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03/27/2018 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Topology Seminar - Speaker: Robert Haraway
03/27/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Math Club Meeting

Dr. Jaco receives Eminent Faculty Award

Jaco Eminent Faculty 2017

       Dr. Pamela Fry, Vice Provost, presents Dr. William Jaco with the 2017 Eminent Faculty Award


Dr. William Jaco was awarded the Eminent Faculty Award on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He is being honored for his sustained, outstanding contributions to scholarly-creative activity, teaching, and service, thus bringing honor and recognition to Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Jaco’s service to Oklahoma State University and the Department of Mathematics is abounding. He has served as Head of the Department of Mathematics on two separate occasions; 1982-1987 and 2011- present. He has been the Executive Director of the Initiative for Mathematics Learning by Inquiry since 2016, a Regents Professor since 2008, and a Grayce B. Kerr Endowed Chair since 1993.

The Department of Mathematics at OSU is fortunate to have Dr. Jaco. He is a venerable faculty member who is regularly reaching out to bring resources to Oklahoma State University, while maintaining a bolstering presence at conferences and other math functions. Congratulations to Dr. William "Bus" Jaco on receiving Oklahoma State University’s highest faculty honor. 

You can find more about Dr. Jaco’s award here.

OK-LSAMP at Field of Dreams Conference


OK-LSAMP Attendees: Ward, Beauty-Joy, Dr. Jaco, Dante
                                               OK-LSAMP 2017 Field of Dreams Conference Attendees
                             Pictured from left to right: Wade Peterson, Beautiful-Joy Fields, Dr. Jaco, Dante Huerta


OK-LSAMP students attended the 2017 Field of Dreams Conference in St. Louis from November 3- November 5. The Field of Dreams Conference is put on by The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, to help attain the goal of "ensuring that every underrepresented or underserved American student with the talent and the ambition has the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a mathematical science."  Specifically, this conference brings together faculty, undergraduate student and graduate students to work together, sharing strategies for graduate success, tips on finding the best fit graduate program, advice on the graduate school application process, and discussing the positive and negatives of different career paths. 

This year's conference featured keynote speaker Dr. Garikai Campbell, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Morehouse College. In addition, Dr. Christine Darden, a retired NASA Mathematician, data analyst and aeronautical engineer, spoke and was a panelist on "Hidden Figures No More." 

Oklahoma State University is proud to be the lead institution of The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP). Department of Mathematics Head, Dr. Jaco, attended the 2017 Field of Dreams Conference to represent OK-LSAMP and show Oklahoma State University's commitment to helping all students to Connect, Achieve and Succeed. 

Emory Station train exhibit opened in memory of Emory Richmond



On November 1st, an open house was held at the Oklahoma Wondertorium to officially open Emory Station. Please read the Stillwater News Press article about the station and Emory; the little boy whose memory the station carries on. 


Emory Station


The Department of Mathematics at OSU is proud to have contributed to the success of past students. Below is a selection of those students that demonstrate what can be accomplished with a degree from the OSU math department!


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Mathematics Advisor, Cara Brun with tips to succeeding in mathematics

Mathematics Advisor, Cara Brun, shares pointers for making the grade in the video below. Call 744-5658 to make an appointment to speak with Ms. Brun.



Mathematics Advisor Cara Brun with tips to succeeding in mathematics

Mathematics Advisor, Cara Brun, shares pointers for making the grade in the video below. Call 744-5658 to make an appointment to speak with Ms. Brun.



Dr. John Rice, Distinguished Alumnus

 Dr. Rice

On Friday, September 22, The College of Arts and Sciences recognized Hall of Fame honorees, Rising Stars and Distinguished Alumni. Among the twenty-one Distinguished Alumni recognized was Dr. John Rice, the W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Purdue University.  Dr. Rice earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Mathematics from OSU in 1954 and 1956 before receiving his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. During his time as an undergraduate in the OSU Math Department, Dr. Rice published "Electronic Brains"; a work that demonstrates his progression towards the computer sciences. In 1964, Dr. Rice joined the faculty at Purdue University as Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. From 1983-1996 he served as the Department Head of the Computer Sciences Department.

Below are a few words shared about Professor Rice at the ceremony, as well as photos from the event.


