News and Announcements

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Javier Arsuaga as the new Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics Program Chair. We are grateful for Prof. Jesus DeLoera's tireless dedication to the program and its students.
Dr. Iyer joins us from Princeton University's Department of Mathematics where he completed a 3 year NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Iyer graduated with his Ph.D from Brown University under the guidance of Prof. Yan Guo
Joseph Michael Teran Professor, Mathematics Snow Business: Scientific Computing in the Movies and Beyond
Dr. Ding is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of California Davis. From 2018-2020, He was a research associate at Duke University working with Hau-Tieng Wu. Before that, he earned his PhD in statistics in 2018 from the University of Toronto under the supervision of Jeremy Quastel.
These courses listed on the PDF are courses our Applied Mathematics students may be interested in taking this Fall 2021.
Join the Mathematics and Statistics Department for the 13th Joint Colloquium, Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, 1:10pm featuring Prof. Caroline Uhler from MIT. The talk title is "Causal Inference in the Light of Drug Repurposing for COVID-19."
Please check out the courses being offered in other departments that might be of interest to you and your research.
We have four new videos about mathematics graduate studies at UC Davis.
Prof. Teran recently joined the ranks of the UC Davis Mathematics department from UCLA where he has taught and advised PhD students for 13 years. His research areas involve scientific computing, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and computer graphics.
These courses may be of interest to all graduate students but Applied Math students in particular. Please contact the instructor for more information.
The INFORMS Optimization Society 2020 Farkas Prize is awarded to Jesus De Loera in recognition of his pioneering work at the intersection of discrete mathematics, optimization and algebraic geometry.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering and computer science professor Raissa D’Souza will bring her expertise in network science to one of the world’s most prominent peer-reviewed journals as a new member of Science magazine’s Board of Reviewing Editors.
Martin Fraas is a mathematical physicist. He was born in Czechoslovakia and received his M.A. and PhD. degrees from Charles University in Prague. He had postdoctoral positions in the Technion (Israel) and ETH (Switzerland). Martin's first position in the US was in Virginia Tech, where he was an Assistant Professor in the mathematics department up until his move to UC Davis math department. Within mathematical physics, he focuses on studying the mathematical structures of quantum mechanics. He worked on open quantum systems, adiabatic theory, and quantum estimation theory. Most recently, his work focuses on topological phases of matter, a topic originating in condensed matter physics, and quantum trajectories, a topic originating in quantum optics.
Fernanda Valdovinos is a theoretical ecologist and network scientist. She recently joined (July 1st 2020) UC Davis as Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and before then she was Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems since January 2018. Her group studies the structure and dynamics of ecological networks at ecological and evolutionary scales; including their resilience to biodiversity loss, biological invasions, climate change, and exploitation by humans. Her main research lines include plant-pollinator systems and food-webs, which she studies using a combination of mathematical and computational approaches. Valdovinos got her PhD in 2014 on Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chile, and then conducted her postdoc studies at the University of Arizona and spent part of her postdoc time at UC Berkeley. For more information visit:

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  • GGAM Mini-Conference 2017

    GGAM Mini-Conference 2017

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    GGAM member Prof. Rademacher and his collaborators James Voss and Mikhail Belkin apply their new spectral clustering method to image segmentation

  • Swimming in viscoelastic fluids

    Swimming in viscoelastic fluids

    GGAM member Prof. Bob Guy explains about his research with GGAM member Prof. Becca Thomases at the GGAM miniconference 2016

  • Extreme Functions

    Extreme Functions

    GGAM member Prof. Matthias Köppe and Applied Math Ph.D. student Yuan Zhou investigate the infinite-dimensional Gomory–Johnson relaxation of mixed-integer optimization problems

  • GGAM miniconference 2016

    GGAM miniconference 2016

    Members of the Applied Math graduate student community at the GGAM miniconference 2016 reception

  • The Perfect Wave

    The Perfect Wave

    Read more about Professor Steve Shkoller's favorite waves in his research essay "The Perfect Wave"

  • Theoretical Ecology

    Theoretical Ecology

    GGAM member Prof. Alan Hastings in collaboration with Brett Melbourne uses experiments with beetles and stochastic models to study the effect of global change

  • Relativistic Shockwaves

    Relativistic Shockwaves

    Read about work by GGAM member Prof. Blake Temple and 2011 Applied Math Ph.D. graduate Moritz Reintjes on relativistic shockwaves

  • Compressed Sensing

    Compressed Sensing

    GGAM member Prof. Miles Lopes contributes to Compressed Sensing with his work on Sparsity Estimation

Upcoming Seminars

Mon, Oct 3, 4:10PM - MSB Courtyard
Math Bio. :
Mathematical Biology Meet & Greet

Tue, Oct 4, 1:10PM - MSB 2112
Probability : Tselil Schramm, Stanford
Higher-dimensional expansion of random geometric complexes

Wed, Oct 5, 12:00PM - MSB 3106
Student Research : Yu Hin Chan, UC Davis
Special Lagrangian and the deformed Hermitian Yang Mills

Wed, Oct 5, 4:10PM - MSB 3106
Student Combi/Alg : Joseph Pappe, UC Davis
Combinatorics and Representation Theory of Insertion Algorithms

Thu, Oct 6, 9:00AM - Zoom
Data & Dec. : various, UC Davis
MADDD: I still know what you did last summer

Thu, Oct 6, 2:10PM - MSB 2112
Geometry : Jacob Russell, Rice
Geometric finiteness and surface group extensions

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