Congratulations to Zhouli Xu as a recent recipient of the Frontiers of Science Awards

Congratulations to Zhouli Xu as a recent recipient of the Frontiers of Science Awards at the Inaugural International Congress of Basic Science (ICBS) Conference. Read more.

July 20, 2023

Careers in Math - Panel Discussion on May 17th

Interested in learning more about the different career paths you can take as a math student?
The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Student Success Center is hosting a Careers in Math Panel Discussion this Spring Quarter!
The event will provide great insights from industry professionals; they will share their academic and career experiences, information about their current company, the top skills they are seeking in a successful candidate, and more!
In addition, we will get to hear from SD2 (SD Squared) Co-Founder, H. Puentes! SD2 connects students to STEM opportunities providing access to education, mentorship, and the resources they need to succeed!
Wednesday, May 17th
5 PM-6:30 PM PST
Natural Sciences Building - Auditorium
Free food and drinks will be available, sponsored by SD2!


May 8, 2023

2023 Mathematics Graduation Stoles

The Society for Undergraduate Mathematics Students (SUMS) is selling stoles for math majors in the Class of 2023!

Price: $40

Extended Deadline: Sunday, May 7th at 11:59pm

If you are interested, please fill out the form:

May 2, 2023

Honors Presentations 2023

The 2023 Honors Presentations will be taking place starting May 2nd.  Contact for Zoom links for remote presentations.
Tuesday, May 2nd
  • 12:00pm - Fred Rajasekaran (APM 6402)
    • "Fluctuations of Eigenvalues and Concentration Inequalities for Patterned Random Matrices
  • 1:00pm - Fuxiang Yang (APM 6402)
    • "Invariant Theory and Group Coaction on Artin-Schelter Regular Algebra"
Tuesday, May 9th
  • 12:00pm - Mingcheng Sheng (APM 6402)
    • Topic: Freiman Problems, Title TBD
  • 1:00pm - Rohan Puthukudy (APM 6402)
    • ​​​​​​​"Combinatorial Representation Theory"
Wednesday, May 10th
  • 10:00am - Xun Gong (APM 6402)
    • ​​​​​​​"Monodromy of a Symmetric Surface"
Thursday, May 11th
  • 10:00am - Winston Yu (via Zoom)
    • "Power of Maximum Mean Discrepancy Tests using Generalized Anisotropic Kernels"
  • 2:00pm - Andrew Paul (via Zoom)​​​​​​​
    • Title TBD

April 24, 2023

Leesa Anzaldo and Ming Xiao receive the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award

Two math faculty receive awards!  Leesa Anzaldo and Ming Xiao selected by the Academic Senate Committee on Senate Awards to receive the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award.  Congratulations to you both!  Read more about the award

April 19, 2023

Spring 2023 In-Person Group Advising

The Mathematics advising team will be presenting a series of in-person advising / information sessions this quarter:

"Major Advising" - Friday, April 14th at 10:00am

Learn about the different Undergraduate Math majors and their requirements.

"Reading Your Degree Audit" - Wednesday, May 3rd at 10:00am

Learn how to interpret your Degree Audit, and how running a Degree Audit will show your status in fulfilling Math major requirements.

"Double Majoring" - Friday, Math 19th at 10:00am

Learn tips and tricks on how to submit a successful Double Major Petition for prospective and current Math majors.


Please register at  All presentations will take place in AP&M 7321

April 5, 2023

Jane Street Estimathon on Monday, January 30th

Jane Street will be hosting an Estimathon on January 30th at 2pm in APM B402A. 

The Estimathon is a mind-bending mixture of math and trivia. In teams, you'll attempt 13 Fermi problems in 30 minutes, ranging from totally trivial to positively Putnamesque. Be prepared to come up with the best set of confidence intervals! Sample problems include:

  • How many stop signs are in New York City?
  • How many babies were born in 1900?
  • How many Social Security Numbers are prime?

Register here by January 26th @ 11:59pm PT. All participants will register as an individual and teams will be created on-site. We will confirm your attendance with the event location by January 27th. 

January 13, 2023

Double Majoring Information Session - February 23rd at 11am

If you have questions about Double Majoring with Math at UCSD, be sure to attend this Zoom session on Thursday, February 23rd at 11:00am.  Learn some tips and tricks on how to submit a successful Double Major Petitions.  Of interest to both current and potential Math majors.

To attend this Zoom session, please register at

January 8, 2023