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  • Mathematics Moves to Uncapped

    Effective Monday, 5/24/2021, the Mathematics Department majors are no longer Capped.

    Continuing students may use the TritonLink Major/Minor Tool online to change their major department to Mathematics. No additional screening will be required.

    Incoming students may use the TritonLink Major/Minor Tool online to change their major department to Mathematics as soon as they are registered and enrolled for Fall 2021 courses.

    (05/24/2021 12:31 PM)

  • Honors Presentations 2021

    (Contact mathadvising@math.ucsd.edu for Zoom links.)

     

    Friday, April 30th

    • 3:30pm - Tomoki Oda
      "ADE Classification of Invariants, Singularities and Groups"

     

    Monday, May 3rd

    • 2:00pm - Austin Du
      "Estimating Quadratically Regularized Wasserstein Distance on k-Connected Graphs"
    • 2:30pm - Brian Chao
      "A spatial mutation model with increasing mutation rates"
    • 3:30pm - William Tran
      "Closed Random Walks on Lattices and Generalization of the Catalan Numbers"

     

    Wednesday, May 5th

    • 1:00pm - Huanxi Liu
      "An Evaluation of Hyperparameter Tuning Methods in SVM"
    • 1:30pm - Erding Liao
      "An Investigation on Modification of Hidden Markov Model with Partially Missing Observations"
    • 2:00pm - Ibrahim Hajar
      "Embeddability of Abstract Pseudo-Einstein Cauchy-Riemann Manifolds"

     

    Friday, May 7th

    • 1:00pm - Lawrence Zhang
      "A Friendly Introduction to Compressed Sensing"
    • 3:00pm - Jiyue Zeng
      "Numerical Methods for Convex Optimization and Their Applications"
    • 3:30pm - Artur Bayramyan
      "Topological Algebra: Tool of Persistent Homology and Its Application in Analysing US School Data"

     

    Please contact mathadvising@math.ucsd.edu for Zoom links.

    (04/26/2021 02:00 PM)

  • Undergraduate Mathematicians Recognized for Academic Excellence

    Congratulations to those students awarded the 2021 Physical Sciences Dean's Award for Undergraduate Excellence: Ricardo Arruda, Samuel Babichenko, Yiwei Cao, Brian Chao, Amanda Huynh, Michael Jaber, Liu Jiazheng, Tomoki Oda, Yixuan Peng, Yueyan Tang, Yining Wang, Thurman Ye, Jiyue Zeng, and Kaiqi Zhang. Special commendation to Keller Jordan, one of three students in the Division to also receive the Selma and Robert Silagi Award.

    (04/16/2021 11:32 AM)

  • Math Industry Day - March 3, 2021

    Math Industry Day: Careers in Computer Science

    Math Industry Day

    The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Student Success Center is hosting a Math Industry Day: Careers in Computer Science webinar on Wednesday, March 3rd from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The event will feature presentations by industry speakers as they share more about their academic and career journey, their current company, top skills they are seeking in a successful candidate, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in the live Q & A.

    RSVP here.
    Learn more about the speakers here.

    (02/23/2021 12:08 PM)

  • Winter/Spring 2021 P/NP Policy for Majors in Mathematics

     
    The faculty of the Department of Mathematics will allow for Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 students in any Math Department major (MA27, MA29, MA30, MA31, MA32, MA33, MA34, MA35) to take a maximum of four (4) major requirement courses on a P/NP basis in each quarter. This includes both lower-division and upper-division courses as well as courses taken from other departments that are used to satisfy Math major requirements. 
     
    However, no more than seven (7) total upper-division courses taken in Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 with a P grade will be allowed to satisfy major requirements.
     
    Here is a link to the Enrollment & Registration Calendar for this academic year. The WI21 deadline for all students to change grading options is 3/12/21 (Week 10). The SP21 deadline for all students to change grading options is 6/4/21 (Week 10).

    Please keep in mind the following:
    • Winter 2021 & Spring 2021 P/NP units will not count towards the 25% maximum allowed by the University
    • Course work must be equivalent to C- or better to receive a P grade.
    • Financial Aid packages will be affected by NP grades.
    • Students looking to go into math graduate programs would most likely want to take key coursework (especially advanced theory classes like Algebra or Analysis) for letter grades as these are courses graduate admissions committees will focus on. This is also true for students applying to competitive research programs, fellowships and internships.
     
