Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Research in Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics faculty members are actively engaged in original and state-of-the-art research projects. Their results are regularly published in peer-reviewed research journals. Some faculty have been awarded federal and/or state funding for their research.

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Research Areas

The research faculty is organized around the five following groups.


Applied Mathematics

Discrete Mathematics

Mathematics Education

Statistics and Probability


Funded Research/Scholarship

  • Long Qu, "Distance-based variable selection for high-dimensional biological data", sub-award from Iowa State University (PI: Dan Nettleton), funded by NSF (Mathematical Biology), 2013--2016
  • Thad Tarpey, "Statistical Methods for Mapping Human Brain Development", sub-award from NYU, funded by NIH (R01), 2012-2017
  • Dan Slilaty, "Topological Graph Theory and Matroid Theory", funded by Simons Foundation, 2012-2017
  • Ann Farrell and Sachiko Tosa, "Impact of Lesson Study as a Model of Collaborative Professional Development", funded by Ohio Department of Education, 2012-2013
  • K. T. Arasu, "Algebraic Methods to Design Signals", funded by AFOSR, 2012-2015
  • Michelle Reed, "Project KNOTtT 3.0: Mobilizing National Educator Talent", sub-award from OSU, funded by US Department of Education, 2011-2016
  • K.T.Arasu, "REU Supplement: Algebraic Methods in the Study of Some Problems in Communication Engineering", funded by NSF, 2011-2013
  • "Fully Nonlinear Equations in Complex Geometry" (PI: Q.Li), funded by NSF, 2011-2014.
  • "Algebraic Methods in the Study of Some Problems in Communication Engineering" (PI: Arasu), funded by NSF, 2010-2013.
  • "Implementing Lesson Study and Measuring Its Impact on Teacher Development" (co PIs: Appova, Farrell, Tosa), funded by ODE, 2010-2011.
  • "Two Problems in Statistical Inference" (PI: Wang), funded by NSF, 2009-2012
  • "Signal Designs via Combinatorical Designs" (PI: Arasu), funded by AFOSR, 2008-2011.
  • "Project KNOTtT (Kansas, Nevada, Ohio, and Texas: Transition to Teaching)" (PI: Reed), funded through OSU, 2008-2011.

Graduate Student Research

View recent Graduate Theses in OHIOLink

For additional information regarding research, visit individual faculty webpages.