2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 21, 2019  
2016-2017 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
 

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Root Hall, room A-115
Phone: 812-237-2130
Fax: 812-237-4296
E-mail: mathcs@indstate.edu

Department Chairperson: Dr. Elizabeth M. Brown

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Brown, Elizabeth M., Ph.D, University of Utah
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization:  Mathematics Education

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

Oberste-Vorth, Ralph, Ph.D., Cornell University
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization: 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
Specialization: Computer Science

Hopkins, Nora C., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Specialization:  Algebra

Hutchison, David, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization:  Mathematics, Computer Science

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

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

Assistant Professors

Frost, Jodi L., Ph.D., University of Idaho
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

Ko, Yi-Yin (Winnie), Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization: Mathematics Education

Rafiey, Arash, Ph.D., Royal Holloway University of London
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialization:  Computer Science

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers programs leading to the Master of Arts in Mathematics, Master of Science in Mathematics, Master of Arts in Computer Science, and Master of Science in Computer Science. 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. The Department maintains a modern Linux computer laboratory that is available for student use.

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, 412, and 413. 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.

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. The student who elects the Master of Science Program must complete Computer Science Research.

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