Department of Mathematics

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Faculty news.


Joseph Richards joined our department in 2013, after completing his Ph.D. in Statistics at Carnegie Mellon, and a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley. His main area of interest is astrostatistics. Welcome!!

Mariel Vazquez - PECASE Award 2012 (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers).

Matt Beck - Mathematical Association of America Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Federico Ardila - NSF CAREER Award, 2010-2015.
Yitwah Cheung - NSF CAREER Award, 2010-2015.
Eric Hsu - NSF CAREER Award, 2004-2009.
Mariel Vazquez - NSF CAREER Grant, 2011-2016.

Federico Ardila - Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Emerging Scholar Award, 11.
Mariel Vazquez - Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Emerging Scholar Award, 12.

Federico Ardila - NSF Research Grant, 2008-2011. Combinatorics in geometry.
Javier Arsuaga - NIH RO1, 2013-2017. Reconstruction of 3D Genome Architecture from Chromatin Conformation Capture Data
Javier Arsuaga - NSF RUI Grant, 2012-2015. Using computational homology to detect DNA Copy Number Aberrations in Breast Cancer.
Javier Arsuaga - NIH Research Grant, 2007-2010. Modeling of DNA repair.
Javier Arsuaga and Mariel Vazquez - NIH Research Grant, 2008-2013. Multiscale analysis of CGH arrays from breast cancer patients using computational algebraic topology.
Javier Arsuaga and Mariel Vazquez - NSF Research Grant, 2009-2013. Topological characterization of DNA organization in bacteriophages.
Matthias Beck - NSF Research Grant 2012-2015. Applications to Ehrhart theory
Matthias Beck - NSF Research Grant, 2008-2012. Computations in Ehrhart theory.
Matthias Beck - NSF GK-12 Grant, 2009-2014. Creating Momentum through Communicating Mathematics.
Yitwah Cheung - NSF Research Grant, 2007-2010. Interactions between number theory and ergodic theory.
Joseph Gubeladze - NSF Research Grant, 2013-2016. Algebraic combinatorics.
Joseph Gubeladze - NSF Research Grant, 2010-2013. Four problems in polytopal algebraic combinatorics.
Joseph Gubeladze - NSF Research Grant, 2006-2009. Convex point configurations in algebraic combinatorics.
Eric Hsu, Judy Kysh, Diane Resek - NSF Math Science Partnership, 2003-2009. Revitalizing algebra.
Shidong Li - AFOSR Research Grant, 2011 - 2014. Frames and Compressed Sensing.
Shidong Li - NSF Research Grant, 2010-2013. Development of Nonorthogonal Fusion Frames and Reflective Sensing with Applications.
Shidong Li - NSF Research Grant, 2007-2010. Development of frame extensions and applications.
Alex Schuster - NSF Research Grant, 2006-2009. Sampling and interpolation on Riemann surfaces and in several complex variables.
Mariel Vazquez - NIH Research Grant, 2007-2010. Simulation of unknotting by Type II topoisomerases.

Federico Ardila - Keynote Speaker, NSF Mathematics Institutes' Modern Math Workshop, 2013.
Federico Ardila - Plenary Speaker, Colombian Mathematical Congress, 2011.
Federico Ardila - Plenary Speaker, Mexican Mathematical Congress, 2011.
Federico Ardila - Minicourse, NSF Mathematics Institutes' Modern Math Workshop, 2011.
Javier Arsuaga - Plenary Speaker, Conference on Computational Physics, 2012
Matthias Beck - Invited Speaker, Triangle Lectures in Combinatorics, 2013
Matthias Beck - Invited Speaker, Golden Section, MAA Meeting 2012.
Matthias Beck - Invited Speaker, Southern California-Nevada Section, MAA Meeting 2011.
Joseph Gubeladze - Plenary Speaker, International FPSAC Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, 2010.
Mariel Vazquez - Keynote Speaker, NSF Mathematics Institutes' Modern Math Workshop, 2011.



Department news.


The mathematics department at San Francisco State University hosted the following events:

  • Bay Area Discrete Math Day 2011.
  • FPSAC 2010, the 22nd Annual International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, in July, 2010.
  • The International workshop on Optimal Frames and Operator Theory on Jan 17 -19, 2010.
  • The 1st San Francisco International Meeting on DNA Topology on April 22-26, 2009. More information here.
  • The 2009 Spring Western Section Meeting of the American Mathematical Society on April 25-26, 2009. More information here.
  • The Pamela Fong symposium, featuring De Witt Sumners, on March 18-19, 2009. More information here.

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