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COURSE REQUEST: Spring 2018 course request occurs OCTOBER 17-24, 2017. If you tried to course request an undergraduate math course and received an error, please complete the course request survey.

CREDIT-BY-EXAM: Sign-up times for credit-by-exam, end of Fall 2017
MONDAY, December 11, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
TUESDAY, December 12, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, December 13, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Fall 2016 Credit by Exam Information

New Change of Major Policy. Next Open Period: December 18,2017 - January 26, 2018

Sign up for Senior Composite photos on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31

The 39th Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest with be held 9:00am - 11:30am on Saturday, October 21.

The Putnam Mathematical Competition with be held 10:00am - 1:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm on Saturday, December 2.

Tenure-track cryptography / cryptanalysis search

Tenure-track high performance computational mathematics search

Tenure-track quantum information search

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Featured Research

Lauren Childs - Professor Childs' research concerns the use of mathematical and computational models to understand biological dynamics. Epidemiological models of disease dynamics are used to understand how, when and where pathogens will spread. Traditionally these models consider all individuals to be identical - equally likely to get or transmit an infection. However, the unique dynamics within each individual occurring between a pathogen and the host?s immune response alter how the disease will spread at a population level. Similarly, spread of the disease through a population can impact a host?s ability to respond to the current and future infections, i.e. through the acquisition of immunity. Multi-scale mathematical and computational models of disease dynamics, which incorporate heterogeneity of individuals at both within-host and between host scales, are important for the development and implementation of treatment strategies. Analysis of these models uses mathematics from a variety of fields including dynamical systems, differential equations, stochastic modeling, numerical analysis and network theory.

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