Research Interests

I work in mathematical logic and theoretical computer science. My research looks at complexity of mathematical structures and models of computation including randomness and resource bounds.

For details and publications, see my research page.


For more than ten years, I have taught and TAed many classes: calculus (for engineers and for other non-math majors), linear algebra, vector calculus, abstract algebra, introduction to mathematical logic, introduction to computability theory, and a seminar course in Kolmogorov complexity. I have also taken on active roles training TAs, mentoring younger graduate students, and contributing to curriculum committees.

For details and course websites, see my teaching page.

Grants and Awards

  • NSF Grant DMS-1060351 2010-2013
  • NSF Grant DMS-0901005 2009-2010
  • Cornell Mathematics Department Teaching Award2007-2008
  • Robert John Battig Graduate Prize (Research) 2006-2007
  • NSERC Postgraduate Fellowship 2003-2007


  • 2010-present SE Warschawski Visiting Assistant Professor, UCSD
  • 2008-2010 CLE Moore Instructor, MIT


  • 2008 PhD (Mathematics), Cornell University
  • 2006 MS (Mathematics), Cornell University
  • 2006 MS (Computer Science), Cornell University
  • 2003 BSc (Mathematics & Engineering), Queen's University
  • 2003 BA (Philosophy), Queen's University

Mia Minnes,
SEW Assistant Professor

Dept. of Mathematics
AP&M 5121 and CSE 4206
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0112
La Jolla California 92093-0112

Office hours (Winter 2014)
in AP&M:
Monday 11:15am-12:30pm
Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm,
and by appt

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