Message from the Chair

Jiguang Sun

Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Michigan Technological University! Mathematics and Statistics are of ever-increasing importance in science, technology, data analysis, and even popular culture, and the department plays a central role in the education and research at Michigan Tech. The department offers BS in Mathematics with options in Actuarial Science, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Business Analytics, Discrete Mathematics, General Mathematics, BS in Statistics, BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, MS in Mathematics, MS in Statistics, MS in applied Statistics (online), PhD in Mathematics, and PhD in Statistics.


Here are some of our current highlights:


  • The online MSAS program graduated its first 16 masters in Spring 2021.
  • Congratulations to Teresa Wood, who was promoted to Senior Lecturer, Benjamin Ong, who was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, and to Yang Yang, who was promoted to Professor.
  • Welcome Qian Zhang, new Assistant Professor in Computational Mathematics.
  • Welcome Chelsie Carne, Department Coordinator/Office Manager, and Kathleen Burke, Administrative Aide.

Whether you are a prospective student looking for a degree program or a prospective faculty member looking for a department that supports high-quality teaching and cutting-edge research, I hope you will browse our webpages and find the information you seek. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Jiguang Sun
Chair & Professor