Department News Archive
Andrej Zlatoš - 2021 Simons Fellow
Haesong Moon, Yiren Wang - 2020-2021 Richard Libby Graduate Research Award
Congratulations to graduate students Haeseong Moon (Advisor: Professor Wenxin Zhou) and Yiren Wang (Advisor: Professor Dimitris Politis) for being awarded the 2020-2021 Richard Libby Graduate Research Award. Richard Libby ('80, MA '82, PhD) received his degrees in mathematics at UC San Diego before starting a successful career in the finance industry. His recent $100,000 contribution to the university exemplifies his passion for using mathematics in concert with finance and business, in particular when it comes to assessing market risk. Half of his unique gift has been awarded to the Department of Mathematics in support of graduate studies and research.
Aaron Pollack - 2021-2022 AMS Centennial Fellowship
Rémi Boutonnet - CNRS Bronze Medal 2021
Brandon Seward - 2021 Sloan Research Fellow
Ming Xiao - NSF CAREER Award
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ming Xiao who received a CAREER Award for "Geometric Function Theory in Several Complex Variables" from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Luca Spolaor - NSF CAREER Award
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Luca Spolaor who received a CAREER Award for "Fine Structure of the Singular Set in Some Geometric Variational Problems" from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Peter Ebenfelt - 2020 AMS Bergman Prize
Kiran Kedlaya - Quanta Magazine
The Quanta Magazine article "Tetrahedron Solutions Finally Proved Decades After Computer Search" discusses how a new proof co-authored by Professor Kiran Kedlaya was developed.
Lattimer Faculty Research Fellows Public Lecture - Dec. 16, 2020
Join the Division of Physical Sciences for presentations by the 2019-20 Lattimer Faculty Research Fellows: Rommie Amaro (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Suckjoon Jun (Physics), and Bo Li (Mathematics) on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:00pm. Register (FREE) for Zoom Webinar.
Alina Bucur - 2021 Fellow of the AWM
Cristian Popescu - 2021 Fellow of the AMS
Professor Cristian Popescu has been elected a 2021 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for contributions to number theory and arithmetic geometry.
Richard Libby - Donates $50K to Math Dept.
Richard Libby ('80, MA '82, PhD) received his degrees in mathematics at UC San Diego before starting a successful career in the finance industry. His recent $100,000 contribution to the university exemplifies his passion for using mathematics in concert with finance and business, in particular when it comes to assessing market risk. Half of his unique gift will go to the Department of Mathematics and half to the Rady School of Management in support of graduate studies and research. In light of current events, Richard also agreed to a secondary designation to support the math department’s greatest needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual Conference on Several Complex Variables - August 18-21, 2020
A Virtual Conference on Several Complex Variables will be held August 18-21, 2020. See conference website.
Melvin Leok, Boris Kramer - Newton Award
Professor Melvin Leok (Mathematics) and Assistant Professor Boris Kramer (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) were awarded a "Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic" by the U.S. Department of Defense for their proposal "Geometric Structure-Preserving Model Reduction for Large-Scale Interconnected Systems". See UCSD News Release.
In Memoriam: Ronald Graham, 1935-2020
Fall 2020 - Return to Learn
In accordance with the UC San Diego "Return to Learn" initiative for Fall 2020, the Math Department will offer undergraduate and graduate courses in In-Person, Hybrid, and Remote formats.
Rosenblatt Lecture Series 2020 - Feb. 26, 2020
The Murray and Adylin Rosenblatt Endowed Lecture Series in Applied Mathematics 2020 will be held on February 26, 2020 in Tata Hall at UCSD.
Tarek Elgindi - 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship
GSCC 2020 - March 27-28, 2020
The Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference (GSCC) 2020 will be held on March 27-28, 2020 at UCSD.
SoCalAGS 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020
The Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar (SoCalAGS) - Spring 2020 will be held on February 29, 2020 in the AP&M building at UCSD.
SCNTD 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020
The Southern California Number Theory Day (SCNTD) 2020 will be held on February 22, 2020 in the AP&M building at UCSD.
James McKernan - 2020 Fellow of the AMS
In Memoriam: Murray Rosenblatt, 1926-2019
Professor Emeritus Murray Rosenblatt died on October 9, 2019 at the age of 93. See memorial website. See UCSD Campus Notice. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 1:00pm at El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92121.
SCAPDE 2019 - Nov. 2-3, 2019
The Southern California Analysis and PDE (SCAPDE) 2019 conference will be held November 2-3, 2019 at UCSD. See conference website.
In Memoriam: Hubert Halkin, 1936-2019
Professor Emeritus Hubert Halkin died on May 26, 2019 at the age of 82. See UCSD Campus Notice.
Garsiafest - June 17-20, 2019
Garsiafest: Future Directions in Algebraic Combinatorics (a conference in honor of Adriano Garsia's 90th birthday) will be held June 17-20, 2019 at the Scripps Seaside Forum at SIO. See https://sites.google.com/view/garsiafest
Kyoto Prize Symposium Presentation by Masaki Kashiwara - March 20, 2019
The 2019 Kyoto Prize Symposium - Basic Sciences Presentation featuring mathematician Masaki Kashiwara will be held on March 20, 2019 from 2:00pm-3:30pm in the UCSD Price Center West Ballroom.
Tianyi Zheng - 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship
In Memoriam: Thomas Enright, 1947-2019
Professor Emeritus Thomas Enright died on January 27, 2019 at the age of 71. See UCSD Campus Notice.
SCGAS - Jan. 26-27, 2019
The 26th Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar (SCGAS) will be held January 26-27, 2019 at UCSD.
Statistics & Data Science Symposium - Jan. 19-20, 2019
The Statistics & Data Science Symposium: Beyond Big, Missing or Corrupted Data will be held at UCSD on January 19-20, 2019. Register now!
Ruth Williams - Video Profile
Skip Garibaldi - 2019 Fellow of the AMS
Ruth Williams - Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science
Congratulations to Professor Ruth Williams who has been named a Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science.
SCAPDE - June 2-3, 2018
The Southern California Analysis and PDE (SCAPDE) 2018 conference will be held June 2-3, 2018 at UCSD. See conference website.
SCNTD - May 12, 2018
The next Southern California Number Theory Day (SCNTD) conference will be held at UCSD on May 12, 2018. Please visit the conference website for further information:
Fan Chung Graham - thisweek@ucsandiego Feature
Todd Kemp - 2017-18 Distinguished Teaching Award
UCSD Mathematics Graduate Program Ranked in Top 20 by USN&WR
Fan Chung Graham - 2017 Euler Medal
Professor Emeritus Fan Chung Graham has been awarded the 2017 Euler Medal by the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (ICA). Euler Medals recognize distinguished lifetime career contributions to combinatorial research.
Mathematics and Music - March 15, 2018
Mathematics and Music - Communicating Complexity and Beauty: Mathematics professors Louis Rowen (Bar-Ilan University) and Dan Rogalski (UCSD) will perform Beethoven's Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Opus 102 No. 2. A discussion of the synergies between mathematics and music with music professor Miller Puckette (UCSD) will precede the performance. At the Conrad Prebys Music Center Room 264 from 5-7pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018. See flier. Please RSVP as space is limited. See event video.
SCAPDE - March 3-4, 2018
The Southern California Analysis and PDE (SCAPDE) 2018 conference will be held March 3-4, 2018 at UCSD. See conference website.
Lily Xu - Research Study Referenced in New York Times
A New York Times article referenced a research study about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders that Professor Ronghui (Lily) Xu helped co-author with public health researchers. This study was published in the medical journal JAMA.
Ian Charlesworth Awarded NSF Postdoc
Congratulations to Stefan E. Warschawski Visiting Assistant Professor Ian Charlesworth who has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at UC Berkeley.
Communicating Mathematics in Movies - Feb. 5, 2018
Communicating Mathematics in Movies: Join award-winning documentary filmmaker Ekaterina Eremenko for a screening of The Discrete Charm of Geometry, followed by a Q&A led by Fields Medalist Efim Zelmanov about Eremenko’s work portraying mathematics and mathematicians on film. At the UCSD Price Center Theatre from 5:00-7:00pm on Monday, February 5, 2018. Free and open to all UCSD faculty, staff and students. See flier. Please RSVP.
Jiawang Nie - 2018 SIAG/LA Best Paper Prize
Congratulations to Professor Jiawang Nie who has a paper that has been selected for the 2018 SIAG/Linear Algebra Best Paper Prize, which will be awarded at the 2018 SIAM ALA Conference in Hong Kong, May 4-8, 2018.
