Fall 2022 Undergraduate Group Planning Sessions


Please join us for Group Planning Sessions this Fall, where you can meet your Undergraduate Advisors and learn about the following advising topics.

To attend these Zoom sessions, please register at bit.ly/fa22groupplanning


"Double Majoring 101" 

  • Thursday, October 13th at 11:00 AM
  • Learn tips and tricks on how to submit a successful Double Major Petition


"Course Planning"

  • Thursday, November 3rd at 11:00 AM
  • Learn how to plan out courses using tools like Planned Course Offerings, your Degree Audit, and the Course Catalog


"Reading Your Degree Audit"

  • Thursday, December 1st at 11:00 AM
  • Intro to the ins and outs of reading your Degree Audit

September 28, 2022

PhD Student Awarded First Prize in the Great Math Challenges in Biology Contest


Ph.D. student Harish Kannan and a teammate won the first prize in the Great Math Challenges in Biology Contest conducted by the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University. Congratulations! 

September 6, 2022

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


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)


August 3, 2022

282 Comprehensive Exam - September 15th


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:


July 14, 2022

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


International Congress of Mathematicians Conference will run July 6 - 14 

Virtual ICM

July 5, 2022

Fall 2022 Qualifying Exams - August 29 - September 9


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)

July 5, 2022

2021-22 TA Awards


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!

June 3, 2022

PhD Student Honored as GPSA Community Award Recipient


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.

May 23, 2022

2021-22 Powell Dissertation Fellowship & Award


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!

May 19, 2022