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The Department of Mathematics and Physics offers a variety of courses in both theoretical and applied segments of their respective fields. Topics taught include algebraic geometry, fuzzy logic, dynamic modelling techniques, physics for animation, and more. The department faculty bring rigorous academic credentials and experience, having researched, taught, and published at many prestigious institutions.

Department Faculty

Dr. Michael Jahn

Department Chair

Michael Jahn received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his research focused on mathematical logic, computability theory, and definability of computational problems. He has published in some of the top journals in mathematical logic, including the Journal of Symbolic Logic and Annals of Pure and Applied Logic.

Dr. Jahn has held various teaching positions, including at the University of Wisconsin and the University of New Mexico, as well as the computer science department at Indiana University. While at the University of New Mexico, he was employed at the High Performance Computing Education and Resource Center, where his research and teaching focused on applications of the university’s highly parallel supercomputer in scientific modeling.

Since joining DigiPen in 1998, Dr. Jahn’s academic interests have included the mathematical foundations of computer graphics, physical simulation, and combinatorial game theory.

Dr. Michael Daniel Samson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael Daniel Samson received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Nanyang Technological University in 2014. His research focused on scientific computing, specifically the use of the spectral methods technique. Before joining DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore in 2015, he held several teaching positions in the Philippines, specializing in mathematics.

Michael Daniel’s research interests mostly revolve around the development of computational tools for mathematical use. He currently teaches calculus and numerical analysis. He enjoys recreational mathematical games in the form of logic puzzles and contract bridge.