The faculty of the Department of Mathematics conducts world-class research, provides financial support to students, and contributes to publications in the following fields: nonlinear dynamics, complex dynamics, longitudinal data analysis, logistic regression modeling, statistical modeling, predictive modeling, error analysis of certain numerical schemes for PDEs, elliptic and parabolic PDEs, functional analysis, operator theory, orthogonal polynomials, special functions, data analytics, fusion science, Mathematical biology, wildlife epidemiology, perturbation techniques in fluid dynamics, and magnetic reconnection. A few research activities are funded through grants from federal agencies and national research laboratories, including the National Science Foundation, Virginia Space and Grants Consortium, and the U.S. Department of Energy. The department has a mathematics tutorial laboratory located in the Harvey Library on the second floor that is available for all students taking mathematics courses at Hampton University.
Our undergraduate students have earned scholarships from the Department of Defense SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation), Howard-Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the Gate’s Millennium Foundation. Our undergraduates and graduates have distinguished themselves by joining the workforce in Fortune-500 corporations or enrolling in the nation’s best graduate schools in various programs.
The Department of Mathematics hosts the Center for Fusion Research and Training, where associated faculty apply nonlinear dynamics in fusion science and train undergraduate and graduate students.
Many faculty in the department have won various awards, including the Best Teaching Award, Endowed University Professorship, Chancellor and Provost Innovative Teaching Award, E. L. Hamm, Sr. Distinguished Teaching Award, Siemens Westinghouse Science, and Technology Mentor Award. They have also served in leadership positions at the local and state professional societies.
Hampton, Virginia 23668
Dr. Arun Verma