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Graduate student resources

Thesis formatting

Requirements for Research & Thesis

There are specific deadlines each semester for a "Format Check" of the thesis and for "Final Submission" of the thesis that usually come two weeks before and on the last day of the semester respectively. Failure to meet these deadlines will delay graduation by a semester. Check with your advisor for the date of the appropriate deadlines.

  • Required attendance a graduate thesis formatting review held each semester

Graduate students finishing up research, have an incomplete or are completing their last semester at another institution
Graduate and doctoral student enrollment in CAND 99100, CAND 99200, or CAND 99300 is dependent on remaining requirements. Speak with your advisor for more information.

Graduate Student Examination Deadlines & Candidacy Course Info

If you are entering the last semester of your Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Science degree, it is important to know the graduation deadlines set by Purdue or Indiana University. Both the applied earth sciences Ph.D. and biostatistics Ph.D. are awarded by Indiana University; all other doctorate degrees are awarded by Purdue University.

Course Request Form

Use this form to submit a course request.

IUPUI Qualifying Exams Archive

Ph.D. Mathematics Qualifying Exams
Additional Mathematics Exams
Ph.D. Mathematical Statistics Qualifying Exams
Ph.D. Biostatics Qualifying Exams
M.S. Applied Statistics Comprehensive Exams

 

Purdue Archive

Recent Ph. D. Dissertations

H. Xu

2017; Universally optimal designs for the two-dimensional interference model.; Advisor: W. Zheng

L. Carichino

2016; Multi-scale mathematical modeling of ocular blood flow and oxygenation and their relevance to glaucoma.; Advisor: G. Guidoboni

S. Cassani

2016; Blood circulation and aqueous humor flow in the eye: multi-scale modeling and clinical applications; Advisor: G. Guidoboni

L. Li

2016; Maximum Emperical Likelihood Estimation in U-statistics Based General Estimating Equations; Advisor: H. Peng; Research Scientist - Statistics, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN. 

D. Prada

2016; A Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Nonlinear Porous Media Viscoelasticity with Applications in Ophthalmology.; Advisor: G. Guidoboni

Y. Yoo

2016; Strategies to Tackle Ill-posed Inverse Problems in Biological Systems; Advisor: Y. Molkov

S. Roth

2015; Ergodic properties of countable extensions; M. Misiurewicz; First Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Silesian University, Opava, Czech Republic

S. Rathnayake

2015; A p-adic Spectral Triple; S. Klimek; First Position: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

S. Wang

2015; Advisor: H. Peng; First/Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

A. Harsy

2014; Locally compact property A groups; Advisor: R. Ji; First Position: Assistant Professor, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Q. Lin

2013; A jackknife empirical likelihood approach to goodness of fit u-statistic testing with side information; Advisor: H. Peng; First Position: Consultant Statistician, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN; Current Position: Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN

T. Bothner

2013; Asymptotics of the Fredholm determinant corresponding to the first bulk critical universality class in random matrix models; Advisor: A. Its; First Position: CRM-ISM Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques (CRM), Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

J. Carter

2013; Commutants of composition operators on the Hardy space of the disk; Advisor: C. Cowen; First Position: Knowledge Engineer, Ke Labs, Inc., Carmel, IN

S. Kaschner

2013; Superstable manifolds of invariant circles and codimension-1 Bottcher functions; Advisor: R. Roeder; First Position: Teaching Postdoc, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

D. Thompson

2013; Restrictions to invariant subspaces of composition operators on the Hardy space of the disk; Advisor: C. Cowen; First position: Assistant Professor, Trine University, Angola, IN; Current position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Taylor University, Upland, IN

S. Chamblee

2012; Dynamics of twisted tent maps; Advisor: M. Misiurewicz; First position: Junior Actuary, Indiana Department of Insurance, Indianapolis, IN

A. Dovzhenok

2012; Mathematical models of basal ganglia dynamics; Advisor: L. Rubchinsky; First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

