# Research and Centers

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## Research Interests

**Research in Mathematics **

Our department’s fields of interest cover a wide range of pure and applied mathematical fields. These include:

Commutative Algebra • Algebraic and Differential Geometry • Graph Theory • Combinatorics • Complex Analysis • Potential Theory • Harmonic Analysis • Category Theory • Topology • Symplectic Geometry • Differential Equations • Numerical Analysis • Dynamical Systems • Optimization • Mathematical Biology • Computational Materials Science • Modeling • Data Science • Quantum Computing • Artificial Intelligence

**Graduate Research Opportunities**

Mason has a vibrant PhD program, with more than 45 full-time PhD students and 10 part-time students. Graduates have a wide range of successful careers in academia, government, and industry. Students work closely with faculty to earn their PhD, with a significant percentage of students obtaining jobs in academia, industry, and government.

As part of the graduate program, students have access to several programs and institutes:

- Center for Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (CMAI).
- Mason Mathematics PhD Industrial Immersion Program (IIP).
- MSRI/SLMath Summer School. As institutional members of MSRI/SLMath, we are able to send several students per year to summer schools hosted by MSRI/SLMath.

**Undergraduate Research Opportunities**

Several research opportunities are available for undergraduate mathematics majors.

- Mason Experimental Geometry Lab for research in pure mathematics.
- Mason's Office of Student Scholarship Creative Activities and Research (OSCAR) program for undergraduate research
- Aspiring Scientists Summer Research Program for undergraduate research in the sciences.

Mason mathematics majors have the option of writing an honors thesis in a variety of topics in pure and applied mathematics under the supervision of mathematics faculty.

## Mathematical Sciences Research Center

## Mason Math Maker Lab

The Mason Math Maker Lab is housed in a room within the math department on the fourth floor of Exploratory Hall on the George Mason Fairfax Campus.

## Programs

Mason Mathematics PhD Industrial Immersion Program (IIP)

PhD students gain industrial experience through immersion in commercial and government labs. Students participate in interdisciplinary projects with Mason and external mentors.