UC San Diego Math Graduate Program - US News Top 10 "Best Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry Programs"


Rankings of doctoral programs in the sciences published in 2023 were based solely on the results of surveys sent to academic officials in fall 2022 and early 2023 in chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics. View rankings at US News.

September 27, 2023

Congratulations to Zhouli Xu as a recent recipient of the Frontiers of Science Awards

Department, Graduate, Undergraduate

Congratulations to Zhouli Xu as a recent recipient of the Frontiers of Science Awards at the Inaugural International Congress of Basic Science (ICBS) Conference. Read more.

July 20, 2023

2022-23 TA Awards


The Mathematics department is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022-23 TA Awards

  • David Cavender - commended for his passion for teaching and concern for students as he took an active role in the courses he TA'd
  • Varun Khurana -  singled out for his dedication in developing real-world projects for students in Math 102
  • Richard Yi - nominated for his compassion, knowledge and organization; making countless worksheets and topic summaries for students in Math 109 and 154 
  • Wei Yin - was recommended for his ability to lead students towards a deeper appreciation of the beauty of Algebraic Number Theory

Please join us in celebrating this year's awardees!

July 7, 2023

Significant breakthrough in Ramsey Theory


Professor Jacques Verstraete and his former postdoc, Sam Matteus recently achieved a significant breakthrough in Ramsey Theory.  Article: Mathematicians Discover Novel Way to Predict Structure in Graphs.  Congratulations Jacques and Sam!

June 22, 2023

2022-23 Powell Dissertation Awards


After review of the many applications, the Graduate Awards Committee congratulates the following three PhD students on being named recipients of the Powell Dissertation Award:

Rusiru Gambheera Arachchige (Advisor: Cristian Popescu)

Shubham Sinha (Advisor: Dragos Oprea)

Brian Tran (Advisor: Melvin Leok)

June 12, 2023

Professor Bill Helton receives an honorary Doctor of Science


Bill Helton, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at UCSD, received an honorary Doctor of Science from Chapman University for his contributions to mathematics, specifically in operator theory and functional analysis, and for linking these areas with electrical engineering, optimal control and mathematical physics.

May 19, 2023

SEW Assistant Professor Aranya Lahiri received the Navy Impact Influencer


SEW Assistant Professor Aranya Lahiri received the Navy Impact Influencer certificate in recognition of the positive impact he has made on the lives of his students.  Rowan Barg (MAE), a student in the Navy Nuclear Collegiate Program nominated Professor Lahiri based on his teaching methods and unwavering dedication to his students' success.  Congratulations Aranya!

May 17, 2023

Statistics Student Recognized as Peer Mentor


Congratulations to Statistics MS student Teresa Rexin for being honored with the 2023 Outstanding Peer Mentor Award from the UC San Diego Graduate & Professional Student Association.  Part of the Mentorship Committee with the Association for Women in Mathematics, Teresa serves as a source of advice and wisdom to her colleagues.  Her willingness and ability to advise her fellow students on all issues of graduate life has greatly enhanced the experience of students in the Mathematics department.  Teresa will join other GPSA awardees at a ceremony on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

May 11, 2023

Danna Zhang selected as a 2023-24 Hellman Fellow


Danna Zhang selected as a 2023-24 Hellman Fellow.  This award  provides financial support and encouragement to young faculty in core disciplines who show capacity for great distinction in their research and creative activities.  Congratulations Danna!

May 8, 2023

Careers in Math - Panel Discussion on May 17th


Interested in learning more about the different career paths you can take as a math student?
The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Student Success Center is hosting a Careers in Math Panel Discussion this Spring Quarter!
The event will provide great insights from industry professionals; they will share their academic and career experiences, information about their current company, the top skills they are seeking in a successful candidate, and more!
In addition, we will get to hear from SD2 (SD Squared) Co-Founder, H. Puentes! SD2 connects students to STEM opportunities providing access to education, mentorship, and the resources they need to succeed!
Wednesday, May 17th
5 PM-6:30 PM PST
Natural Sciences Building - Auditorium
Free food and drinks will be available, sponsored by SD2!


May 8, 2023