Many MSCS students collaborate with their professors in research and/or engage in internships during college.

There are opportunities for paid summer research supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Keck Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Some students live on campus and are paid to do research with faculty sponsors. Other students have attended summer research programs (REU) at other universities around the country. In addition to publishing, many of our students attend national meetings of mathematics, statistics, and computer science professional societies and present their work.


MSCS students connect with the local and national community through paid internships and volunteering. Some recent internships:

Mo Liu '12 (Beijing, China), Cooperative Energy Futures

Mame Diarra Gueye '11 (Dakar, Senegal), Credit Suisse Securities

Wanyi Li '11 (Shanghai, China), Project for Pride in Living

Yenee Soh '11 (Seoul, South Korea), Science Museum of Minnesota

Lijuan Wang '11 (Shan Dong, China), Gigi's Guide

Emily Merrill '10 (Coppell, Texas), Great River Greening

Tao Wen '10 (Shanghai, China), Kramer, Lathrop, Brewer Financial

Sami Saqer '10 (Gaza Strip, Palestine), Thomson Reuters

Isaac Sparling '10 (New York, N.Y.), GroupLens Research, University of Minnesota

Robin Weiss '10 (Takoma Park, Md.), Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

Collaborative Research

Some of the peer-reviewed collaborative papers that have resulted from such collaborations follow.

Aaron Schlafly ('93) and Stan Wagon, Carmichael's conjecture is valid below 10^10,000,000, Mathematics of Computation 63 (1994) 415–419. Find in Digital Commons

Claire and Helaman Ferguson, Dan Schwalbe, Tamas Nemeth ('99), and Stan Wagon Invisible Handshake, The Mathematical Intelligencer, 21:4 (Fall 1999) 30–35. Find in Digital Commons

John Bruning, Andy Cantrell ('02), Robert Longhurst, Dan Schwalbe, Stan Wagon, "Rhapsody in White: A victory for mathematics," The Mathematical Intelligencer, 22:3 (2000) 37–40. Find in Digital Commons

Chris Bremer ('02) and Danny Kaplan, "Markov Chain Monte Carlo Estimation of Nonlinear Dynamics from Time Series," Physica D, 160 (2001). Find in Digital Commons

John Renze, ('01) Stan Wagon, B. Wick, "The Gaussian Zoo," Experimental Mathematics, 10, pp 161–173 (2001).

Andy Cantrell ('02), Tom Halverson, Brian Miller('02), "RSK Insertion for Cyclotomic Hecke Algebras," Journal of Combinatorial Theory A, 99 (2002).

Michael Schneider and Tamas Nemeth ('99), "A Simulation Study of the OSPF/OMP Routing Algorithm," Computer Networks, 4 (2002).

Tom Halverson and John Farina ('01), "Character orthogonality for the partition algebra and fixed points of permutations," Adv. in Appl. Math., 31 (2003), no. 1, 113–131.

Momar Dieng ('00), Tom Halverson, and Vahe Poladian ('99), Characters of the q-rook monoid, J. Algebraic Combin., 17 (2003), no. 2, 99–123. Find in Digital Commons

Shoop E, Casaes P ('04), Onsongo G ('04), Lesnett L ('03), Petursdottir EO ('04), Donkor EK ('04), Tkach D ('03), Cosimini M ('05), "Data exploration tools for the Gene Ontology database," Bioinformatics. 2004 Dec 12;20(18):3442–54

Tom Halverson and Tim Lewandowski ('03), "RSK Insertion for Set Partitions and Diagram Algebras," Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 11(2), (2004–2005) R24.

Dale Beihoffer, Jemimah Hendry '03, Albert Nijenhuis, and Professor Stan Wagon, "Faster algorithms for Frobenius numbers," Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 12:1 (2005) R27

William Briggs, Stephen Becker, Adrianne Pontarelli ('04), and Stan Wagon, The dynamics of falling dominoes, UMAP Journal, 26:1 (Spring 2005) 35–47

Susan Fox and Peter Anderson-Sprecher (’06), "Robot Navigation Using Integrated Retrieval of Behaviors and Routes", Proceedings of the 19th International FLAIRS Conference (Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society), AAAI Press, Menlo Park, CA. Presented at Melbourne Beach, Florida, May 2006. Find in Digital Commons

Lewin, D. ('09) and Addona, V. (2007) "Measuring player contribution in the NBA". 2007 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Section on Statistics in Sports, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, pp. 2578–2580.

Daniel Flath, Tom Halverson, and Kathryn Herbig ('06), "The Planar Rook Algebra and Pascal's Triangle," L'Enseignement Mathématique, (2) 55 (2009), 77–92. Find in Digital Commons

Addona, Vittorio and Roth, Jeremy (2010) "Quantifying the Effect of Performance-Enhancing Drug Use on Fastball Velocity in Major League Baseball," Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports: Vol. 6 : Iss. 2, Article 6.