Orientations for New First Year Undergraduate (August 24) and Transfer (August 26) Math Students

Undergraduate - August 3, 2022

The Department of Mathematics will be having (remote) orientations for new students in late August:

This will be an opportunity to meet your advisors, learn more about the undergraduate program, and ask questions in a Q and A session. 

Please use the link below to access orientation. 

August 24th at 9am for First-Years (https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/93625016334)

August 26th at 9am for Transfers (https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/99519875576)


282 Comprehensive Exam - September 15th

Graduate - July 14, 2022

The MATH 282 Comprehensive Exam has been scheduled for Thursday, September 15 from 10am-1pm. 
Students with A- or better in 282A and 282B in 2021-2022 are NOT required to take the exam.
Register via the link below by Wednesday, August 31:


International Congress of Mathematicians Conference - July 6-14, 2022

Department - July 5, 2022

International Congress of Mathematicians Conference will run July 6 - 14 

Virtual ICM

Fall 2022 Qualifying Exams - August 29 - September 9

Graduate - July 5, 2022

Fall 2022 Qualifying Exams

Exam dates:

  • August 30 - STATISTICS (1 - 4 PM PDT)

  • August 31 - COMPLEX (1 - 4 PM PDT)

  • September 1 - TOPOLOGY (1 - 4 PM PDT)

  • September 2 - APPLIED ALGEBRA (1 - 4 PM PDT)

  • September 6 - REAL ANALYSIS (1 - 4 PM PDT)

  • September 7 - NUMERICAL (9 AM - 12 PM PDT) 

  • September 8 - ALGEBRA (1- 4 PM PDT)

2021-22 TA Awards

Graduate - June 3, 2022

The Mathematics department is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021-22 TA Awards --

  • Tai-Hsuan Chung was praised as a devoted and enthusiastic instructor with a contagious love of mathematics.
  • Thomas Grubb was noted as instrumental to the success of Math 157, developing much of the content, methodology and overall tenor of the course.
  • Somak Maitra is a 'go-to' TA for entry level mathematics, where his students rave about his commitment to teaching and willingness to help
  • Nicholas Sieger was singled out for his clear passion for teaching and his willingness to always 'do more' to help in the running of his courses
  • Ji Zeng was commended as being professional, helpful and knowledgeable - with students finding him a more valuable resource than the textbook  

Please join us in celebrating this year's awardees!

PhD Student Honored as GPSA Community Award Recipient

Graduate - May 23, 2022

Congratulations to PhD student Eva Loeser - recipient of the 2021-22 GPSA Community Award for Peer Mentorship.  This award honors a graduate student at UC San Diego who has proven to be an excellent source of advice and wisdom for their colleagues in graduate school. Eva has shown a strong dedication and ability to advise her fellow graduate students on issues related to academics as well as general life skills, and her efforts towards peer mentorship (particularly as part of the rebirth of the Association for Women in Mathematics) has significantly enhanced the graduate school experience of our students.  Congratulations on the recognition Eva.

2021-22 Powell Dissertation Fellowship & Award

Graduate - May 19, 2022

The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that Jiaqi Liu, Jason O'Neill, Samir Canning, and Suhan Zhong have been awarded a 2021-2022 Powell Dissertation Fellowship, which provides funds to support research, and that Zilu Ma, Xiaoou Pan, and Zirui Zhang have been awarded a 2021-2022 Powell Dissertation Award. Congratulations to all of the awardees!

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.

Mathematics Honors Presentation Schedule

Undergraduate - May 4, 2022

The Mathematics Honors Presentation Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, May 4th
    • 9:00-9:30 AM: Hantao Yu
    • 9:30-10 AM: Junchen Zhao 1
    • :00-1:30 PM: Andrew Dennehy
    • 1:30-2:00 PM: Aidan Epperly
  • Friday, May 6th
    • 1:00-1:30 PM: Kin Yau James Wong
    • 1:30-2:00 PM: Shuncheng Yuan
    • 2:00-2:30 PM: Ricardo Arruda

If you are interested in attending, please email k1simmons@ucsd.edu for Zoom information.

Math Industry Day: Resume & Interview Tips (Hybrid Event)

Undergraduate - May 2, 2022

When: Monday, May 2nd @ 12:00pm-1:30pm via Zoom OR in person at the Dolores Huerta/Philip Vera Cruz Room
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/gDMkfj8Nvph3H5JfA

In collaboration with the Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students (SUMS), the Student Success Center is hosting a virtual Math Industry Day with a focus on resume and interview tips! The event will include presentations from three guest speakers about their work in industry and well as their tips for navigating the job search and application process. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in the session’s Q&A. Guest speakers include UCSD alumn, Amanda Horowitz, currently a first year student at Kellogg School of Management, UCSD alumn, Paul de Fusco, currently a Data Services Specialist at Cloudera, and UCSD alumn, Kishan Patel, a Data Analyst at Pacific Specialty Insurance Company.

Where is the Dolores Huerta/Philip Vera Cruz room? You can find a map here

Website: https://center.ucsd.edu/student-events/upcoming-events.html#mathevent

Registration form: https://forms.gle/LSq53XB4UE3gyxyQ9