SCGAS - Jan. 27-28, 2018
The 25th Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar (SCGAS) will be held at UCI this year on January 27-28th. The conference was organized jointly by UC Irvine and UC San Diego. Graduate students and junior faculty are encouraged to participate. Partial support is available. The conference website is https://www.math.uci.edu/~scgas/scgas-2018/2018.php.
Jeffrey Remmel Memorial - Jan. 9, 2018
The memorial event for Professor Jeffrey Remmel will be at the UCSD Faculty Club on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. See Jeffrey Remmel memorial website
Linda Rothschild - Inaugural Fellow of AWM
James McKernan - 2018 Breakthrough Prize
Congratulations to Professor James McKernan who was awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, jointly with Christopher Hacon (University of Utah). McKernan and Hacon will share $3 million. See award ceremony video from National Geographic. See UCSD news release and thisweek@ucsandiego feature.
In Memoriam: Ronald K. Getoor, 1929-2017
Professor Emeritus Ronald K. Getoor died on October 28, 2017 at the age of 88. See Ronald Getoor memorial website.
Peter Ebenfelt, Lei Ni - 2018 Fellows of the AMS
Ruth Williams - 2017 WORMS Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS
Congratulations to Professor Ruth Williams who was awarded the 2017 WORMS Award for the Advancement of Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences (OR/MS) by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Jeffrey Remmel Memorial - Jan. 9, 2018
A memorial event for Professor Jeffrey Remmel will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 2:00pm-5:00pm at the UCSD Faculty Club. Please RSVP at the Jeffrey Remmel memorial website.
Dimitris Politis - Chair-Elect, Nonparametric Statistics Section, ASA 2017-2018
Sam Buss - Bernard Bolzano Medal
Congratulations to Professor Sam Buss who was awarded the Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences by the Czech Academy of Sciences.
In Memoriam: Jeffrey B. Remmel, 1948-2017
Distinguished Professor Jeffrey B. Remmel died on September 29, 2017 at the age of 68.
See Jeffrey Remmel memorial website.
Rosenblatt Lectures 2017 - Oct. 20, 2017
The 2017 Murray and Adylin Rosenblatt Endowed Lecture Series in Applied Mathematics will be held from 3:00pm-6:30pm on October 20, 2017 at UCSD. Tamar Schlick (NYU) and David Donoho (Stanford) will speak. Register to attend at the lecture series website.
In Memoriam: John W. Evans, 1935-2017
Professor Emeritus John W. Evans died on August 20, 2017 at the age of 82. See UCSD Campus Notice.
In Memoriam: Ted Frankel, 1929-2017
Professor Emeritus Theodore "Ted" Frankel died on August 5, 2017 at the age of 88. See UCSD Campus Notice.
UCSD Mathematics Ranked 18th Globally (12th Nationally) by ShanghaiRanking
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017 has ranked UCSD Mathematics 18th globally (12th nationally).
Jason Schweinsberg - 2017 IMS Fellow
Adrian Ioana - ICM 2018 Invited Speaker
Professor Adrian Ioana has been selected as an invited speaker for the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2018 that will be held August 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Congratulations to Adrian for this distinct honor!
Geometry of Moduli Spaces Workshop - May 19-21, 2017
The workshop "Geometry of Moduli Spaces" will be held May 19-21, 2017 at UCSD.
Sean Curry - Best Doctoral Thesis 2016
Sean Curry is a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in 2016 at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, for his thesis "Submanifolds in Conformal and CR Manifolds and Applications". Curry is currently a Stefan E. Warschawski Visiting Assistant Professor at UCSD.
SCAPDE - April 1-2, 2017
The Southern California Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (SCAPDE) 2017 conference will be held April 1-2, 2017 at UCSD.
SCNTD - March 4-5, 2017
The next Southern California Number Theory Day (SCNTD) conference will be held at UCSD on March 4-5, 2017. Please visit the conference website for further information:
24th SCGAS at UCSD - February 11-12, 2017
The 24th Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar (SCGAS) will be held February 11-12, 2017 in Center Hall 105 at UCSD. The seminar is an annual event supported by NSF, rotating between UCI and UCSD. This year's speakers are:
- Tom Ilmanen (ETH)
- Fang-Hua Lin (NYU)
- William Minicozzi (MIT)
- André Neves (Chicago)
- Joel Spruck (Johns Hopkins)
- Lu Wang (Wisconsin)
- Michael Wolf (Rice)
The registration is FREE for UCSD faculty and students.
Ruth Williams - 2016 John von Neumann Theory Prize
Professor Ruth Williams won the 2016 John von Neumann Theory Prize by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), jointly with Martin Reiman. See UCSD news release and thisweek@ucsandiego feature
Murray and Adylin Rosenblatt Endowed Lectures in Applied Mathematics
The Murray and Adylin Rosenblatt Endowed Lecture Series in Applied Mathematics features lectures by eminent scholars who use mathematics and statistics in areas of application. Inaugural lectures will be:
- Professor Robert Engle, NYU
"Dynamic Conditional Beta"
Oct. 21, 5-6:15pm, Galbraith Hall 242
- Professor Catherine Constable, SIO, UCSD
"Earth's Magnetic Field: Random Reversals, Stochastic Models, and Physical Interpretations"
Oct. 22, 1:45-3pm, York Hall 2722
Free registration required to attend. See Rosenblatt lecture series details.
SCAPDE - October 15-16 at UCLA
The Southern California Analysis & PDE (SCAPDE) meeting will be on October 15-16, 2016 at UCLA.
Peter Ebenfelt - Foreign Member of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
Congratulations to Professor Peter Ebenfelt who has been elected as a Foreign Member of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.
Kiran Kedlaya - 2016 George Polya Award
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has awarded Professor Kiran Kedlaya and his coauthors, Gordon Hamilton and Henri Picciotto, the 2016 George Polya Award for their expository article "Square-Sum Pair Partitions" in the College Mathematics Journal.
Fan Chung Graham - 2016 Academician of Academia Sinica
James McKernan - 2016 Simons Investigator
Congratulations to Professor James McKernan who has been selected as a 2016 Simons Investigator awardee by the Simons Foundation.
Laura Stevens - Outstanding Professor Award
Congratulations to Professor Laura Stevens who was honored with an Outstanding Professor Award by the UCSD Panhellenic Association at the 10th Annual Panhellenic Scholarship Banquet on May 26, 2016.
Faculty Expand Systematic Knowledge of Mathematics
UCSD Mathematics faculty Alina Bucur and Kiran Kedlaya are among an international group of mathematicians that developed the "L-functions and Modular Forms Database" - a catalog of mathematical objects and the connections between them. Read the UCSD News Press Release.
SoCal Applied Math Symposium - June 4, 2016
The Southern California Applied Mathematics Symposium (SOCAMS) 2016 will be held on June 4, 2016 at the Claremont Colleges.
Math Majors Become Capped - Fall 2016
Effective Fall 2016, all undergraduate majors in the Department of Mathematics will become Capped. This means that we will have enrollment targets for new and continuing students, and that any student not currently a math major (or not directly admitted into a math major) will need to first complete screening courses to change to a math major. For more information, please go HERE (PDF).
Michael Holst - SIAM Fellow 2016
Congratulations to Professor Michael Holst who has been selected as a Class of 2016 Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
GradSWANTAG II - March 5, 2016
The Graduate Student Workshop in Algebra, Number Theory, and Algebraic Geometry (GradSWANTAG) will be held on March 5, 2016 from 9:30am-3:30pm in AP&M 6402. See GradSWANTAG website for details.
Lilit Martirosyan - 2016 Emil Artin Junior Prize
SEW Assistant Professor Lilit Martirosyan has been awarded the 2016 Emil Artin Junior Prize in Mathematics for her paper "The representation theory of the exceptional Lie superalgebras F(4) and G(3)" in the Journal of Algebra Vol. 419 (2014). See Notices of the AMS announcement.
Southern California Number Theory Day
The next Southern California Number Theory Day conference will take place Saturday, February 20 at UCSD.
James McKernan - 2016 AMS Moore Prize
Professor James McKernan and 3 co-authors will receive the 2016 AMS E. H. Moore Research Article Prize for their article "Existence of minimal models for varieties of log general type," Journal of the AMS (2010).
