Research & Initiatives

Mathematics Research & Initiatives at UCCS

Research Interests

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The Math Department at UCCS is home to a diverse and accomplished faculty with expertise spanning a wide range of mathematical fields, including algebra, nonlinear waves, applied mathematics, differential equations, applied analysis, computational mathematics, probability, and statistics.


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The Math Department sponsors a weekly series of colloquia exploring emerging research in both pure and applied fields for faculty and students.

Algebra Seminar

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The ARCS Seminar is the premier seminar of Algebras and Rings in Colorado Springs (ARCS), providing a monthly forum for a wide range of participants to learn more about algebraic topics and their connections to other areas of mathematics. The Seminar hosts talks on all aspects of algebra and related mathematics, including such topics as Operator Algebras, C*-algebras, or von Neumann algebras. 

Analysis and Applications Seminar

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This seminar welcomes faculty and students from the Pikes Peak region who are interested in applications of contemporary research in analysis of all sorts. It is intended to have a very informal format, with several seminars in the format of a workshop rather than lecture format, introducing the audience to topics that are of current interest and are normally not covered in the standard math curriculum.

In spring semesters, the seminar focuses on the Math Clinic, a new program for graduate and undergraduate mathematics students designed to provide provide an opportunity to directly experience how their studies can translate to solving immediate and relevant problems in a tangible way. Because each project is organized as a research group, students are also provided with opportunities to understand how their current skills and interests can contribute to multi-faceted and often complex team projects; such opportunities are extraordinarily valuable in helping students understand their strengths and weaknesses in a safe environment designed to encourage growth. Furthermore, because these projects often require expertise from several distinct domains, students gain insight into problem-solving approaches and tools which they may not have otherwise encountered as part of their core education.


Nonlinear Waves Seminar

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The weekly Nonlinear Waves seminar is motivated by wave phenomena in various systems. However, more broadly, we are interested in computational and applied mathematics. All are welcome to attend. All meetings are in-person, unless specified otherwise.

If you would like to give a talk, email Justin Cole ( Currently, seminars are held Wednesdays from 4-5 pm in OSB B215.

Distinguished Lecturer Series

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The Math Department usually sponsors one distinguished lecture each year, with speakers coming from around the world. 

Colorado Nonlinear Days Conference

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In April 2023, the UCCS Department of Mathematics is hosting a two-day conference bringing together participants from several top mathematics programs (CU-Boulder, University of New Mexico, SUNY Buffalo, Colorado School of Mines, Los Alamos National Lab, University of Washington, and UCCS) for talks on nonlinear theory and emerging applications.