New Process for 20E Transfer Equivalency

Undergraduate - December 8, 2021

Effective Winter 2022, the department will no longer require students take a Requirement Fulfillment Exam in order to receive equivalent transfer credit for Math 20E.

Go here for complete information on the new petition process.

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.

Benedict Gross - Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 2021

Department - September 30, 2021

Congratulations to Benedict Gross, Professor Emeritus, who, along with colleague Don Zagier are awarded the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 2021.

Math Internship Event - Oct. 14, 2021

Undergraduate - September 29, 2021

Resources & Best Practices for Internship Preparation
October 14, 2021 — 1 PM–2 PM

Math Internship Event Poster

The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Student Success Center will host a Resources & Best Practices for Internship Preparation webinar on October 14, 1:00-2:00 p.m. The panelists will share information on what resources are available and what are the best practices for internship preparation 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:

Alex Cloninger - UCTV Science Like Me Video

Department - September 21, 2021

Assistant Professor Alex Cloninger is profiled in the UCTV Science Like Me video "Meet a Mathematician with Alex Cloninger".

Amir Mohammadi, Zhouli Xu, Tianyi Zheng - ICM 2022 Invited Lectures

Department - September 20, 2021

Three faculty in the mathematics department, Amir Mohammadi, Zhouli Xu, and Tianyi Zheng have been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2022:
Bin Dong of Beijing University, China, who was a SEW Visiting Assistant Professor at UCSD in 2009-2011 was also invited to speak.

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.

Fan Chung Graham, Melvin Leok - TILOS NSF National AI Research Institute

Department - August 1, 2021

Congratulations to math faculty Fan Chung Graham and Melvin Leok. They are part of the newly announced institute focused on artificial intelligence and optimization headquartered at UC San Diego. The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale, or TILOS, is funded by a $20 million grant from the NSF. See UCSD News Release.

AWM Student Chapter - 2021 Award for Professional Development

Department - July 30, 2021

The UCSD AWM has been awarded the 2021 AWM Student Chapter Award for Professional Development by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) in recognition of the success of its program to develop students' professional involvement in mathematics.

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 (