M. McBride

2012; D-bar and Dirac operators on classical and quantum domains; Advisor: S. Klimek; First position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

K. Liechty

2010; Exact solutions to the six-vertex model with domain wall boundary conditions and uniform asymptotics of discrete orthogonal polynomials on an infinite lattice; Advisor: P. Bleher; First position: Postdoctoral Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Current position: Assistant Professor, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

B. Bieth

2009; Developing fast and accurate parallel solver for multi-scales biochemical reacting systems; Advisor: R. Chin; First position: Modeler, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland

R. Hemphill

2009; Robust equilibria: normal-form, extensive-form, and repeated games; Advisor: W. Geller; First position: Actuarial Consultant, Timmerberg and Associates, Indianapolis, IN; Current position: Senior Actuary, California Department of Insurance, Los Angeles, CA 

L. Hong

2009; Limiting performance of a one-unit system under various repair models; Advisor: J. Sarkar; First position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Bradley University, Peoria, IL; Current position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Actuarial Science, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA 

D. Niles

2009; Riemann-Hilbert-Birkhoff inverse monodromy problem and connection formulae for the third Painleve transcendents; Advisor: A. Its; First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, IUPUI, IN

B. Ramsey

2008; A generalization of the Lyndon-Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence for polynomial cohomology.; Advisor: R. Ji; First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, IUPUI, IN; Current position: Ross Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

R. Mallison

2007; Zeros of sections of exponential sums; Advisor: P. Bleher, First position: Assistant Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, IN; Current position: Associate Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, IN

V. Fokin

2005; Six-vertex model with domain wall boundary conditions: Riemann-Hilbert approach; Advisor: P. Bleher; First position: Assistant Research Professor, IUPUI, IN; Current Position: Senior Applied Mathematician at Roche Diagnostics

S. Ulgen

2005, K-exactness of group C*-algebras, Advisor: J. Kaminker, First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, MS

X. Di

2003, Real zeros of random polynomials: scaling and universality, Advisor: P. Bleher, First position: Senior Staff Data Analyst, Affymetrix

G. Sirotkin

2002, Compact-friendly operators, Advisor: Y. Abramovich, First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, MS

R. Melton

2002, Positive operators in the functional calculus, Advisor: Y. Abramovich, First position: Assistant Professor, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

D. Mukhin

2001, Properness and Von Neumann-Morgenstern utility functions, Advisor: Y. Abramovich, First position: Actuary, Conseco, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

K. Hansen

2000, Hochshild homology of morita equivalent etale groupoids, Advisor: R. Ji, First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University, IN

Graduation and Commencement

Undergraduate students

1) Complete the online graduation application & survey

  • May Graduation Application deadline: October 15
  • August Graduation Application deadline: January 15
  • December Graduation Application deadline: May 15

Undergraduate graduation audit
School of Science undergraduate students who have submitted the online graduation application for graduation will have a graduation audit prepared approximately 6 weeks before the start of their final semester/summer session.

    • Graduation audits are only prepared for students after they have registered for their final semester.
    • The School of Science Dean's Office and the student's major department will review the graduation audit. Both departments will determine if a student is recommended for graduation.
    • An e-mail will be sent to a student's IUPUI e-mail account regarding the graduation recommendation. Students who are not recommended for graduation will be provided with the list of remaining requirements that need to be completed before recommendation will be considered.
    • Any student whose remaining requirements are not completed in a timely manner will be removed from the graduation list.

Undergraduates who are finishing up research, an incomplete or last semester is at another institution
Undergraduate enrollment in CAND 99100 is only required for students who are not registered for any other course in the semester of graduation. This would include students completing course work, with prior approval, at another university, or students finishing an incomplete or research, for example. If enrolled in minimally one course in the final semester, then enrollment in CAND 99100 is not required. For questions, contact Darryl Newsom.

