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2018 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation |
Taiji Chen | Algebra, Algebraic Geometry | Lecturer, UCI |
Nicole Fider | Applied Math (Applied Cognitive Sciences, Psychology) | VAP, UCI |
Ali Kassir | Applied Math (Mathematical Finance) | Data Analyst at iHerb |
Timmy Ma | Applied Math (Complex Social Phenomena) | Postdoc, Dartmouth College |
Michael Porter | Number Theory | |
Christopher Rackauckas | Applied Math (Developmental Biology, Numerics of SPDEs) | Instructor, MIT |
2017 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation | |
Garrett Ervin | Logic, Set Theory | Postdoc, CMU | |
Jun Fang | Applied Math | Deep Learning Scientist, NeoGenomics Labs | |
Rui Han | Mathematical Physics | Hale VAP, Georgia Institute of Technology | |
Casey Kelleher | Geometric Analysis and Topology, PDEs | NSF Postdoc, Princeton | |
Christopher Lopez | Geometric Analysis | NSF Postdoc, UCSB | |
Tao Peng | Applied Math (Math Bio; Data Analysis) | Postdoc, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | |
Rufei Ren | Number Theory (Modular Forms ) | VAP, University of Rochester | |
Aghavni Simonyan | Applied Math (Math Biology) | Lecturer, UCI | |
Catherine Ta | Applied Math (Math Biology) | Data scientist, Databricks | |
Yuki Takahashi | Mathematical Physics, Quantum Mechanics | Postdoc, Bar-Ilan University | |
Andrew Thomas | Applied Math PDE Image Processing | Aerospace Industry | |
Karen Wood | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Space Systems Analyst at the Aerospace Corporation | |
Jienian Yang | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Data analyst at Pharmapace, Inc. | |
Shuai Zhang | Applied Math | Qualcomm |
2016 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation | |
Jess Boling | Geometry PDEs, Algebra | Adjunct Instructor, Cypress College | |
Mariano Franco De Leon | Applied Math | Intelligence and Segmentation Sr. Manager, Banco Azteca | |
Geoff Galgon | Logic, Set Theory | co-Founder and CEO, JustMilk | |
Hongwei Gao | Analysis & PDE | Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA | |
Michael Ho | Applied Math (Numerical Methods, Math Finance) | Raytheon | |
Cynthia Sanchez Tapia | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Hill Assistant Professor, Rutgers University | |
Chi Shing Tsang | Analysis, Math Physics | unknown | |
Hang Xu | Complex Geometry | J. J. Sylvester Assistant Professor, John Hopkins U | |
Penghang Yin | Signal Processing | Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA | |
Myungjun Yu | Number Theory | Postdoc, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor | |
Cheng Zhang | Probability, Numerical Analysis | unknown | |
Lingxiao Zhang | Inverse Problems | Credit Risk Analyst, MUFG Union Bank | |
Shiwen Zhang | Math Physics, Dynamical Systems | VAP, MSU |
2015 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation | |
Leesa Anzaldo | Number Theory | unknown | |
Ani Asatryan | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Technical Staff, Aerospace Corporation | |
Roger Dellaca | Algebra, Geometry | Lecturer, UCI | |
Andres Forero Cuervo | Logic, Set Theory | Lecturer/Academic Coordinator, UCI | |
Adrian Ferenc | Algebra | unknown | |
Matt Keti | Number Theory | unknown | |
Anna Konstorum | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Postdoctoral Fellow, UConn Health | |
Mary Lee | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Mathematician, Rand Corporation | |
Cynthia Northrup | Logic, Set Theory | Director of Digital Content at McGraw-Hill Education | |
Scott Northrup | Dynamical Systems | Adjunct Professor, Bellevue College | |
Nicholas Reale | Geometry, Topology | Head of Research and Development at Aspire3 | |
Shoo Seto | Complex Geometry | VAP, UCSB | |
Luke Smith | Number Theory, Algebra | Lecturer, UCI | |
Heng Su | Number Theory | Quantitative Researcher at Citadel LLC | |
Huaming Yan | Applied & Computational Math | Researcher, UCI | |
Lin Zhong | Applied Math | Amazon | |
Penghe Zu | Applied Math |
2014 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation |
Alexander Abatzoglou | Cryptography, Computational Number Theory | Adjunct Faculty Member, OCC |
Monroe Eskew | Logic, Set Theory | Postdoc, U of Vienna |
Jie Feng | Applied Math (Face Recognition) | Airbnb |
Fei He | Geometric Analysis | Assistant Professor, Xiamen University |
Joshua Hill | Algebra, Cryptography, Coding Theory, Number Theory | Information Security Scientitst, UL |
Hsiao-Fan Liu | Differential Geometry | unknown |
Xiaolong Long | Applied Math | |
Jacquelyn Rische | Applied Math | VAP, Hobart and William Smith Colleges |
Mustafa Said | Functional Analysis (Operator Theory, Von Neumann Algebra) | unknown |
Zheng Sun | Applied Math | unknown |
Dongyong Wang | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Software Engineer, Google |
Changjian Zou | Applied Math (PDEs, Stochastic Analysis) | Software Engineer, Google |
2013 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation |
Meng Chen | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Staff Data Scientist, Intuit |
Hee-Chul Choi | Number Theory | Adjunct Lecturer, ORange |
Keqin Gong | Applied Math (Mathematical Finance, Probability, and Stochastic Processes) | Quantitative Analyst, Wells Fargo |
Ryan Holben | Logic, Set Theory | Senior Software Engineer, Cruise Automation |