Ian Agol - 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics
Complex Algebraic Geometry Conference - Jan. 15-18, 2016
The Complex Algebraic Geometry Conference 2016 will be hosted at UCSD on January 15-18, 2016. Conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/complexalgebraicgeometry2016/
Jim Agler - 2016 Fellow of the AMS
Undergraduate Awards for Excellence 2015-2016
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Physical Sciences Dean's Undergraduate Award for Excellence recipients in Mathematics: Leonardo Chan, Nathan Chen, Jaclyn Doo, Xinyi Ma, Tian Pan, Linda Wogulis, Siyue Wu, Yijun Zhou
Distinguished Colloquium: Martin Hairer - Oct. 29, 2015
Thursday, October 29, at 4:00pm in the AP&M 6402 Halkin Seminar Room. Regius Professor Martin Hairer of The University of Warwick, winner of the 2014 Fields Medal, will speak on his groundbreaking work in stochastic analysis and mathematical physics. See poster.
WCOAS at UCSD - Oct. 10-11, 2015
The West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar (WCOAS) will be hosted at UCSD on October 10-11, 2015. The talks will be held in the AP&M building. For more information, see the conference's website: https://www.math.ucsd.edu/~rboutonn/WCOAS2015.html
Rayan Saab - Hellman Fellow 2015-2016
Congratulations to Professor Rayan Saab who has been selected as a 2015-2016 Hellman Fellow. See
John Eggers - Outstanding Professor Award 2014-2015
Congratulations to Professor John Eggers who was presented with an Outstanding Professor Award for 2014-2015 by the Panhellenic Association at UCSD on May 27, 2015.
SCAPDE at UCSD - May 2-3, 2015
A conference in the Southern California Analysis and PDE (SCAPDE) series will be organized at UCSD on May 2-3, 2015. Information and a registration form can be found at https://www.math.ucsd.edu/~scapde/
Laura Stevens - Distinguished Teaching Award 2014-2015
Congratulations to Professor Laura Stevens who has been selected as a recipient of a 2014-2015 Distinguished Teaching Award for Academic Senate Members.
Fan Chung Graham - SIAM Fellow 2015
Congratulations to Professor Fan Chung Graham who has been selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for 2015.
SCNTD May 23, 2015 - Special Session
A special session of the Southern California Number Theory Day will be organized at UCSD on May 23, 2015. The conference will be followed by a dinner celebrating John Tate's 90th birthday. Visit the SCNTD website for more information.
The Southern California Number Theory Day (SCNTD) will be hosted at UCSD on February 14, 2015 in the AP&M building. Visit the SCNTD website for more information.
Cristian D. Popescu - 2015 Simons Fellow in Mathematics
Cristian D. Popescu was awarded one of the 2015 Simons Fellowships in Mathematics by the Simons Foundation. Professor Popescu will spend the 2015-2016 academic year as a Simons Fellow at Harvard University.
22nd Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar
The 22nd Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar (SCGAS) will be held at UCSD on February 7-8, 2015. This is an annual meeting which rotates between UCI and UCSD.
So Cal Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2014 on Nov. 15
Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar (SoCalAGS) 2014 on November 15, 2014 in AP&M 6402
Summer School in Mathematical Biology
Summer School in Mathematical Biology: Spatial Problems from Cells to Tissues to Flocks. Monday, 9/22/2014 - Friday, 9/26/2014 in AP&M 6402, UCSD. For more information visit https://bcamley.physics.ucsd.edu/mathbiosummerschool.html or you may email Bo Li at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jiawang Nie - 2014 Young Researcher Prize
Congratulations to Jiawang Nie who was awarded the 2014 Young Researcher Prize by INFORMS Optimization Society (IOS).
Workshop on von Neumann algebras and ergodic theory
A workshop on von Neumann algebras and ergodic theory will be held at UCLA, MS 6627, in the period September 22nd-26th, 2014. For more information, see the workshop's website at https://www.math.ucsd.edu/~aioana/UCLA_workshop.html.
Brainstorm Workshop on Biological Molecules
Brainstorm Workshop on Biological Molecules, Cells, and Beyond, August 4 and 5, 2014, AP&M 6402, UCSD. Please email Bo Li (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Dimitris Politis - John von Neumann Visiting ProfessorshipCongratulations to Dimitris Politis who was awarded a John von Neumann Visiting Professorship.
Jelena Bradic - Hellman Fellow
Congratulations to Jelena Bradic, a 2014-2015 Hellman Fellow.
Southern California Optimization Day 2014The 2014 Southern California Optimization Day will be held in the Department of Mathematics, May 23rd 2014. For more information, see https://ccom.ucsd.edu/~socalopt/.
Kedlaya Awarded Guggenheim FellowshipCongratulations to Professor Kiran Kedlaya for winning a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship. See UCSD News Release.
UCSD Mathematics Graduate Open House 2014
On Thursday April 3rd and Friday April 4th, the UCSD Department of Mathematics will host its annual Open House for prospective graduate students who have been admitted for Fall 2014. The schedule of events is packed with two days of activities for prospective mathematics Ph.D. students. Program information is now available. Attendance restricted to invited students.
Memorial Conference for Salah Baouendi
A Memorial Conference will be held March 24-27, 2014 in Tunis, Tunisia to honor the memory of Salah Baouendi.
Dean's Undergraduate Excellence Awards 2013
Congratulations to the following students, who have received a Dean's Undergraduate Excellence Award: Alexander Huang, Fengpei Li, Gulnara Fayzulina, Mengyi Gao, Samuel Tracy, Wenjing Yin.
2014 Fellows of the AMS
Congratulations to Patrick Fitzsimmons and Murray Rosenblatt, both of whom have been selected to the 2014 Class of the Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
WAGS 2013 - Nov. 9-10, 2013
UCSD is hosting the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium (WAGS) from November 9-10, 2013.
Conference on Stark's Conjectures and Related TopicsThe "Conference on Stark's Conjectures and Related Topics" will be held here at UCSD from September 20th through September 22, 2013. For more information, visit the conference website.
CAARMS 19 - July 24-27, 2013
CAARMS (Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences) 19 will be held at UCSD from July 24-27, 2013. The program will include invited speakers, tutorials, and a graduate student poster session. The conference spotlights the accomplishments of mathematicians from underrepresented minority backgrounds, and is open to all. Conference Website.
Lily Xu - 2013 ASA FellowThe American Statistical Association (ASA) announced that Professor Lily Xu is being honored as a 2013 ASA Fellow. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science.
Team Wins D4D Challenge Prize 2013Professor David Meyer and the research team of Orest Bucicovschi, Rex Douglass, Megha Ram, David Rideout, and Dongjin Song were awarded the Best Scientific Project prize in the Data for Development (D4D) Challenge 2013 for their research in "Analyzing social divisions using cell phone data". See UCSD News Release.
Twin WiMSoCal Symposium April 2013A one-day symposium for Women in Mathematics in Southern California will be held at UCSD on Sunday, April 21, 2013. This symposium is sponsored by Microsoft Research and UCSD. For more info, please see the Twin WiMSoCal website.
Probability and Statistics Day at UCSDThe day will be Friday, April 5th. There will be plenary lectures by Fan Chung-Graham, Iain Johnstone, Scott Sheffield, Peter Hall, David Aldous, and a public lecture by Terry Speed. For more information: https://www.math.ucsd.edu/ProbStatsDay/
UCSD Mathematics Graduate Open House for 2013
On Thursday April 4th and Friday April 5th, the UCSD Department of Mathematics will host its annual Open House for prospective graduate students who have been admitted for Fall 2013. The schedule of events is packed with two days of activities for prospective mathematics Ph.D. students. Program information is now available.
Southern California Algebraic Geometry DayThe Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar will meet next at UC San Diego on Saturday, April 13 from 10am-4:30pm. Confirmed speakers: Ben Antieau, Izzet Coskun, Karl Schwede, Anastasia Stavrova. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Alina Bucur
Microsoft Research has given $7,500 to the University of California, San Diego to support the Women in Numbers - Europe (WINE 2013) , and Women in Mathematics - Southern California annual conference (WiMSoCal), both coordinated by Dr. Alina Bucur in 2013; and to support the Association for Women in Mathematics UCSD Student Chapter , overseen by Dr. Bucur
Winter 2013 Southern California Analysis & PDE (SCAPDE) MeetingThe winter edition of SCAPDE will be held at UCLA March 9-10. If you are a graduate student interesting in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org for travel funding.
20th Southern California Geometric Analysis SeminarUCSD will host the 20th meeting of the Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar, February 23-24, 2013. All talks will be held in Center Hall 105. Email email@example.com any questions.
