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WVU continues to be rated as an R1, or very high research activity, institution, the most elite category for research-focused schools, alongside such institutions as Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Johns Hopkins. Only 130 of the nation’s 4,500 colleges and universities attain this ranking.

Research Areas Listing


Algebra, an immense area of mathematics, is the study of mathematical symbols and the rules for regulating these symbols.

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Applied Analysis

Research by members of this group involves the use of mathematical analysis to solve real-world problems.

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Applied Mathematics

Our research aims to employ or adapt existing mathematical concepts to help solve problems emerging from various fields of study, and, increasingly, in everyday life.

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Combinatorics and Graph Theory

Both of these areas of research have applications in computer science, data science, biology, social network theory and neuroscience.

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Mathematics Education

Research in mathematics education seeks to understand the nature of mathematical thinking, teaching and learning as well as how to improve mathematics instruction.

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Probability and Statistics

Many models in engineering and physical sciences can be explained and approximated using the probabilistic and statistical tools.

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Set Theory and Topology

Set theory and general topology provide fundamental theoretical structures on which other areas of mathematics are constructed.

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