2021-22 TA Awards

Graduate - June 3, 2022

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!

PhD Student Honored as GPSA Community Award Recipient

Graduate - May 23, 2022

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.

2021-22 Powell Dissertation Fellowship & Award

Graduate - May 19, 2022

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!

2021-22 Libby Awardees

Graduate - May 4, 2022

Congratulations to the 2021-22 recipients of the Richard Libby Graduate Research Award

Somak Maitra & Kejin Wu (both advised by Dimitris Politis)

Richard Libby ('80, MA '82, PhD) received his degrees in mathematics at UC San Diego.  His generous contributions support graduate student research in our department in the areas of market analysis, quantitative finance, and related fields.  This includes, but is not limited to, research exploring the measurement, estimation, and implications of extreme events on financial markets and the broader economy with the potential to cause breakdown and systemic risk. The research may also include the extent to which the risks associated with these events can be managed by financial institutions, regulators, and households, along with the possibility of predicting and quantifying the magnitude and frequency of such events.

Mathematics Honors Presentation Schedule

Undergraduate - May 4, 2022

The Mathematics Honors Presentation Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, May 4th
    • 9:00-9:30 AM: Hantao Yu
    • 9:30-10 AM: Junchen Zhao 1
    • :00-1:30 PM: Andrew Dennehy
    • 1:30-2:00 PM: Aidan Epperly
  • Friday, May 6th
    • 1:00-1:30 PM: Kin Yau James Wong
    • 1:30-2:00 PM: Shuncheng Yuan
    • 2:00-2:30 PM: Ricardo Arruda

If you are interested in attending, please email k1simmons@ucsd.edu for Zoom information.

Math Industry Day: Resume & Interview Tips (Hybrid Event)

Undergraduate - May 2, 2022

When: Monday, May 2nd @ 12:00pm-1:30pm via Zoom OR in person at the Dolores Huerta/Philip Vera Cruz Room
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/gDMkfj8Nvph3H5JfA

In collaboration with the Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students (SUMS), the Student Success Center is hosting a virtual Math Industry Day with a focus on resume and interview tips! The event will include presentations from three guest speakers about their work in industry and well as their tips for navigating the job search and application process. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as participate in the session’s Q&A. Guest speakers include UCSD alumn, Amanda Horowitz, currently a first year student at Kellogg School of Management, UCSD alumn, Paul de Fusco, currently a Data Services Specialist at Cloudera, and UCSD alumn, Kishan Patel, a Data Analyst at Pacific Specialty Insurance Company.

Where is the Dolores Huerta/Philip Vera Cruz room? You can find a map here

Website: https://center.ucsd.edu/student-events/upcoming-events.html#mathevent

Registration form: https://forms.gle/LSq53XB4UE3gyxyQ9

SUMS Integration Bee 2022 Signup

Undergraduate - April 8, 2022

The Society for Undergraduate Mathematics Students (SUMS) will be hosting the Spring 2022 Integration Bee at UCSD! The style of SUMS' Integration Bee will be similar to that of MIT's Integration Bee, where contestants compete to solve integrals as quickly as possible (there is no need to show steps - only the solution counts).

If you would like to participate as a contestant, please fill out the form . We will be using this information to determine the difficulty of the problems.

There will be qualifying exams held throughout Weeks 5-7 of SP22. Depending on the number of contestants, the few top performing students will be selected to take part in the Integration Bee, of which will take place in Week 9 of SP22.

Many of the dates and locations are still in planning, but the academic weeks of when the events will take place are finalized.

If you have any questions before submitting the form, please email us at sums@ucsd.edu.

**This signup form will be open until the end of Week 4 of SP22 (i.e. Sunday 11:59pm of Week 4)**


Spring 2022 Qualifying & Comprehensive Exams

Graduate - April 8, 2022

Real Analysis – May 9
Statistics – May 10
Numerical – May 11
Topology – May 12
Complex Analysis – May 17
Applied Algebra – May 16
Algebra – May 18

MATH 282 Comprehensive exam - April 12 

Questions? Please contact Diana Platero-Lopez (mathgradadvising@math.ucsd.edu)

Frederick Manners - 2022 Sloan Fellowship

Department - March 11, 2022

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Frederick Manners who has received a 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. See UCSD News Release.

Adrian Ioana, Melvin Leok, Rayan Saab - 2022 Simons Fellows in Mathematics

Department - February 23, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Adrian Ioana, Professor Melvin Leok, and Associate Professor Rayan Saab who have been awarded Simons Fellowships in Mathematics in 2022 by the Simons Foundation.