2013 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship - Adrian IoanaCongratulations to Adrian Ioana, named as a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow. Click Here for a full list of the 2013 recipients.
NSF CAREER Awards 2013Adrian Ioana and Todd Kemp have each been awarded prestigious NSF CAREER grants. Congratulations to Adrian and Todd!
Mathematics Major Receives Silagi AwardCamille Briat, a double major in Probability & Statistics and Management Science, and Math Club President, has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Selma and Robert Silagi Award for Undergraduate Excellence. The annual award honors the top graduating undergraduate in the Natural Sciences (which includes the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, as well as the Division of Biological Sciences.) The Silagi Award is given to students in recognition of their commitment and dedication to excellence in academics and research.
Lie Theory WorkshopUCSD will host the winter meeting of the Lie Theory Workshop, January 19-20, 2013. The speakers will be Misha Kapovich, Bert Kostant, Alex Lubotzky, Amir Mohammadi, Vera Serganova, Terry Tao, and Nolan Wallach. All talks will be in 6402 AP&M. More information here.
2012 Dean's Undergraduate Awards for ExcellenceSix undergraduate math majors have been named among the recipients of the 2012 Dean's Undergraduate Award for Excellence. Congratulations to Siuyung Fung, Artem Mavrin, Alex Moody, Kevin Vissuet, Harrison Wong, and Yun Jeong Yang.
Fellows of the AMS
The inaugural Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) were just announced: https://www.ams.org/profession/ams-fellows/ams-fellows. Please congratulate the following UCSD faculty who were named: Donald Anderson, Fan Chung Graham, Bruce Driver, Adriano Garsia, Ron Getoor, Ron Graham, Bill Helton, Kiran Kedlaya, Jim Lin, Burt Rodin, Linda Rothschild, Lance Small, Harold Stark, Audrey Terras, Nolan Wallach, Ruth Williams, Efim Zelmanov
Southern California Algebraic Geometry SeminarThe Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar will be taking place on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Speakers include Sabin Cautis, Emanuele Macri, Andrei Negut and Ben Williams.
Congratulations to Adrian Ioana
Professor Adrian Ioana has been awarded an European Mathematical Society (EMS) Prize at the 2012 European Congress of Mathematicians in Krakow, Poland.
Congratulations to Alina BucurThe Microsoft Research eXtreme Computing Group gifted $5,000 to the University of California, San Diego to support the number theory research conference being organized by Dr. Alina Bucur in 2013.
Microsoft Gifts $2,500 to UCSD AWMMicrosoft Research has for the second year gifted $2,500.00 to the UCSD Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) to fund female graduate students to attend research conferences in their mathematical area.
Alina Bucur - Hellman Fellow
Congratulations to Alina Bucur, a 2012-2013 Hellman Fellow.
Congratulations - Dimitris Politis
Professor Dimitris Politis has received the 2009-2011 Tjalling C. Koopmans Econometric Theory Prize - awarded once every three years for the best article published in the journal Econometric Theory over that period.
Congratulations - Ruth WilliamsProfessor Ruth Williams has just been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Notice.
SCAPDE Conference 2012The next Southern California Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (SCAPDE) Conference will be held at UCSD on May 5-6, 2012.
UCSD Mathematics Graduate Open House for 2012
On Thursday April 5th and Friday April 6th, the UCSD Department of Mathematics will host its annual Open House for prospective graduate students who have been admitted for Fall 2012. The schedule of events is packed with two days of activities for prospective mathematics Ph.D. students. Program information is now available.
Southern California Algebraic Geometry SeminarsThe next Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar will be here at UCSD on Saturday March 10, 2012.
Salah Baouendi Memorial - March 8, 2012A Salah Baouendi Memorial Event is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the UCSD Faculty Club. Please RSVP.
Congratulations to Alireza Salehi GolsefidyAlireza has been awarded a 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Complete list of recipients.
SCNTD - February 26, 2012
This year's Southern California Number Theory Day (SCNTD) is on February 26, 2012. For a schedule of talks and registration, visit the conference page.
In Memoriam: Professor Salah BaouendiSalah Baouendi died peacefully in his home on December 24, 2011. He will be greatly missed. See news release. A Salah Baouendi Memorial Fund has been established in his honor.
Jacques Verstraete Elected as SIAM Program Director
Professor Jacques Verstraete has been elected as Program Director of the SIAM Discrete Mathematics group.
2011 Physical Sciences Dean's Awards for Excellence
Congratulations to the following math majors : Camille Briat, Ryan Cooper, Monte Cooper, Joseph Doolittle, Gregory Edwards, Lihua Huang and Kevin Vissuet.
Quarterly Colloquium sponsored by Microsoft ResearchMicrosoft Research has provided the Department $5,000 to sponsor one of the Departments colloquia per quarter.
Researchers sequence a single cellA report in Nature Biotechnology describes a new DNA sequencing method that allows sequencing a single bacterial cell, even if it cannot be cultured. Prof. Glenn Tesler in the Department of Mathematics is a coauthor, along with collaborators from UCSD, the J. Craig Venter Institute, and Illumina, Inc. Article.
Department Welcomes New Graduate Students 2011
The department's new graduate student orientation starts at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2011 in AP&M B402.
Microsoft Gifts $2,500 to UCSD AWM
Microsoft Research has gifted $2,500.00 to the UCSD Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) to fund female graduate students to attend research conferences in their mathematical area.
Congratulations to David Rideout
Project Scientist David Rideout won 3rd place in the UCSD S&E Library's "Art of Science 2011" competition with an image entitled "The First 10^-42 Seconds".
Congratulations to Todd Kemp
Professor Todd Kemp has been selected as a Hellman Fellow for 2011-2012.
SCAPDE Conference 2011UCSD is hosting the Southern California Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (SCAPDE) Conference on May 28-29, 2011. For more information, visit the SCAPDE website.
April is Math Awareness MonthSponsored each year by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics to recognize the importance of mathematics -- this year's theme is "Unraveling Complex Systems."
Congratulations to Dimitris Politis
Professor Dimitris Politis has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2011-2012.
Congratulations to Dragos OpreaProfessor Dragos Oprea has received a 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Olvi Mangasarian Named 2011 SIAM FellowCongratulations to research scientist Olvi Mangasarian who has been named a 2011 SIAM Fellow for seminal contributions to the theory and algorithms of optimization and applications to machine learning.
UCSD Admit Day on April 9, 2011UCSD will host newly admitted freshmen and their families at Admit Day on Saturday, April 9, 2011. Mathematics Department events include student discussion panels (10:30am and 12:30pm in AP&M 6402), a faculty presentation by Dr. Laura Stevens (11:30am in Center Hall 105), and a department and Math Club table at the Information Fair (10:00am-2:00pm on Library Walk).
Kyoto Prize Symposium:
Mathematician will lecture as part of the Kyoto Prize Symposium (free and open to the public) on April 5, 2011 from 3:30pm-5:00pm in the Price Center West Ballroom at UCSD.
See UCSD News Release or UCSD Physical Sciences News
Lie Theory and Its Applications ConferenceLie Theory and Its Applications Conference in Honor of Nolan Wallach
University of California, San Diego
March 18-21, 2011
Southern California Algebraic Geometry SeminarThere will be a Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar in APM 6402 on Saturday March 12, 2011. For more information, visit their site.
SCGAS Conference on February 26-27, 201118th Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar (SCGAS)
University of California, San Diego
February 26-27, 2011
SCNTD Conference - February 19th, 2011The UCSD Number Theory Group is hosting the Southern California Number Theory Day on February 19th, 2011 in AP&M 6402. For conference details, registration, and schedule visit the SCNTD site.
Adriano Garsia Awarded Honorary Degree
Congratulations to Professor Adriano Garsia who was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bordeaux 1 in Bordeaux, France on January 25, 2011 for his work in combinatorics and algorithms..
First Abel ConferenceThe First Abel Conference, honoring John Tate, is held this week at the IMA at the University of Minnesota. Professor Cristian Popescu is one of the invited speakers.
Math Grad Student Dan Schultheis
... has been awarded a Summer Graduate Teaching Fellowship for 2011. Professor David Meyer will be his faculty mentor while teaching Math 20F during the summer session.
UCSD Holiday Closure 2010-2011
During the 2010 holiday season, UC San Diego, including the Department of Mathematics will officially close for 16 days between Saturday, December 18, 2010 and Sunday, January 2, 2011. The department will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011. Happy holidays!
