include the calculus sequence and the equivalent of Mathematics 333, 380, 410, 413, and 416. Applicants with deficiencies may be granted conditional admission. In addition, all general requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies must be met.

Computer Science: A suitable background in computer science, including courses in algorithms, formal methods, and theory of computation is required for admission to the computer science masters programs. Applicants with deficiencies may be granted conditional admission. In addition, all general requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies must be met.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Mathematics: A minimum of 32 credit hours is required for graduation. One-half of the credit hours must be in courses numbered 600 or above. The student who elects the master of arts program must complete a master’s thesis (699—6 hours.).

Mathematics, Computer Science Concentration: Students seeking a computer science concentration, in addition to fulfilling the requirements for admission to the graduate program in mathematics, should have completed the equivalent of Computer Science 256 and 365. The concentration consists of 12 hours of computer science courses, including at least three hours at the 600 level. The computer science concentration may be taken with either the master of arts or the master of science degree.

Computer Science: A minimum of 33 credits is required for graduation. One-half of the credits must be in courses numbered 600 or above. The student who elects the Master of Arts Program must complete a master’s thesis (699–6 credits). The student who elects the Master of Science Program must complete Computer Science Research (695–3 credits).

Mathematics and Computer Science Transition to Teaching Program: Students wishing to obtain Initial Teacher Licensure at the graduate level should consult the appropriate section of the Catalog dealing with post-baccalaureate non-degree licensure for secondary teachers (See Bayh College of Education, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology). 

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