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Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Think analytically and solve complex problems as you explore fields of advanced mathematics and statistics at DePauw. In classes of typically less than 20 students, master faculty will guide you through reading and writing mathematical proofs, modeling real-world scenarios and honing your ability to recognize and reason through problems to find a creative solution.

With majors in mathematics or actuarial sciences and minors in applied statistics, data science and mathematics, you will find many pathways at DePauw to successful careers in business, engineering, healthcare, IT and more.

Naima Shifa

The biggest part of my teaching is building connections with my students and creating a community in my classroom.-Naima Shifa


Naima Shifa teaching a math class

Internships Students Have Participated In:

  • CNO Financial Group

  • Cigna

  • New York Life Insurance Company

  • Great American Insurance Company

  • Swiss Re

  • RGA Insurance

  • Willis Tower Watson

  • Lewis & Ellis

  • Voya Financials

Graduate Programs

Graduate Schools Students Have Attended:

  • Columbia University

  • Cornell University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Notre Dame

  • University of Washington

  • Indiana University

  • UCLA

  • University of Minneapolis

  • Washington University


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  • Suman Balasubramanian, Ph.D., Mississippi State University. Research interests: graph theory; combinatorics; operations research.
  • Sutthirut Charoenphon, Ph.D., University of Memphis. Research interests: partial differential equations; control theory; and differential equations.
  • McKenzie Lamb, Ph.D., University of Arizona. Research interests: applied optimization; machine learning; gerrymandering; and quantitative reasoning education.
  • Nachimuthu Manickam, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Research interests: The Manickam-Miklós-Singhi conjecture; robot navigation in unknown terrains; and computer networks.
  • Mamunur Rashid, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Research interests: statistical computing; data visualization; data science; and applications of statistical methods, especially in public health and population studies.
  • Naima Shifa, Ph.D. , Bowling Green State University. Research interests: Measurement error models; epidemiology; and public health.
  • Zhixin Wu, Ph.D., ASA and MAAA, University of Rochester. Research interests: Probability models; stochastic partial differential equations; actuarial science and risk management focusing on the analysis and application of insurance products.