Dr. Jaco and Pete
Dr. & Mrs. Rice with Pete
Jacos & Rice Daughter


Dr. Rice is founder of the ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software and is on several other editorial boards. He is the past chair of the Computing Research Association, a fellow of the AAAS and the ACM and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Rice has published 30 books including Solving Elliptic Problems with ELLPACK (1985), Mathematical Aspects of Scientific Software (1988), Expert Systems for Scientific Computing (North Holland, 1992) and Enabling Technologies for Computational Science (Kluwer, 2000). He has published over 300 journal articles and has 6 patents in computer security. Dr. Rice was honored as the Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1974 and the W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor from 1989-2004.

The Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University is happy to join the College of Arts and Sciences in recognizing Dr. Rice's contribution to the fields of mathematics and computer science.

Dr. Mantini, an Outstanding Advisor!

This spring, Dr. Lisa Mantini was recognized at the Arts & Sciences Awards Banquet as the 2017 Outstanding Advisor. Dr. Mantini is dedicated to her role as advisor, taking time to genuinely get to know her advisees and help them forge a path that best suits their interests, talents and goals. Congratulations to Dr. Mantini on this acknowlegement of your hardwork and dedication to Oklahoma State University and its students.  


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Bending the Rules of Geometry

Dr. Henry Segerman's collaborative work with others in the areas of mathematics,  immersive technology, and video journalism appeared in The New York Times Magazine's Daily 360. Watch "Bending the Rules of Geometry" below!

Visit Us

Useful Links:

Campus Parking Map

Visitor Parking 

The Department of Mathematics is located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Mathematical Sciences Building which is on the southeast corner of Monroe Street and Whitehurst Lane. (Whitehurst Lane is really a parking lot.) There are a few visitor parking meters in the Whitehurst lot but more visitor parking is available in both the Wentz garage and the Student Union Parking garage. The main office is located in 401 MSCS and office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. 

2017 Outstanding Math Senior Timothy Alland on Pursuing Math

Check out 2017 Outstanding Math Senior, Timothy Alland, describing what brought him to math and its "pure truth."


Calculate the Savings!

Did you know that the Math department rents out calculators each semester at no cost? You can check one out if you are enrolled in a MATH, NOC-MATH, STAT or NOC-STAT course. Best yet, the calculator is yours to use for the entire semester and only costs you if it is turned in late or damaged! OSU Department of Mathematics cares about its students, so whether you need a calculator for one or three classes, stop in at the beginning of the semester to check one out! 

SST Software Scholarship

SST Software, headquartered in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an international leader in providing the farming industry with agricultural information management and decision support tools for efficient and profitable production. Through the use of enterprise-level agricultural software, they provide precision agricultural services and help manage nearly 90 million acres in 23 countries. The SST Software Scholarship supports outstanding students in mathematics and other technical fields at Oklahoma State University.

Award winners:

 Natalie Allsup

Departmental Documents

Below you will find essential documents for the Department of Mathematics:

RPT Forms

Personnel Document

Clinical Personnel Document

Work Assignment Policy - Clinical, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

Cummulative Review Document



Dr. Tallman accepted into STaR fellowship program 2017!

160825 michael tallman 001We are proud to announce that Dr. Michael Tallman has been accepted into the AMTE “Service, Teaching, and Research” (STaR) fellowship program for 2017!  With the goal to support the development of early career mathematics educators, the STaR fellowship is a yearlong program including a 6-day summer institute, academic year online networking, and a follow-up session in conjunction with the annual AMTE conference. Through these opportunities, Dr. Tallman will be able to bolster his network of mathematics education professors. Working with colleagues that have different experiences in the field will aid each fellow by helping them to effectively teach mathematics to a broader audience. Congratulations again to Dr. Tallman on earning this competitive fellowship.

Dr. Francisco- 2016 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Francisco, recipient of the 2016 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award! We are excited that Dr. Francisco is being recognized for the exemplary effort that he has put into his teaching.  To be considered for this award, letters of nomination from the dean and a student were required. In addition, supporting letters from the department head, faculty members and students/alumni were needed for the application. Dr. Francisco is now in his 10th year at OSU and, as a result, finding faculty and students that could attest to his excellence in teaching was not a burden.

Throughout the letters submitted for his application, here are a few of the things that peers and students had to say about Dr. Francisco.

“[Dr. Francisco] deserves recognition for his selfless service to the students of OSU, the Department of Mathematics, and Oklahoma State University.”

“His teaching style is highly engaging and motivational”

“…Taught in a way that helped us truly learn the material.”

“He shines as a research mentor”

 “His work for student success has benefited not only the department but also the university as a whole.”

