The Department of Mathematics is happy to share that a new minor has been approved: Biostats. The minor gives students the opportunity to examine the ecology and environmental sciences through the lens of statistics and data analysis, thereby providing a stepping stone to diverse career options. 



The 2022-2023 academic year is poised to be an exciting time at Siena. To begin, the Department of Mathematics is hosting the MAA Seaway sectional meeting this fall, which will bring together the math community across the New York and neighboring states. 

The department also has a new program launching: Applied Math with Education Certification! This program uniquely allows you to specialize in one of three applied math tracks while earning teaching credentials. 

A congratulations is in order for Drs. Tosun and Greenhalgh, who were both promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective September 1st. Congrats gentlemen!



@Siena math meets pop culture:

For further details see the SCoop write-up available here, or check out the student reports on the origins of zombies and cost-effective ways to prevent uprisings, or watch a video presentation.




DataFest @ Siena 2023

March 24-26, 2023

Join us for a fun and friendly data analysis challenge.

At ASA DataFest, you’ll get a chance to get creative with data, mingle with professionals from industry and academia, and compete for prizes and glory! And, we’ll be providing free food throughout the weekend!

Over the course of the weekend, you will work in teams to find meaning from a large, rich, and complex dataset. Consultants who are faculty and industry professionals will be available to assist you.

Registration is now open. 


Contact Kursad Tosun at with any questions.

  • ANALYZING COVID AS A MATH PROBLEMReal-world applications of mathematics to model the spread of COVID-19 and a tick-borne illness were the subjects of two separate research projects by CURCA summer scholars.  For details see the write-up here

    Find out by minoring in the NEW statistics minor, which will start in Fall 2020. The new minor provides students with tools commonly used in statistical analysis and the interpretation of data. Therefore, the new minor is a perfect complement to quantitative majors, such as Data Science, Actuarial Science, Biology, and Math, among many many others. A special thanks goes out to Dr. Tosun for developing the program.
  • The Department of Mathematics is happy to share the news that 3 new math courses have been approved by the college. The courses, which focus on Regression analysis (MATH 372), Advanced Statistical Methods (MATH 375), and Fundamental Topics in Applied Math (MATH 399), are all slated for roll out sometime soon!

    Public health policies have mixed results depending on the infectious disease. Face coverings, for example, have flattened the curve against COVID-19, but they will be of little use during a zombie outbreak. For details on how to survive, click here 

Get Ahead of the Game

Whether developing software, designing an experiment, or interpreting experimental data, Siena’s math courses will help you build a strong foundation to make you more efficient and effective. Adding a math minor provides you with an edge in the job marketplace-no matter what your goals!

Jon Bannon

Department Chair, Professor of Mathematics