SYSM Doctoral Program Produces Interdisciplinary Researchers

Math & Applied Math

SYSM Doctoral Program Produces Interdisciplinary Researchers

VCU’s Systems Modeling and Analysis Doctoral Program prepares mathematicians for jobs both inside and outside traditional academic fields, by training them in multiple areas of research by modeling systems to address  real, contemporary problems facing our world. The program’s curriculum combines intersecting mathematical disciplines including statistics, operations research, discrete mathematics, and applied mathematics to provide […]

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Mathematicians Make Progress on Unsolved Problems at Ideal Fest

“In my field of math, 99 percent of your time is spent pursuing avenues which are ultimately not fruitful. The one percent of the time that it does work, it can be revolutionary,” said Sean Cox, assistant professor of Mathematics at VCU. Cox is a mathematician whose research focuses on mathematical logic and set theory, […]

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Christine Darden to Speak at VCU

Friday, April 7th, 4:00 PM Academic Learning Commons 1107 Christine Darden, Ph.D., a retired NASA mathematician, data analyst and aeronautical engineer who is featured in “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” a 2016 book by Margot Lee Shetterly, will visit Virginia Commonwealth University in April. Darden will […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Staff Profile: Evelyn Bradshaw

Evelyn Fontaine Bradshaw is the Program and Administrative Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. She has been with VCU for four and a half years and with the College for one and a half years in the same department. Before coming to VCU, Ellen received her B.A. in English from Hollins University where […]

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Alumni spotlight: Derick Rivers

Derick L. Rivers, M.S. Mathematical Sciences ’09 and Ph.D. Systems Modeling & Analysis ’14, enjoyed a number of teaching positions during the time he pursued his graduate education, but his next position with the Food and Drug Administration will give him the opportunity to educate an entire nation. Derick earned his Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Morris […]

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VCU Mathematics Colloquium: Prof. Martin Golubitsky

Friday, February 6 3 pm Academic Learning Commons 2201 Patterns of Phase-Shift Synchrony: From Animal Gaits to Binocular Rivalry Prof. Martin Golubitsky Director, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University  

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Faculty Spotlight: Reuben Farley

During his 45 years at VCU, mathematics professor Dr. Reuben W. Farley has been awarded the VCU Distinguished Teaching Award, The State Council For Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award and The Council For Advancement Of Science Education Virginia Professor Of The Year Award. He has served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics […]

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Assistant Professor Wins Fulbright Research Grant

Dr. Craig Larson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, has won a Fulbright Research Grant to work with Gunnar Brinkmann at the University of Ghent on advancing research on graph theoretic independence number algorithms. Gunnar Brinkman is best known for discovering the Brinkmann graph in 1992; a 4-regular graph with 21 vertices […]

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Congratulations 2011 VCU Graduates!

Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 21.  For more on all things commencement, see the Commencement Website. The College of Humanities and Sciences will host a reception (cookies and punch) for our graduates from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms, 2nd Floor. College of Humanities and […]

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