2010-2011 Physical Sciences Dean's AwardCongratulations to the following Math Majors: Matthew Ming Cha, Allyson Chee, Jacky Chong, Duy Dao, Kamron Farman-Farmaian, Robert Rivera, Briana West.
Congratulations to Prof Ruth WilliamsRuth Williams was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia on October 21, 2010.
Career Seminar - Math Club EventWednesday, 03 November 2010 16:00 - 18:00 at APM 2402 What can you do with a Math Major? Former UCSD Math students will come in and talk about their careers.
Emily Shen - BA Applied Mathematics 1994
Brian Long - BA Math-App Sci/BS Management Sci/BA Psychology, 2000 and JD Law, 2003
Joey Hammer - BA Math-Computer Sci/Music-ICAM, 2005 and MS Computer Sci, 2007
October 20 - World Statistics DayCelebrating the many contributions & achievements of official statistics. Service : Professionalism : Integrity
Workshop to honor Prof Bill Helton
Control, Optimization & Functional Analysis: Synergies and Perspectives,
October 2-4, 2010, Banquet, Saturday, October 2.
Workshop Program. Banquet Registration etc.
National Institute of Health GrantProfessors Li-Tien Cheng , Bo Li, and Andrew McCammon (Chemistry and Biochemistry) have been awarded a National Institute of Health grant of $1.2M to conduct interdisciplinary research on biomolecular interactions with applications to rational drug design.
International Congress of Mathematicians, 2010The ICM, 2010 started today in Hyderabad, India, and Professor Kiran Kedlaya has been invited to give a 45-min talk in the Number Theory Section.
2010 Summer Qual prep SessionsSchedule
Congratulations to Ruth Williams.
Professor Ruth Williams has been selected as the next President-elect of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, May 1, 2010The AWM local chapter hosted a conference for Southern California Mathematics Majors. More Information.
GAANN Grant AwardedThe Mathematics Department has been awarded a Dept of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grant providing financial support to Ph.D. students.
Congratulations to Laura StevensLaura Stevens has been selected for the Outstanding Professor Award by the UCSD Panhellenic Association.
2010-11 Hellman Faculty Fellow
Mathematics Department faculty member Dragos Oprea has been named a UC San Diego Hellman Faculty Fellow for 2009-2010.
6th Structured Integrators WorkshopMelvin Leok and Michael Holst are hosting the 6th Structured Integrators Workshop on April 26-27, 2010, at UCSD. Information.
San Diego Science Festival - Math Dept ParticipationUndergraduate and Graduate students from UCSD's Math Department spent a day at the San Diego Science Festival, teaching kids how math can be fun with several exhibits, including a graph coloring activity, a project on the geometry of origami, and a topological twist on Tic-Tac-Toe.
Southern California Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Conference
UCSD is hosting the Southern California Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Conference at UCSD. For more information, please visit: https://www.math.ucsd.edu/~scapde/
Southern California Algebraic Geometry ConferenceApril 3, UC San Diego, AP&M 6402. Information.
UCSD Mathematics Graduate Open House for 2010
The department of mathematics is hosting an open house for newly admitted graduate students entering Fall 2010.
PCGM26 ConferenceThe Center for Computational Mathematics, with support from the UCSD Division of Physical Sciences, is hosting the 26th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting (PCGM26) on March 26-27, 2010. For more information: https://ccom.ucsd.edu/~pcgm26/
LMIPO Tutorial WorkshopJiawang Nie and Bill Helton are organizing a workshop on Linear Matrix Inequalities and Polynomial Optimization (LMIPO) on March 22-25. For more information visit LMIPO at UCSD
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NUMBER THEORY DAYWee Teck Gan, Cristian Popescu, Harold Stark, with financial support from the NSA and UCSD are hosting the Southern California Number Theory Day at UCSD. For more information, please visit https://www.math.ucsd.edu/~scntd/
Conference on Tropical Geometry and Mirror SymmetryMark Gross (UCSD), Ilia Itenberg (Strasbourg), Ludmil Katzarkov (Miami), Yan Soibelman (KSU), Ilia Zharkov (KSU) are organizing a conference at UCSD on Tropical Geometry and Mirror Symmetry. For more information http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~mgross/ctgms/
Math Dept 2009 Outstanding TA Awards
Congratulations to: Will Garner, Kevin McGown and Hieu Nguyen
New Mathematics Graduate Student HandbookAvailable now.
CCoM Conference on Adaptive & Multilevel Methods
To be held in honor of Professor Randy Bank's 60th Birthday UCSD November 13-14, 2009.
2009 Physical Sciences Dean's AwardsCongratulations to all divisional recipients of these awards. Our Math Department recipients are Luke Rhee, Konstantin Dragomiretskiy, Yue Zhou, Shishir Agrawal and Bryce Terwilliger. There will be an awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct 29 at 5:30pm.
Prof Jiawang Nie
... has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award for "Linear Matrix Inequality Representations in Optimization".
Prof Jiawang Nie... was selected as a finalist for the Mathematical Programming Society's Tucker Prize. The prize is awarded for outstanding doctoral theses.
Professor Efim Zelmanov... will deliver the annual Royal Irish Academy Hamilton Lecture on Hamilton Day, October 16, on the topic "Noncommutative Algebra: from Hamilton to our time".
San Diego Math Circles Teams.... placed eighth nationwide in Division A and fifth in Division B - congratulations! Press Release
Prof Jeff Rabin... has been named this year's winner of the UCSD Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award for his role as a teacher and mentor to undergraduates and to future mathematics teachers.
Ilse Warschawski - $1 million trust to UC San Diego
... in honor of her late husband and founder of the University's Department of Mathematics, Stefan (Steve) Warschawski. The gift is split between the Mathematics Department and the Moores Cancer Center. See UCSD News Release.
2009-10 Hellman Faculty Fellows
Mathematics Department faculty members, Ery Arias-Castro and Jiawang Nie, have been named Hellman Faculty Fellows for 2009-2010..
Prof Ruth Williams
... has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Announcement.
Prof Daniel Wulbert -...has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to perform research & lecture in southwest India during the 2009-2010 academic year. Further information
Southern California Number Theory DayUC San Diego : May 9 : 2009. Information
UCSD Association for Women in Math... have been awarded a MAA Tensor Grant for Spring 2009-2010.
FIPSE ConferenceFIPSE Conference for 2009 will be hosted this year on April 17th - 18th. Schedule information is now available.
UCSD Mathematics Graduate Open House for 2009
The department of mathematics is hosting an open house for newly admitted graduate students entering Fall 2009.
Southern California Optimization DayThursday, March 19, 2009. Information & Schedule.
The C.L. Powell Distinguished LectureThe Spirit of Algebra - Claudio Procesi, Professor of Mathematics, University of Rome.
Thursday, March 5, 4:00pm. AP&M 6402.
Reception at 3:00pm, 6th Floor Lobby
Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar16th SCGAS - UC San Diego.
February 21 & 22, 2009. Information
Professor David Meyer,...has been awarded the inaugural George W & Carol A, Lattimer Campus Professorship for 2009-2011 for an interdisciplinary project on "Geometry and the Topology of Elections".
Congratulations to Prof Jeff RabinProf Rabin has received the 2009 UCSD Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award.
Ax Fellow for 2008
Graduate Student Franklin Kenter is the new Ax Fellow for 2008.
Outstanding TA AwardsThe Fall Outstanding TA Awards go to Jon Armel and Oded Yacobi - congratulations.
2008 Dean's Undergraduate Awards for ExcellenceCongratulations to: Aris Alexandradinata, Sarah Elghraoui, Kathryn Farrell, Candice Huynh, Rudy Perkins, Steven Rocha and Brennan Pursley.
Professor Ruth Williams - INFORMS Award
Ruth Williams with Amber Puha (CSUSM) and Christian Gromoll (UVa) - received the Best Publication Award from the INFORMS Applied Probability Society.
Citation: For solving outstanding difficult problems concerning processor sharing systems. The award is given every two years.
Professor Ruth Williams
was recently elected as a Fellow of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
Career Seminar - Actuarial Information Session
Thursday, October 16, 2008 AP&M B402A ... 11:00 to 12:30pm.
- has been named an ARCS Scholar for 2008-2009.
Emre Mengi- received an Honorable Mention at the Householder XVII Symposium for his PhD Dissertation entitled "Measures for Robust Stability and Controllability". Announcement
8th Brauer Group Meeting- was held recently at Colorado State University in honor of Adrian Wadsworth. Information
Complex Analysis 2008 Meeting
- a Swiss Mathematical Society event was held in Fribourg Switzerland, July 7 to 11 in honor of Linda Rothschild.