Chien-Hao Huang | Probability | Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University |
Jeremy Jankans | Algebraic Geometry | unknown |
Natalia Kiseleva-Karasik | Probability | Product Development and Business Analysis, Medata |
May Mei | Dynamical Systems, Math Physics | Assistant Professor, Denison University |
Jeremy Ovadia | Applied Math (Math Bio, Scientific Computing) | Senior Associate, Wilshire Advisor Solutions |
Michael Rael | Probability | Senior Statistician, Evidera |
Shane Ryerson | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Data Science Manager, Monsanto Company |
Fan Wang | Mathematical Finance | Quantitative Researcher, Squarepoint Capital |
Lihan Wang | Geometric Analysis | Postdoc, UC Riverside |
Angela Wong | Cryptography, Number Theory | Software Developer, Epic |
William Yessen | Dynamical Systems |
Postdoc Fellow, Rice Univ. Staff Engineer, Xperi Corp. |
Deliang Yin | Applied Math (Wave Propagation in random Media) | Model Validation at Scotiabank |
2012 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation | |
Robert Campbell | Probability | unknown | |
Wei-Kuo Chen | Probability, Stochastic Process, Applicantions | Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota | |
Ying Chen | Applied Math (Math Bio) | unknown | |
Aseel Farhat | PDEs | Whyburn Instructor, University of Virginia | |
Zachary Faubion | Logic, Set Theory | Lecturer, Tufts University | |
Kenn Huber | Probability | Lecturer, UCI | |
Li Kong | Applied Math (Stochastic Processes, Financial Math) | Risk Quant, Wells Fargo | |
Jian Liang | Applied Math | Quantitative Associate, Wells Fargo Securities | |
Yu-Yu Liu | PDE, Applied Math Analysis | Assistant Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan | |
Hua Lv | Applied Math (Stochastic Processes, Financial Math) | Front Office Quant, Wells Fargo Securities | |
Christoph Marx | Math Physics, Functional & Harmonic Analysis | Assistant Professor, Oberlin College | |
Rajinder Mavi | Math Physics | Postdoctoral Researcher, MSU | |
Shabnam Moobed-Mehdi-Abadi | Applied Mathematics (Math Bio) | unknown | |
Son Nguyen | Son Nguyen | Analysis, Mathematical Physics | Faculty at Coastline Community College |
William Pachas | Probability | unknown | |
John Pipan | Functional Analysis, PDEs | Data Center Support Technician, Cyxtera Technologies | |
Jingyu Wang | Algebraic Geometry | unknown | |
Min Wu | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute | |
Zhiwei Wu | Geometry | Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University | |
Meng Yu | Applied Math (Microphone Array Speech Processing) | Research scientitst, Tencent | |
Sean (Xun) Xue | Logic, Set Theory | unknown |
2011 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation |
Nicholas Alexander | Number Theory | Computer Security Consultant |
Feiyue Di | Probability, Stochastic processes, and Math finance | Quantitative Analyst, UBS |
Zev Klagsbrun | Number Theory | Reseach Staff Member; Center of Communications Research |
Adam Larios | Applied Math and PDE (Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Physics) | Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska- Lincoln |
Anh Le | Math Physics | unknown |
Wing-Cheong Lo | Applied Math (Bio Math) | Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong |
Jeremy Pecharich | Algebraic Geometry | Software Systems Engineer, JPL |
Yuyu Peng | Applied Math (Math Bio) | CEO & Founder of MyYam, Inc. |
Kara Pham | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Math Content Writer, Aleks |
Ronald Sorace | Applied Math | Lecturer, UCI |
Khang Tran | Analysis, PDE | unknown |
Aaron Welters | Math Physics | Assistant Professor, Florida Institiute of Technology |
Liping Zhang | Probability | unknown |
Su Zhao | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Associate IT Software Engineer, Kaiser Permanente |
2010 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation |
Carlo Chan | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Professor, IVC |
Geoffrey Cox | Applied Math (Biophysics) | Associate Professor, Virginia Military Institute |
Hao Gao | Applied Math | Assistant Professor, Emory University |
Seth Haney | Applied Math (Math Bio) | Postdoc, UCSD |
Kate Longo | PDEs, Image Processing | Scientist, SPAWAR |
Graham Mueller | Probability | unknown |
Daniel Nash | Four-manifolds/geometric topology/Algebra Topology | VAP, Pepperdine Seaver College |
Christopher Ograin | Applied Math | Lecturer with Securityh of Employment, UCSB |
Jinsun Sohn | Applied Math | Software Development Engineer, MSC Software |
Erin Brown | Applied Math (Math Bio, Cancer Modeling) | Advisory Manager, Deloitte and Touche |
Josh Whitney | Algebraic Geometry | Principal Data Scientist, AT&T Big Data |
2009 Graduates
Alumna/Alumnus | PhD research topic | Current Occupation |
Andrew-David Bjork | Logic, Set Theory, Ergodic Theory | Assistant Professor, Siena Heights University |
Sunil Chetty | Number Theory | Assistant Professor, College of St. Benedict |
Sean Cox | Logic, Set Theory | Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University |
Allen Katouli | Applied Math | Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, Quant |
Mitchell Khong | Applied Math | unknown |
Michail Korniotis | Applied Math (Financial Math) | Financial Risk Manager, KPMG |
Kyriakos Kypriotakis | Set Theory, Inner Model Theory | Assistant Professor, Southwestern Oregon Community |
Phong Le | