Items about alumni and alumnae are listed on this page, by graduation year. It contains items received from February 2007 to January 2009. For the previous page, click here.


For news about former faculty, follow another link at left.


To contribute an item, submit it to the editor via email: alum@math.sfsu.edu.


1960-1979


David WALDEN, BA 1964, now retired, published Breakthrough Management in 2006, his third book in that area. He serves the TEX User’s Group as a board member. The Department thanks him for his recent assistance with mathematical typesetting! Walden was inducted into the SFSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 1998 for his pioneering Internet development work. Click here for his website.


Lawrence CHANG, BA 1968. Blind from early childhood, Dr. Chang served as research mathematician at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, then on our faculty during the years 1980–1983. He authored Handbook for Spoken Mathematics: Larry's Speakeasy, to help those who read text to blind mathematics students. This still current work is now in use by the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Larry died of cancer in 1983. Our Chang scholarship honors his memory.


1980-1989


Gertrud KRAUT, BA 1980, earned the PhD in numerical analysis in 1993 at Southern Methodist University. She enjoyed a career at the University of New Hampshire, and has recently moved to the University of Southern Virginia as Associate Professor and Director of Institutional Research. Click here for her website.


Sara SHAIN, BA 1982, earned the Doctorate of Public Health in statistics in 1994 at UCLA. She is now a statistician at UCSF, an Adjunct Professor at Dominican University in San Rafael, and the mother of two. Click here for her website.


1990-1999


Dan EGOLF, attended 1995–1996, is working in the Bay Area as an electrical engineer designing electronic circuits that are mounted inside medical devices.


Claus SCHUBERT, MA 1999, earned the PhD in 2006 from UCLA in algebra and number theory. He is now Director of Instructional Support in Mathematics at the University of Kentucky. Click here for his website.


2000-


Ming TSAO, MA 2000, earned the PhD in music in 2007 at UC San Diego. Click here for a description of his PhD works. His MA thesis, Abstract Musical Intervals: Group Theory for Composition and Analysis, written under the supervision of Prof. James T. Smith, was published in 2007 by Musurgia Universalis Press. Ming is currently living and composing in Berlin.


Amy MORROW, MA 2003, has decided to enter the statistics PhD program at UCLA. Click here for her website.


Ian SAMMIS, MA 2003, is a mathematics graduate student at UC Berkeley, nearing completion of his PhD in numerical analysis. Click here for his website.


LiMei WANG, BA 2003, earned an MA in computer science in 2005 from USC. After an internship in Dallas, she has moved back to San Diego, where she works on WiMAX standards.


Pierre DUECK, MA 2005, is a graduate student in mathematics at UC Davis.


Inho CHOI, MA 2006, now works for Dynamic Graphics in Alameda. Its primary focus is 3D modeling for the petroleum industry. During his job search he found many opportunities, and emphasizes the usefulness of a combination of mathematical, computer-science, and programming skills.


Viveka ERLANDSSON, MA 2006, is a PhD student at the City University of New York. Her MA thesis, Tame homomorphisms of polytopal rings, written under the supervision of Prof. Joseph Gubeladze, has been accepted for publication by the journal Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie.


Kyle SPRATT, BS 2006, has been admitted to the graduate program at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. He wants to concentrate on very technical aspects of digital audio signal processing and sound synthesis. Stanford is a pioneering center for that field.


Dmitriy ZHIV, MA 2006, has been appointed to a tenure-track position at Berkeley City College.


Sarah BIGELOW, BA 2007, was been awarded a Summer 2008 internship to conduct specified research in the history of mathematics education, under supervision of Prof. James T. Smith. In Fall 2008 she is starting a teaching career at Terra Nova High School in Pacifica.


Mary HALLORAN, MA 2007, continues teaching at SFSU as a lecturer. Her MA thesis, Finite Trigonometric Character Sums via Discrete Fourier Analysis, written under the supervision of Prof. Matthias Beck, was the basis for an article, coauthored with Beck, to be published in the International Journal of Number Theory.


Mizue HORIUCHI, MA 2007, is a mathematics PhD student at the University of Utah. Click here for her website.


Kerin KEYES, MA 2007, has been appointed to a tenure-track position in mathematics at City College of San Francisco.


Debbie LEE, MA 2007, has been appointed to a tenure-track position in mathematics at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Click here for her website.


Jemma LORENAT, BA 2007, has started an MA program in liberal studies at the City University of New York.


Asia MATTHEWS, MA 2007, is a PhD student at Queen’s University in Ontario. Her master’s thesis, “A geometric approach to Carlitz-Dedekind sums,” written under the supervision of Prof. Matthias Beck, was the basis for her article “Dedekind-Carlitz polynomials as lattice-point enumerators in rational polyhedra,” coauthored with Beck and Christian Haase of the Freie Universität Berlin. It has been accepted for publication in the journal Mathematische Annalen.


Candice PRICE, MA 2007, is a PhD student in mathematics at the University of Iowa.


Kim SEASHORE, MA 2007, has been admitted to the PhD program in Mathematics and Science Education at UC Berkeley.


Maree AFAGA, MA 2008, has been admitted to the PhD program in Mathematics at UC Santa Barbara.


Drew JARAMILLO, MA 2008, has been admitted to the PhD program in Mathematics at UC Santa Barbara.


Mitchell SCHOENBRUN, MA 2008, is teaching mathematics at the Woodside International School in San Francisco.