“[He] betters the people around him by being a man of great character, knowledge, and compassion.”

 “…Pivotal in my decision to continue my career in mathematics”

“OSU is very lucky indeed to count him as one of ours.”

Congratulations again to Dr. Francisco on receiving this award; this token of recognition only begins to represent the impact you have on your department and students.


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MSCS 513

 Francisco Cynthia  Cynthia Francisco

MSCS 431

 No Picture  Janice French

MSCS 512

 No Picture Stacee Harmon

MSCS 436

 Kighuradze David David Kighuradze

MSCS 431

Kim Sun Mi 2 Sun-Mi Kim

MSCS 436

Petty Gerri Gerri Petty

MSCS 512

 Quinn Emily Emily Quinn

MSCS 431

 Stapleton David David Stapleton

MSCS 436

 Strande Karen Karen Strande

MSCS 435

 Weaver John John Weaver

WIL 232

Koslow Undergraduate Mathematics Research Experience Scholarship


Award Winners:

 2017  Field Watts
 2016  Timothy Alland


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Theresa Cara Brun


LSE 213

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Breanna Jansa


MSCS 401

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Mary Johnston


MSCS 402 B

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Angela McFarlin


MSCS 402 D

Visiting Faculty


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Dr. Michael DiPasquale

Visiting Assistant Professor

MSCS 420

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Dr. Andrew Eisenberg

Visiting Assistant Professor

MSCS 524

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Dr. Robert Haraway

Postdoctoral Fellow

MSCS 441

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Dr. Benjamin Johnson

Postdoctoral Fellow

MSCS 507

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Dr. Koushik Ramachandran

Visiting Assistant Professor

MSCS 531

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Dr. Benjamin Wyser

Postdoctoral Fellow

MSCS 444



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Dr. Mahdi Asgari

Associate Professor

MSCS 525

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Dr. Leticia Barchini


MSCS 502 C

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Dr. Birne Binegar


MSCS 430

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Lee Ann Brown

Teaching Assistant Professor

MSCS 516

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Dr. Dana Brunson

Adjunct Professor

MSCS 106

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Dr. John Paul Cook

Assistant Professor

MSCS 406

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Dr. Bruce Crauder


LSE 201

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Dr. Allison Dorko

Teaching Assistant Professor

MSCS 507

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Dr. Detelin Dosev

Teaching Assistant Professor

MSCS 528

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Dr. Paul Fili

Assistant Professor

MSCS 532

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Dr. Christopher Francisco

Associate Professor

MSCS 401/407

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Dr. Anne-Katrin Gallagher

Assistant Professor

MSCS 511

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Dr. Amit Ghosh


MSCS 519 A

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Dr. Neil Hoffman

Assistant Professor

MSCS 523

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Dr. Weiwei Hu

Assistant Professor

MSCS 416

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Dr. William Jaco


MSCS 401/502 B

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Dr. Ning Ju

Associate Professor

MSCS 434

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Dr. Anthony Kable


MSCS 521

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Dr. JaEun Ku

Associate Professor

MSCS 437

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Dr. Jiri Lebl

Assistant Professor

MSCS 505

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Dr. Weiping Li


MSCS 526

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Dr. Lisa Mantini


MSCS 410

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Dr. Jeff Mermin

Associate Professor

MSCS 414

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Dr. Melissa Mills

Teaching Assistant Professor

MSCS 517

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Dr. John Robert Myers


MSCS 429

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Dr. Alan Noell


MSCS 404

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Dr. Michael Oehrtman


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Dr. Anand Patel

Assistant Professor 

MSCS 529

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Dr. Igor Pritsker


MSCS 519 C

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Dr. Edward Richmond

Assistant Professor

MSCS 427

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Dr. Walter Rusin

Assistant Professor

MSCS 530

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Dr. Jay Schweig

Assistant Professor

MSCS 433

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Dr. Henry Segerman

Assistant Professor

MSCS 504

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Dr. Michael Tallman

Assistant Professor

MSCS 417

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Donna Rae Tree

Teaching Assistant Professor

MSCS 515

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Dr. David Ullrich


MSCS 415

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Dr. David Wright


MSCS 527

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Dr. Jiahong Wu


MSCS 424

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Dr. Roger Zierau




Outstanding Staff Award

On Tuesday, August 30th, our very own Angela McFarlin was recognized at the annual College of Arts & Sciences Convocation. Angela was presented with an Outstanding Staff Award. While receiving the award, remarks from colleagues on her exemplary work performance were read aloud by Dean Danilowicz. Giving everyone in attendance a snapshot of the wonderful work that Angela does to maintain a welcoming environment and keep the math department running smoothly. Congratulations Angela, this is an award that only begins to speak to the outstanding effort that you put into the Math Department daily.