2008-09 Hellman Faculty Fellows
Congratulations to Jacques Verstraete for being one of the 2008-2009 recipients.
Full list of recipients.
Math Club Integration Bee WinnersGraduate: 1. Mike Kinnally 2. Chris Nelson
Upper-div: 1. Jeremy Hanson 2. Rene Claus
Lower-div: 1. Jim Quach 2. Chester Ferrer
Congratulations to the winners, thank you to everyone who participated and to Laura Stevens, Bruce Arnold and Will Garner for judging!
Lecturer Position 2008-2009Lecturer Position 2008-2009: Application Deadline May 30, 2008
FIPSE ConferencePreparing the Next Generation of Secondary Mathematics Teachers: How Pedagogy Emerges from Learning Mathematics May 2-3, 2008 https://www.math.ucsd.edu/~fipse/2008/
Number Theory DaySpring session of the Southern California Number Theory Day at UCSD on Saturday, May 31. Conference website
Guershon Harel - Invited AddressMAA MathFest, Madison Wisconsin, July 31 2008.
"Intellectual Need and its Role in Mathematical Instruction."
MDTP San Diego Workshop -was held on March 29. The workshop was organized by Bruce Arnold and speakers included UCSD Professors, Jeff Rabin and Alfred Manaster. Information.
UCSD Mathematics Graduate Open House for 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - Friday, April 4, 2008.
The department of mathematics is hosting an open house for newly admitted graduate students entering Fall 2008.
AMS-MAA Joint Meetings - San Diego
Fan Chung-Graham - Invited Address on "The mathematics of PageRank", Tuesday, Jan 8, 2008
and Audrey Terras - AWM Emmy Noether Lecture on "Fun with zeta functions of graphs", Monday, Jan 7, 2008.
General Web Page
Southern California Analysis and Partial Differential Equations ConferenceUC San Diego : January 12-13, 2008. Information.
University of California Lie Theory Workshop
A conference in honor of Prof. Georgia Benkart.
February 16-18, 2008. Information
Association for Women in MathematicsA new student chapter of the AWM has been established at UCSD. Information
UC San Diego Student Chapter - President: Maia Averett, Vice President: Kristin Jehring Secretary: Michelle Snider. Faculty sponsor: Kate Okikiolu.
Note: You do not have to be a woman to join AWM!
Glenn Tesler - Participant in Domestic Cat Genome SequencingA report in the current issue of the journal Genome Research details the first assembly, annotation, and comparative analysis of the domestic cat genome (Felis catus ). News Release
Outstanding TA Awards
The 2007 Outstanding TA Awards go to Larissa Horn and Dave Clark. We thank all those faculty and grad students who nominated many individuals for the award.
Professor Ruth Williams wins INFORMS AwardRuth Williams with Amber Puha (CSUSM) and Christian Gromoll (UVa) - received the Best Publication Award from the INFORMS Applied Probability Society.
Citation: For solving outstanding difficult problems concerning processor sharing systems. The award is given every two years.
Career Seminar - Actuarial StudiesInterested in Actuarial Studies as a career?
PacifiCare employee and alumni, Crystal and colleagues will lead an information session:
Thursday, Nov 15, 4:30pm AP&M B412
Physical Sciences Dean's Award
6 Math Majors will be receive Dean's Awards today Friday, November 2.
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ---- Natural Science Building, Front Plaza
Congratulations to - Franklin Kenter, Van Cat Nguyen, Conner Sawaske, Jennifer Webster, Vitaly Katsnelson and David Lipshutz.
UCSD to Reopen October 29, 2007UCSD will reopen and resume classes on Monday, October 29, 2007.
UCSD is CLOSED through Friday, October 26, 2007 due to poor air quality from regional wildfires. All classes are cancelled. Non-essential employees are asked to stay home.
Workshop on Geometric Evolution EquationsOctober 20-21, 2007, APM 6402
Maia Averett - CongratulationsMaia has recently been awarded a Presidential Dissertation Year Fellowship for the year 2007-2008.
New Graduate Student Orientation
September 17 to 21.
Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical AnalysisEmri Mengi has received a Second Prize in the Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis (2007) competition, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Application, at Oxford University.
Applying to Graduate School SeminarAre you thinking of applying to Math Graduate School in the future?
Join our panel: UCSD Profs Bank and Lin; Grad Students, Dave Clark (Head TA) and Manda Riehl; SDSU Dept Chair Prof Sam Shen, to get the inside information.
Tuesday, May 29, 2:00-3:30pm, B412 (AP&M)
Congratulations to Michael HolstProfessor Holst has been named one of the four Outstanding Faculty Mentors by the Academic Enrichment Programs Office.
Congratulations to Randy Bank
Professor Bank has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award.
Congratulations to Harold StarkProfessor Stark has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
UC San Diego Announcement
John Eggers Earns Outstanding ProfessorJohn Eggers has been selected as the Revelle College Outstanding Professor in Physical Sciences/Mathematics for 2006-2007.
50th Annual High School Honors Math ContestThe department and the Greater San Diego Math Council are sponsoring the 50th Annual High School Honors Math Contest at UCSD on Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 7:45 am - 12:15 pm. Contact Bruce Arnold at (858) 534-3298 or firstname.lastname@example.org for contest details.
MDTP San Diego ConferenceThursday, March 29, 3:30 - 7:15 pm
This conference will focus on issues about teaching mathematical problem solving for classroom teachers of middle and high school mathematics. Conference brochure.
Math Club Career SeminarThursday: March 1: 3:00pm: AP&M B412
Reena Deutsch - 1996 PhD Graduate, now retired.
Pong Woo & Jessica Murray - EMB America LLC.
William Otondo - Vice President Isensix, retired.
For more information on our presenters please see the Math Club
First UC San Diego Math Workshop in StatisticsWorkshop in Statistics, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics:
Model selection and Statistical Learning
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
This one-day workshop is in honor of Hirotogu Akaike, in conjunction with H. Akaike's Kyoto Prize ceremony.
Southern California Algebraic Geometry SeminarFebruary 24, 2007, 9:30am - 4:30pm
The seminar will be held in the AP&M building, UC San Diego, room 6402.
Math Club - Special SeminarProfessor Cristian Popescu will speak on Math and beyond!
Today, Thursday, Feb 15 3:00pm
(in Room AP&M B412)
Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar14th SCGAS
University of California, San Diego
February 10-11, 2007.
Kiplinger Ranks UCSD Number 8!
UCSD ranks in the Kiplinger's rankings, of the top 100 public schools that combine outstanding value with a first-class education.
Professor Ruth Williams
- has been selected to be Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the 7th World Congress in Probability and Statistics to be held in July 2008 in Singapore.
This congress convenes every four years, and is the premier international meeting in probability and mathematical statistics.
Southern California Number Theory Day
UCSD, January 27, 2007 - Wee Teck Gan, Cristian Popescu, and Harold Stark are organizing SCNTD - 2007.
UCSD Senior Luis Guerrero Wins $2000 from AMS
Luis Guerrero won $2000 from the AMS and a TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator from Texas Instruments in the game Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the SACNAS national conference in Tampa, FL October 28.
2010 Physical Sciences Dean's Awards
Seven (7) mathematics students are among the 18 recipients of Dean's Undergraduate Awards for Excellence. They are: Jonathan Kommemi, Johnny Tam, Christopher Shum, Elizabeth Reed, Jenny Chu, Simone McCloskey and Xinyi Lin (Physics Double Major). There will be an award ceremony on Friday Oct 27, 1:30pm, NSB Front Lawn. Congratulations!
Dept of Education (ED) AwardThe US Dept of Education has awarded the department a three year grant of $557,877 to develop, assess and disseminate a professional development program for high school math teachers. The approach was developed by Guershon Harel.
Salah Baouendi is Elected to Executive CommitteeProfessor Salah Baouendi has been elected to the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) General Assembly.
Misha Alekhnovich - Memorial GatheringThere will an informal gathering where friends and colleagues of Misha can share memories and thoughts.
Monday, August 21, 2:00pm, CSE EBU 3b, room 1202.
The IAS discrete mathematics web site has a short obituary notice for Misha.
2006-2007 Hellman Fellow
Aurore Delaigle has been named a Hellman Fellow for 2006-2007. The awards consisted of eight in Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences and seven from Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering.
Mathematics for New Age Structures
Distinguished Teaching Award
Congratulations to John Eggers on winning a 2006 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award.
