Tanya Leise's Home Page

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I am the Brian E. Boyle Professor in Mathematics and Computer Science in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Amherst College.

Spring 2022 Courses

  • MATH 140 Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 365 Stochastic Processes
    • See the course Moodle pages

(Science Center under construction in Fall 2017)


Vita--updated 11/21/21

Professional Memberships

  • AMS (American Math Society)
  • AWM (Association of Women in Math)
  • MAA (Math Association of America)
  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Math)
  • SRBR (Society for Research on Biological Rhythms)
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How to Contact Me

Email address tleise at amherst.edu


Office SMudd 503
Office phone (413)542-5411
Office hours

Any time my door is open

Campus mailbox 2239
Mailing address

Mathematics & Statistics
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002

(Convocation on Labor Day 2018 receiving honorary degree.)

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Research and Projects


Circadian Rhythms


Capillary Surfaces

Coupled Nonlinear Oscillators

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My husband Andrew Cohen is a professor of psychology at UMass-Amherst, and my daughter Adira is now taller than me!

Links for the Fun of It

  • Math Alliance: building new communities in mathematics by supporting minority and first generation college students
  • Pathways to Science: searchable database of summer and postbac programs for math and science


Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2
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