2) Review commencement details

 

Graduate students

1) Complete the online graduation application & survey

  • May Graduation Application deadline: October 15
  • August Graduation Application deadline: January 15
  • December Graduation Application deadline: May 15

2) Create thesis and schedule a thesis format review

Manuals for Thesis Preparation
All School of Science graduate students, with the exception of those pursuing an M.S. in geology or Ph.D. in applied earth sciences, should review Purdue University guidelines for thesis preparation.

Graduate students finishing up research, have an incomplete or are completing their last semester at another institution
Graduate and doctoral student enrollment in CAND 99100, CAND 99200, or CAND 99300 is dependent on remaining requirements. Speak with your advisor, email Mary Harden or call her at 317-278-0214 for more information.

Graduate Student Examination Deadlines & Candidacy Course Info
If you are entering the last semester of your Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Science degree, it is important to know the graduation deadlines set by Purdue or Indiana University. Both the applied earth sciences Ph.D. and biostatistics Ph.D. are awarded by Indiana University; all other doctorate degrees are awarded by Purdue University.

3) Review commencement details

 

Commencement

 

IUPUI commencement activities for the school year are in May.  Students who complete degrees in December 2016, May and August 2017, are all eligible to participate. Please review the commencement 2017 FAQ.

Spring commencement - 2 ceremonies

 
University contact information for inquiries about graduation day

School of Science contact information

  • Undergraduate students, email Darryl Newsom or call her at 317-274-0684
  • Master and Doctoral students, email Mary Harden or call her at 317-278-0214
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Professional & Career Resources

Information about Careers for Mathematical Sciences Graduate Students

Employment for mathematicians is expected to grow much faster than the average compared to all other occupations for the 2008-2018 decade, however, keen competition for jobs is expected. Employment of mathematicians is projected to increase by 22% partly due to advancement in technology. (2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Education - Where will your degree take you?

Bachelor Degree 

Masters Degree

Doctoral Degree (PhD)

Entry level positions in the actuarial field, with the federal government, financial institutions, industry, primary and secondary school math teachers, preparation for actuarial exams, preparation for admission to professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary, law

Positions in industry, government, and non-profits related to applied research and development and teachers at high school and community colleges

Positions in basic and independent research in universities and government, university faculty, and advancement to managerial positions

General Career Resources/Job Boards

Mathematics

Statistics

Professional Organizations & Associations

 

Graduate Student Organizations

AMS Student Chapter at IUPUI

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is an association of professional mathematicians dedicated to the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, and serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs.  The IUPUI student chapter organizes events for the needs of graduate students including faculty research talks, mini-courses and qualifying exam workshops.

SIAM Student Chapter at IUPUI

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is a national organization dedicated to promoting interest in applied mathematics and providing a community for mathematicians from various fields. The study of applied mathematics and computational methods are necessary and essential tools to confront and solve many real-world problems. Through its publications, research, and community, SIAM strives to promote unity and build cooperation between mathematicians and the various worlds of science and technology for the purpose of generating progress on these frontiers.  SIAM

School of Science Graduate Student Council

The School of Science Graduate Student Council seeks to address the needs and concerns of graduate and professional students in the School of Science. 

IUPUI Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

The GSO is the official voice of 8,000+ graduate and professional students on the IUPUI campus. 

American Statistical Association (ASA) promoting the practice and profession of Statistics

Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM)

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

Mathematical Association of America (MAA) - a professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the world's largest mathematics education organization, with 60,000 members and more than 230 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.

Society of Actuaries (SOA)

A professional organization for actuaries based in North American.  The Society's vision is for actuaries to be recognized as the leading professionals in the modeling and management of financial risk and contingent events.

More Graduate Student Organizations

There are several graduate student organizations at IUPUI. These organizations help to bring a sense of graduate community to the campus and provide feedback to administrators about policies and issues affecting graduate students. Under filters select "categories" followed by "Graduate and Professional Students" for a list of graduate student organizations along with their description.  

Alumna still driven by the beauty of mathematics

Marianne Mckenzie 2011 Alumna, B.S. Mathematics, 2012 Graduate University of Oxford