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

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

Mathematics Honors Presentation Schedule

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.

May 4, 2022

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

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

May 2, 2022

SUMS Integration Bee 2022 Signup

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)**


April 8, 2022

New Process for 20E Transfer Equivalency

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.

December 8, 2021

Math Internship Event - Oct. 14, 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: https://tinyurl.com/5aa7dm4x

September 29, 2021

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.

May 23, 2021

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.

April 25, 2021

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.

April 15, 2021