Anna Haensch

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

409 College Hall
Phone: 412-396-6145


B.S. Mathematics, State University of New York, 2007
Ph.D. Mathematics, Wesleyan University, 2013

MATH 115 - Calculus I

MATH 116 - Calculus II

MATH 310 - Linear Algebra

MATH 340 - Problem Solving

MATH 411W - Abstract Algebra I


Anna Haensch received her PhD in mathematics at Wesleyan University with a thesis in number theory. She joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as an assistant professor in 2013 while she continued her research as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute of Mathematics in Bonn, Germany. Her research focuses on using modern computational tools to solve classical problems in algebraic and analytic number theory. She is also interested in the mathematical algorithms and computational methods used in machine learning. After graduate school she received a fellowship from the AAAS to work as a STEM consultant on the science desk at National Public Radio. She is still very passionate about science communication and promoting mathematical literacy.

Academic Appointments

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
Visiting Researcher, Jan. 2018 - April 2018.
Visiting Researcher, Jan. 2014 - May 2014.

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Adjunct Research Professor, July 2017 - Dec. 2017.

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Van Vleck Visiting Researcher, June 2017.

University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Visiting Researcher, June 2015.