    The P grade is an acceptable prerequisite for any Math Department course. An EASy request may be required if WebReg does not automatically recognize the P grade prerequisite when you attempt to enroll. Students who plan to use the P grade as a prerequisite for another department's course should consult with that department before electing the grade option change.
    (02/12/2021 10:22 AM)

  • Fall 2020 P/NP Policy for Majors in Mathematics

     
    The faculty of the Department of Mathematics will allow for Fall 2020 students in any Math Department major (MA27, MA29, MA30, MA31, MA32, MA33, MA34, MA35) to take a maximum of four (4) on a P/NP basis. This includes both lower-division and upper-division courses as well as courses taken from other departments that are used to satisfy Math major requirements. 
     
    However, no more than seven (7) total upper-division courses taken in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 with a P grade will be allowed to satisfy major requirements.

    Please keep in mind the following:
    • Fall 2020 P/NP units will count toward the 25% maximum allowed by the University.
    • Course work must be equivalent to C- or better to receive a P grade.
    • A change from a D grade to a NP will result in a loss of units.
    • Financial Aid packages will be affected by NP grades.
    • A change to P/NP for a Fall 2020 course will be allowed for a repeat of a class in which a D or F grade was earned in an earlier term.
    • Students looking to go into math graduate programs would most likely want to take key coursework (especially advanced theory classes like Algebra or Analysis) for letter grades as these are courses graduate admissions committees will focus on. This is also true for students applying to competitive research programs, fellowships and internships.
     
    The P grade is an acceptable prerequisite for any Math Department course. An EASy request may be required if WebReg does not automatically recognize the P grade prerequisite when you attempt to enroll. Students who plan to use the P grade as a prerequisite for another department's course should consult with that department before electing the grade option change.
    (12/17/2020 12:20 PM)

  • Math Industry Day - September 16, 2020

    Wednesday, September 16th from 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM

    Math Industry Day

    The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Student Success Center is hosting a Math Industry Day: Careers in Finance webinar that will feature presentations by industry speakers as they share more about their academic and career journey, their current company, top skills they are seeking in a successful candidate, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in the live Q & A. Register and submit questions here.

    (09/14/2020 10:36 AM)

  • Math Industry Day - July 22, 2020

    Math Industry DayJoin us for Math Industry Day, featuring industry professionals:

    • Kyle Shannon
    • Laura Wilke
    • Charles Yetman

     

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 1:00–2:00pm

    More details of the event can be found here and the link to the video is here.

    Co-sponsored with the Mathematics Department and the Physical Sciences Student Success Center.

    (07/14/2020 03:46 PM)

  • Spring Quarter 2020 P/NP Policy for Majors in Mathematics

    The faculty of the Department of Mathematics have decided to allow students in any Math Department major (MA27, MA29, MA30, MA31, MA32, MA33, MA34, MA35) to take a maximum of four Spring 2020 major courses on a P/NP basis.

    If you decide to make the grade option change online, please re-run your degree audit after the change to ensure the course(s) have been properly accepted into your major requirements.

    The P grade is an acceptable prerequisite for any Math Department course. An EASy request may be required if WebReg does not automatically recognize the P grade prerequisite when you attempt to enroll. Students who plan to use the P grade as a prerequisite for another department's course should consult with that department before electing the grade option change. 

    (05/12/2020 12:46 PM)

  • Honors Presentations

    (Contact mathadvising@math.ucsd.edu for Zoom links.)

    Monday, May 4th
    10:00amRandy Martinez (advised by Claus Sorensen)
    "The Zeta Function on Fermat Hypersurfaces"
    2:00pmOmar Vazquez (advised by Ery Arias-Castro)
    "Applications of Instrumental Variables in Real Estate Data Analysis"

     

    Wednesday, May 6th
    9:30amHaoyang Li (advised by Ery Arias-Castro)
    "Algorithms and Applications of Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra"
    10:00amThu Nguyen (advised by Ery Arias-Castro)
    "Recovering vertices in a preferential attachment model"
    10:30amJeb Runnoe (advised by Philip Gill)
    "Performance of Quasi-Newton Variants for Unconstrained Optimization"
    11:00amYi Fu (advised by Bill Helton)
    "Empirical Properties of Extreme Points Arising in Semidefinite Programming with Matrix Variables"

     

    Please contact mathadvising@math.ucsd.edu for Zoom links.

    (04/30/2020 12:07 PM)

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Updated 05/24/2021 12:33 PM