FPSAC '06Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics 2006.
Pacific Beach - San Diego. June 19-23
Information and registration
The Southern California Number Theory Day (SCNTD) 2006 - May 6th, 2006Schedule and registration is now available.
Jeff Rabin presents at Last Lecture Series
University Centers Wednesday March 1, 12noon
Gallery A, Price Center.
Peter Ebenfelt and Michael Viscardi ReceptionA reception to honor Michael Viscardi, the Siemens Westinghouse Competition $100,000 scholarship winner and his mentor, Peter Ebenfelt, will be held Monday, February 27, 2006 in the Faculty Lounge, AP&M 7356 at 3:30 pm. Please come congratulate Michael and Peter and share some refreshments. Prof. Ebenfelt will be presented with a check from Siemens for his role in Michael's achievements.
SAGE WorkshopThe first annual mini-conference and workshop about the computer algebra system SAGE will be held in the UCSD mathematics department February 4-5, 2006.
2006 ICM - Madrid, August 22-23
Michael Viscardi wins National Science CompetitionThe Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology - The $100,000 scholarship winner of the individual prize is Michael Viscardi of San Diego, California.
Are you a Math Major?Want to find out what careers are available to you? Come to the Math Club Career Seminar - Thursday, Nov 17, 3:30pm APM 2402.
Robert Sanchez, VP & CTO, inCode - Wireless Technology
Jeff Jolley, VP & Chief Actuary, Pacific Life Insurance
Refreshments will be served!
Noncommutative Algebra Conference -
- in honor of Professor Lance Small's 65th Birthday.
UCSD, February 18-20, 2006. Details.
2005 Dean's Awards
The Dean's Undergraduate Awards for Excellence 2005 Math Dept recipients are:
George Bouvier, Will Garner, Crystal Li, Jonathan Luk, Patrick Sanan, Michael Skirvin and Heidi Tan.
DOE's Office of Science Award for Math Research to-Math Dept Professor Michael Holst a Principal Investigator in a team led by Mitchell Luskin, University of Minnesota and including Eric Bylaska of Pacific Northwest Nat. Lab.
Project: Multiscale Design of Advanced Material based on Hybrid Ab-Initio and Quasicontinuum Methods.
Full list of projects.
Mathematics WorkshopWorkshop on Geometric Analysis and Flows
Mathematics Department, AP&M Room 6438
University of California, San Diego
July 18-22, 2005
Bruce Arnold - Outstanding Teacher AwardBruce Arnold - GSDMC (Greater San Diego Mathematics Council) College Level Outstanding 2004-2005 Classroom Mathematics Teacher Award.
In April Bruce coordinated the very successful 48th Annual Honor's Math Contest, sponsored by GSDMC and UCSD. This year 133 students from 18 schools participated.
Glenn Tesler - Hellman Fellow
Congratulations to Glenn Tesler, a 2005-06 Hellman Fellow.
Math Club - Career SeminarThinking of Graduate School in Mathematics? Come and hear and question our panel on preparing and applying to grad school.
2:30pm Tuesday, May 24 - APM6438
Refreshments will be served
Southern California Number Theory DayUCSD, May 21, 2005 - Details
Congratulations!Congratulations to Salah Baouendi and Linda Rothschild on being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
UCSD Mathematics Graduate Open House for 2006
April 06 - April 07.
Algebraic Thinking InstituteThe UCSD-TV On Beyond program about the Algebraic Thinking Institute, "Innovation in Math Teaching" is now available on-line. You may access the whole On Beyond show or just the ATI segment in Real Player.
Glenn Tesler - Sloan Research Fellowship
Congratulations to Glenn Tesler - a 2005 recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship for his research in Molecular Biology.
Serge Belongie from Computer Science & Engineering is also a 2005 recipient..
Bill Helton Elected IEEE Fellow
Bill Helton has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to frequency-domain design of robust systems. The IEEE is the largest professional organization in the world.
Cristian Popescu-Simion Stoilow PrizeCristian Popescu has won the 2004 Simion Stoilow Prize of the Romanian Academy of Science for his paper, "Base Change for Stark-type Conjectures over Z" (Journal fur die Reine und Angew. Mathematik, Vol 542 (2002), pp 85-111).
Glenn Tesler - Union-Tribune Articles
Glenn Tesler (Math) and Pavel Pevzner (CSE):
UCSD Pair Contributes to Chicken's DNA Map - Dec 15.
Duo fascinated by fowl - Dec 10
Ben Raphael - Burroughs Wellcome Award
Ben, a recent UCSD Math PhD, has been awarded a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award. Ben is currently a Sloan Post Doc in the Computer Science & Engineering.
Ben was one of the founding administrators of MathStorm, the Graduate Consulting Group.
Fall Career Seminar for Math MajorsTuesday November 9, 3:30 pm. APM 6438
What have these people done with a Math Degree?
Cynthia Anfinson - Asst Prof, Palomar College;
Steve Hart - Co-Founder & CTO, ViaSat;
Bill Porto - Exec Vice-Pres, Natural Selection Inc.
Persi Diaconis 60th Birthday Conference
A 60th Birthday Conference in honor of Persi Diaconis will be held at UCSD in January, 2005.
MATHSTORM - Graduate Consulting GroupMathStorm: Looking for a mathematician to consult with for your research work? Check out the MathStorm: Graduate Mathematics Consulting Group.
NSF Award - Professor Fan Chung Graham
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year $1.3 million Information Technology Research (ITR) grant to Professor Fan Chung Graham and Professor Andrew C. Yao, Princeton, to address the theoretical foundation for interactive computing.
Dimitris Politis - Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) FellowProfessor Politis received the award for innovative methodology in the analysis of time series and models of spatial dependence, as well as, groundbreaking theory in nonparametric statistics.
Mathematics - Building a gold medal teamUnion-Tribune article by Mark Thiemens: Dean, Division of Physical Sciences. August 27, 2004
The Combinatorics of Large Sparse GraphsAn NSF-CBMS Regional Conference
June 7-11, 2004
Department of Mathematics, Cal State San Marcos
A series of ten lectures by Fan Chung Graham (UCSD)
Nolan Wallach Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics Professor Nolan Wallach has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Details in a UCSD news release.
Spring Career Seminar for Math Majors
The department is hosting a Career Seminar for Math Majors at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 in AP&M 6438. Speakers include Robert Hecht-Nielsen, Beth Smith, and Saul Molina.
Glenn Tesler Helps Reconstruct Genomic Makeup of Our AncestorsMathematics Assistant Professor Glenn Tesler's joint research work with other bioinformatics scientists who are analyzing the rat genome is published in the journals Nature and Genome Research. Details in a UCSD news release.
Graduate Student Open House
The Department of Mathematics will host its 4th annual Graduate Student Open House from April 1-2, 2004 for prospective new graduate students. The schedule will include mini research seminars, lunches and dinner with current graduate students, meetings with individual faculty, and the famous walk to the cliffs overlooking the ocean.
Li-Tien Cheng, Lei Ni Win Sloan FellowshipsMathematics Assistant Professors Li-Tien Cheng and Lei Ni have each been awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships in Mathematics for 2004.
The Math department has recently hired Donald A. Sonn, Ph.D. as our new Director of Advising. The department created this position to help math majors deal with issues such as careers, internships and curriculum choice.
A number of new majors are going on-line in Mathematics including Math/Secondary Education, Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics/Scientific Programming, Math/Computer Science, the joint major in Mathematics and Economics and the Math/Applied Science major, where you get to design your own Math major in conjunction with such fields as Medical and Life Science (pre-Med), Mechanical or Computer Engineering, Biology and Bionegineering or Chemistry and Biochemistry.
He has developed a Math alumni organization and a student Math Club which will be producing a website, creating a newsletter and sponsoring social functions. Please drop in and say "hi" to Don in room AP&M 2313A, or contact him either by phone (619-534-6009) or by email (email@example.com).
New CamcorderThe department has acquired another camcorder! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to borrow it.
New Math-Computer Science Major
Interested in Computer Science, but can't get into the major? See here for information about the new Math-Computer Science major.
Congratulations to the Errett Bishop Memorial Scholarship Winners for 1998-1999
Graduate Consulting GroupResearchers: Looking for a mathematician to consult with for your research work? Check out the MathStorm: Graduate Mathematics Consulting Group.
What Do You Do with A Math Degree?See the details on the alumni presentation this coming Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at 4:30 p.m. in AP&M 2402. All interested students are welcome!
1999-2000 Bishop and Warschawski Scholarship WinnersThe department announced the winners of this year's Errett Bishop Memorial Scholarships and Stefan Warschawski Memorial Scholarships.
The Seven Majors of MathCheck out the information session on new math majors this coming Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in AP&M 2402!
Fall 1999 Graduate Student MeetingPictures from the Fall 1999 Graduate Student Meeting that was held in AP&M 2402 on Wednesday, September 29, 1999.
Beginning of the Year PartyPictures from this year's department Beginning of the Year Party that was held in the Mandeville Suite in Tioga Hall 1102 on Thursday, September 30, 1999.
The Kate & Hans Wedding Conference in AnalysisDepartment faculty members Kate Okikiolu and Hans Lindblad are getting married on Saturday, December 18, 1999 at Princeton University.
Mariana Campbell Awarded AWM Alice T. Schafer PrizeMathematics senior Mariana Campbell has been awarded the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Alice T. Schafer Prize for excellence in mathematics by an undergraduate woman. See the UCSD news release for more details.
End of the Year Party
Pictures from this year's department End of the Year Party that was held in the Mandeville Suite in Tioga Hall 1102 on Tuesday, June 13, 2000.
Influence of Physics on Topology 2000 ConferenceFaculty member Peter Teichner and the department is hosting the Influence of Physics on Topology 2000 conference this summer from August 14, 2000 to August 18, 2000.
First Issue of The Mathematics Gazette Newsletter OnlineThe first issue of the department newsletter is now online. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. Faculty, staff, visitors, and graduate students should be receiving the paper version in their department mailboxes. Registered Math alumni will also be mailed copies later. Need a copy? Stop by the Front Desk in AP&M 7018.
UCSD Math Club Website RevampThe UCSD Math Club website has been completely revamped with a new look and even more helpful resources for students interested in mathematics. Join the Math Club today!
2000-2001 Bishop Scholarship WinnersThe department has announced this year's 2000-2001 Errett Bishop Memorial Scholarship winners.
Career Opportunities in Math EducationThe department is holding a meeting for all current and prospective Math-Secondary Education (MSED) majors about "Career Opportunities in Math Education" on Thursday, October, 19 2000 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in AP&M 2402. See the flyer for more details. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
Department Open House
The department is holding an open house for all new and prospective graduate students from April 5-6, 2001. Please come and see what the UCSD Mathematics graduate program is all about! Check out the open house information for more details.
Halloween PicturesSome of the illustrious UCSD Mathematics staff members came all dressed up for Halloween.
Alumni Career SeminarThe department and the UCSD Math Club is holding an Alumni Career Seminar on Monday, November 8, 2001 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in AP&M 2402. UCSD Mathematics alumni Lois Yu and Stephen Hobbs will speak.
Bishop and Remmel Memorial Scholarship WinnersThe department announces this year's 2001-2002 winners of the Errett Bishop Memorial Scholarship and Tenie Remmel Memorial Scholarship.
Lie Groups ConferenceThe department is hosting the Lie Groups, Lie Algebras and their Representations Conference from January 10-11, 2002.
SCAPDE ConferenceThe department is hosting the Southern California Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (SCAPDE) Conference from April 20-21, 2002.
End of the Year Party
The department is hosting this year's End of the Year Party in the Mandeville Suite of Tioga Hall 1102 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2002.
Bicycles and Mathematics?Mathematics Professor Dan Wulbert explains in a Division of Physical Sciences news clip and San Diego Union-Tribune feature profile.
Beginning of the Year PartyPictures from this year's department Beginning of the Year Party that was held in the Mandeville Suite in Tioga Hall 1102 from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2002.
Staff Service Awards
UCSD honors the following Mathematics staff members for their many years of service achievement: Pat Ledden (35 years), Barbara Mendeas (30 years), Nancy Hartley (25 years), Donna Ames (15 years). Pictures from the service awards ceremony that was held in the Price Center Ballroom on Wednesday, October 23, 2002.
Fields Medalist Joins UCSD Mathematics FacultyEfim Zelmanov, recipient of a Fields Medal in 1994, joins the faculty of the UCSD Mathematics department. The Fields Medal is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the field of mathematics. Zelmanov is profiled in a UCSD news release.
HalloweenSome of the illustrious UCSD Mathematics staff members came all dressed up for Halloween. MathMan was also caught inspiring students in discussion section that day.
Department Welcomes Fields Medalist Efim Zelmanov
The department hosted a welcome reception for Efim Zelmanov, holder of a Fields Medal and the Rita L. Atkinson Endowed Chair in Mathematics, in the AP&M 6438 Halkin Seminar Room from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2002.
2002-2003 Errett Bishop Memorial Scholarship Winners
The department announced this year's Errett Bishop Memorial Scholarship winners.
SAGP ConferenceThe department is hosting the Spectral Analysis in Geometry and Physics (SAGP) Conference from January 3-5, 2003.
Ron Graham Wins AMS Steele Prize
Mathematics Adjunct Professor Ron Graham (CSE) received the 2003 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Details in a UCSD news release.
SCGAS MeetingThe department is hosting the Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar (SCGAS) from February 8-9, 2003.
Super Bowl Numbering II Much?Mathematics Professor Carl FitzGerald is quoted in a sports feature about the use of Roman numerals in Super Bowl titles that appeared on the front page of the Saturday, January 25, 2003 edition of The San Diego Union-Tribune.
MSO Nancy Hartley Receives Betsy Faught Award
Nancy Hartley, department Management Services Officer (MSO), is the recipient of the 2002-2003 Betsy Faught Award. The award honors excellence in academic program management and will be presented at the Wednesday, April 2, 2003 meeting of the campus Academic Business Administrators. The department also hosted a award reception in the AP&M 6438 Halkin Seminar Room from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2003.
Department Open House
The department is holding an open house for all new and prospective graduate students from April 4-5, 2002. Please come and see what the UCSD Mathematics graduate program is all about!
Department Open House
The department is holding an open house for all new and prospective graduate students from April 3-4, 2003. Please come and see what the UCSD Mathematics graduate program is all about!
12th Annual Career Seminar for Math MajorsThe department hosted the 12th Annual Career Seminar for Math Majors from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 in AP&M 2402. UCSD mathematics alumni Sara Steen, Bob Caldwell, and Teresa Bittner spoke.
Department Honors Faculty AMS 2003 Awardees
The department honored Mathematics Adjunct Professor Ron Graham (CSE) for winning the American Mathematical Society (AMS) 2003 Steele Prize along with Mathematics Professors Salah Baouendi and Linda Rothschild for jointly winning the AMS 2003 Stefan Bergman Prize at an awards reception in the AP&M Halkin Seminar Room from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2003.
End of the Year Party
The department is hosting this year's End of the Year Party in the Mandeville Suite of Tioga Hall 1102 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2003.
Math Major Wins 2003 Selma Silagi AwardSenior Elad Harel was awarded the Dr. Selma Silagi Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science. Harel is a double major in Mathematics and Chemistry, and the son of Mathematics Professor Guershon Harel. Details in a Division of Physical Sciences news release.
GSDMC, CREATE Honor Alfred Manaster for Mathematics Education, OutreachThe Greater San Diego Mathematics Council (GSDMC) recognized Mathematics Professor Alfred Manaster as this year's "Outstanding Post Secondary Mathematics Educator" at the GSDMC annual banquet on Thursday, May 15, 2003. Manaster was also proclaimed "Devoted Ambassador to School Outreach" by the UCSD Center for Research in Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) at an awards ceremony on Monday, June 9, 2003.
Daniel Wulbert Named Revelle College Provost
Mathematics Professor Daniel Wulbert has been appointed provost of Revelle College at UCSD. Details in a UCSD news release.
Department Welcomes New Graduate Students
The department held this year's new graduate student orientation at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 in AP&M 2402.
Beginning of the Year PartyThe department started the new academic year off with a Beginning of the Year Party.
Muir College Provost Patrick Ledden DiesPatrick Ledden, provost of Muir College at UCSD and Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003 in La Jolla. He was 67. Details in a UCSD news release.
2003-2004 Fall Career Seminar for Math MajorsThe department hosted its 2003-2004 Fall Career Seminar for Math Majors at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 in AP&M 2402. Speakers included Michael Walker, Jeffrey Allen, Matthew Trone, and Pat Nangle.
Number Theory Conference Honoring Harold Stark
The University of Minnesota is hosting a number theory conference in honor of UCSD Mathematics Professor Harold Stark's 65th birthday from August 5-7, 2004.