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Mathematics and Computer Science

Concepts and techniques of data science, mathematics, and computer science play a vital role in everyday life. The curriculum and other activities of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science reflect this.

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Computer Science

Our computer science program offers students a theoretical foundation essential for graduate studies as well as the practical tools required for a variety of careers that include computer programming, software development, database administration, systems administration, and Web development. Our connections to Chicago facilitate a variety of internship opportunities that help our students prepare for the ever-changing technology needs of the workplace and the myriad career paths that are related to computer science.

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Mathematics

Our mathematics program offers students a solid and comprehensive foundation in both theoretical and applied mathematics, leaving students well prepared for the pursuit of graduate studies or a wide array of career paths related to mathematics. Our program provides a solid foundation in traditional theoretical mathematics. In keeping with the demands of an increasingly technical and automated workplace, we also feature robust coursework in applied mathematics and statistics, with a particular focus on computational mathematics and various applications of computing and computing theory in mathematics and data science. Mathematics is a naturally collaborative discipline affording students the rich opportunity to merge quantitative and analytic interests with other interests in the natural and social sciences, and/or humanities.

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Data Science

Our data science program responds to an ever intensifying societal demand for expertise in the management and analysis of data. An exponential growth of data, in the forms of text, numerical information, graphs, and images has occurred within virtually every academic discipline and in all aspects of life. 

Learn more about our data science major and minor

Mathematics

Mathematics Professors
  • DeJuran Richardson specializes in Biostatistics, with emphases in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials and health disparities research
  • Enrique Treviño specializes in Analytic and Computational Number Theory. He is also heavily involved in problem-solving mathematics competitions such as the Math Olympiad and the Putnam Competition.
  • Arthur Bousquet specializes in Applied Mathematics, with emphases in scientific computing and numerical analysis.
  • Andrew Gard specializes in Applied Mathematics, with emphases in modeling and optimization.
Internships
  • Uline
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Fisher Financial Partners, Inc.
  • Loop Capital Markets, LLC
  • AON
  • City of Lake Forest
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Coherent Economics

Computer Science

Computer Science Professors
  • Sugata Banerji specializes in computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
  • Craig Knuckles specializes in software engineering, database-driven Web applications, Linux system administration, and statistical computing
  • Arthur Bousquet specializes in Applied Mathematics, with emphases in scientific computing and numerical analysis.
Internships
  • AT&T
  • Chicago Scene
  • JPV Financial
  • 3PlusLearning
  • eRoom Securities
  • Digital Voice Systems, Inc.
  • Motorola Solutions
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Pro Sports Experience
  • City of Lake Forest – IT Department
  • Platinum Design and Development
  • Hyatt
I left my internship with so much more knowledge in many concepts.

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Contact Us

DeJuran Richardson
Ernest H. Volwiler Professor of Mathematics
Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science
Lillard Science Center 358
847-735-5159
dejuran@lakeforest.edu

Harriet Doud
Department Supervisor
847-735-5121
doud@lakeforest.edu