The Department of Mathematics at the University of Idaho has an active research faculty, with some participating in interdisciplinary collaborations. Faculty members in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Idaho conduct research in the following areas: Algebra and Number Theory, Analysis and Differential Equations, Bioinformatics and Mathematical Biology, Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Probability and Stochastic Processes.

Our contributions to the areas of Bioinformatics, Combinatorics, and Mathematics Education are gaining the University of Idaho Mathematics Department a strong national reputation. In terms of external funding, the bioinformatics group, which includes members from our department and the departments of Biology, Computer Science, and Geology, has attracted over 20 million dollars in multi-year funding to support their research. All of this research activity has stimulated our graduate program with support for students and with the development of new coursework.