About Us

Message From The Department Head

Sat Gupta

Welcome to the UNC Greensboro Mathematics and Statistics Department!

On behalf of the faculty and students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, I invite you to browse this website. The Department offers a number of outstanding degree programs serving nearly 4,000 students every year. Included in these programs is a PhD in Computational Mathematics that offers an opportunity to write a dissertation in Computational Mathematics or Computational Statistics. We also offer a Doctoral Minor Program in Statistics geared primarily towards PhD students from other departments on campus.

In partnership with the UNCG Biology Department, we offer a world class Math Bio research program for undergraduate students. The program has received continuous funding from NSF for the past 12 years. Our Statistical Consulting Center provides generous support to campus community, both faculty and students, who are engaged in quantitative research. The Center has helped UNCG researchers secure numerous external grants. Some of the other services we offer include a Math Help Center that provides free one-on-one assistance for students enrolled in our undergraduate mathematics and statistics classes, and a Math Emporium for undergraduate students who wish to enroll in a College Algebra or Precalculus class taught in a non-traditional, hybrid format. Our Math Club provides an opportunity to connect with our faculty and students. We are also home to a Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics

The faculty consists of internationally recognized researchers in mathematics, statistics, and math education who have secured external funding from agencies including NSF, NSA, NIH, USDE, and the Simmons Foundation. Several of the faculty have won campus-wide teaching and research excellence awards. The outstanding faculty includes a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, two Fellows of the American Statistical Association, and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. The Department faculty also serve as Editors-in-Chief for two major international journals – Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice (Springer), and Topology and its Applications (Elsevier). The Department is also affiliated with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). These affiliations offer a host of professional development opportunities to our faculty and students.  

The department hosts an annual student conference – The UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference (RMSC), and a biennial international conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics (AISC). We also host a variety of special events, lecture series, and colloquia. 

We try to stay connected with our alumni. If you are an alum, please email me about yourself. We would love to connect with you and keep you abreast, through newsletters and annual reports, of all the wonderful things that happen in the department. If you need further information or would like to visit our department, do not hesitate to contact us. We are housed in the Petty Science Building on the UNCG campus, in the city of Greensboro, and are a part of the University of North Carolina System.


Sat Gupta

Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics