2021-22 Libby Awardees

Graduate - May 4, 2022

Congratulations to the 2021-22 recipients of the Richard Libby Graduate Research Award

Somak Maitra & Kejin Wu (both advised by Dimitris Politis)

Richard Libby ('80, MA '82, PhD) received his degrees in mathematics at UC San Diego.  His generous contributions support graduate student research in our department in the areas of market analysis, quantitative finance, and related fields.  This includes, but is not limited to, research exploring the measurement, estimation, and implications of extreme events on financial markets and the broader economy with the potential to cause breakdown and systemic risk. The research may also include the extent to which the risks associated with these events can be managed by financial institutions, regulators, and households, along with the possibility of predicting and quantifying the magnitude and frequency of such events.



Spring 2022 Qualifying & Comprehensive Exams

Graduate - April 8, 2022

Real Analysis – May 9
Statistics – May 10
Numerical – May 11
Topology – May 12
Complex Analysis – May 17
Applied Algebra – May 16
Algebra – May 18

MATH 282 Comprehensive exam - April 12 

Questions? Please contact Diana Platero-Lopez (mathgradadvising@math.ucsd.edu)

Math PhD named 2021-22 ARCS Scholar

Graduate - October 13, 2021

Congratulations to PhD student Brian Tran, recipient of a 2021-22 ARCS Foundation Fellowship Award!  ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation of San Diego is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization founded and administered by women who support American leadership and aid advancement in science and technology.

GPSA Names Two in Mathematics for the 2021 Community Awards

Graduate - August 3, 2021

Congratulations to Math Ph.D. student Evangelos “Vaki” Nikitopoulos, recipient of the 2021 Professional / Grad Student Leader Award from the GPSA (Graduate & Professional Student Association). Also receiving an award, as Outstanding Professional / Grad Student Support Staff is Scott Rollans, Director of Student Services.

Fall 2021 Qual Exams - Sept 7-10, 13-15

Graduate - July 12, 2021

Fall 2021 Math Qualifying Exams will take place September 7-10 and 13-15. Register ASAP (no later than Friday, July 16, 2021) at:


For questions, contact Kelly Guerriero (kguerriero@ucsd.edu).

2020-21 TA Awards

Graduate - June 14, 2021

On behalf of the entire Mathematics Department - the Graduate Awards Committee have named four Ph.D. students as the recipients of the 2020-21 Teaching Assistant Award. Please join us in acknowledging the excellence, dedication and hard work of Bochao Kong, Eva Loeser, Alex Mathers, and Alec Todd.

Spring 2021 Qual Exams - May 10-14, 17-21

Graduate - March 17, 2021

Spring 2021 Math Qualifying exams will take place May 10-14 and 17-21. Register here by March 26: https://forms.gle/Mfmcz7JmDXLCNndt5

For questions, contact Kelly Guerriero (kguerriero@ucsd.edu).

2020-2021 Powell Dissertation Fellowships

Graduate - February 15, 2021

Congratulations to the following Ph.D. students who have been awarded the 2020-2021 Department of Mathematics Powell Dissertation Fellowship: Yingjia Fu, Xindong Tang, Yucheng Tu, Jaqueline Warren, Yizhe Zhu.

Fall 2020 Qualifying & Comprehensive Exams

Graduate - July 28, 2020

Algebra – August 31
Real Analysis – September 1
Statistics – September 2
Complex Analysis – September 3
Applied Algebra – September 4
Numerical – September 8
Topology – September 9

MATH 282 Comprehensive exam - September 22 

Questions? Please contact Kelly Guerriero (kguerriero@ucsd.edu)

Spring 2020 Math Qualifying and Comprehensive Exams

Graduate - April 20, 2020

Please sign up via this link, by April 30, 2020:


Questions? Contact Kelly Guerriero (kguerriero@ucsd.edu).