2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 24, 2019  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Mathematics and Computer Science


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GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:

Master of Arts in Mathematics
Master of Arts in Computer Science
Master of Science in Mathematics
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

Department Chairperson: Dr. Steven Pontius

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

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

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

Jajcay, Robert, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Specialization: Algebraic Combinatorics

Kopparty, Bhaskara Rao P.S., Ph. D., Indian Statistical Institute
Specialization: Analysis, Set Theory, Matrix Algebra.

Roberts, Charles E. Jr., Ph.D., University of Illinois
Specialization: Mathematics

Zhao, Cheng, Ph.D., West Virginia University
Specialization: Combinatorial Optimization, Graph Theory.

Associate Professors

Brown., Elizabeth, Ph.D., University of Utah
Specialization: Mathematics Education

Johnson, Robert A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton
Specialization: Mathematics

Jones, Elizabeth, Ph.D., University of Utah
Specialization: Mathematics Education

Peng, Yuejian, Ph.D., Emory University
Specializaiton: Mathematics

Sternfeld, Robert W., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Specializations: Computer Science, Topology

Assistant Professors

Marcus, Gratiela, Ph.D., The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Specialization: Computational Theory, Computer Science

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers programs leading to the master of arts in mathematics and master of science in mathematics degrees. A newly approved master of science in computer science program is available starting in the fall 2009 semester.  A concentration in computer science is also available with 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 hours 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 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.). The student who elects the master of science program must complete Computer Science Research (695–3 hours.).

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 College of Education, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology). 

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