Graduate Students


Adhikari Rajan Rajan Adhikari

                    MSCS 418

 Azam SM  S.M. Faqruddin Ali Azam

                      MSCS 442  

 Ben Said Oussam  Oussam Ben Said

MSCS 443

 Bhat Ashwini2  Ashwini Bhat

MSCS 440

  Christopher Blankenship

MSCS 432

Gaswick Nicole2

Nicole Boardman

MSCS 431

 Bodiford Hailey2  Hailey Bodiford

MSCS 501

 Bryant Birch Birch Bryant

MSCS 419   

 Buss Eric Eric Buss

MSCS 443  

 Clark John Michael John Clark

MSCS 501

 DaSilva Natalia Natalia DaSilva

MSCS 412    

 Davis William William Davis

MSCS 442


 Denker Mark Mark Denker

MSCS 412

 Fancher Trevor Trevor Fancher

MSCS 408

 Giannopoulos Andreas2 Andreas Giannopoulos

MSCS 443

 Grigsby Travis2 Travis Grigsby

MSCS 501  

Gunna Ajeeth Reddy
Ajeeth Reddy Gunna

MSCS 408

 Hader Scott2 Scott Hader

MSCS 409

 Henderson Kichelle Kichelle Henderson

MSCS 413  

 Hewawsan Lakjayani Lakjayani Hewawasan

MSCS 501

 Ireland Josiah Josiah Ireland

MSCS 501

 Jahanbakht Nasfiseh2 Nafiseh Jahanbakht

MSCS 418

 James Carson Carson James

MSCS 438

 KimSean2 Shawn Kim

MSCS 438

 Kong Yuan2 Yuan Kong

MSCS 413

 Larson Scott2 Scott Larson

MSCS 440

 Londagin Vernon Vernon Londagin

MSCS 432

 Maiti Ayan Ayan Maiti

MSCS 409

 Malcom Alek2 Alek Malcom

MSCS 439

 Mandlik Nishad2 Nishad Mandlik

MSCS 408

 McCormick Jonathan2 Jonathan McCormick

MSCS 501

 McDonald Chris Christopher McDonald

MSCS 409

 Mishra Rohit Rohit Mishra

MSCS 412

Mudiyanselage Asitha Asitha Mudiyanselage  
 Pandey Uddhaba Raj Uddhaba Raj Pandey

MSCS 419

 Pirhadi Ali 2  Ali Pirhadi

MSCS 518

 Ray Mishty Mishty Ray

                           MSCS 419

 Simmons Courtney2  Courtney Simmons

MSCS 431

 Thakur Steve Steve Thakur

                       MSCS 413  

 Towers Eric2  Eric Towers

MSCS 501

 Uscanga Rosaura2  Rosaura Uscanga

MSCS 439

 Williams Nina2 Nina Williams

MSCS 418

 Wilson Matthew Matthew Wilson

MSCS 501

Xiao Bei 2 Bei Xiao

MSCS 442

 XieBin2 Bin Xie


 Yeager Aaron Aaron Yeager


 Zhang Mingming2 Mingming Zhang

MSCS 432

3013 Linear Algebra

Tutoring for Linear Algebra will be offered in the North Tutoring Room during the following hours:

Sunday 1:00pm-9:00pm, Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-9:00pm, and Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm. 

There will be a Linear Algebra and Differential Equations review weekly with Kameron on Monday from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Instructor MLSC Hours:

Instructor Course MLSC Hours MLSC Tutoring Room
Henry Segerman Linear Algebra Wednesday 1:00-2:00 North

College of Arts and Sciences Awards Banquet

The College of Arts & Sciences had their annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 13th. The awards banquet recognizes outstanding students from every department within the college. Some of our mathematics students were acknowledged for their exceptional work this year.

2015 Putnam Math Competition

The Putnam Math Competition, that was held on December 5th, 2015, has posted the competition results.

Awards Ceremony 2016

The annual award ceremony will be held Wednesday, March 30th from 3:30-5:00. Refreshments will be served at 3 and all are welcome to support our scholarship winners. Winners will be announced at the ceremony.