This concentration focuses on the area of mathematics relevant to the transmitting and processing of information by digital or analog methods. In addition to meeting the requirements for classified standing in the Master of Science program in applied mathematics, students pursuing this concentration should also have completed one upper division course in algebra (MATH 320) before entering the program.
Additional courses at the 500- or 600-level in mathematics or in a related discipline may be selected with the approval of the program adviser. The student must select Plan A, complete MATH 799A - Thesis or Project, and give a public oral defense of the thesis. A thesis normally takes one year to complete and is done under the direction of a thesis adviser.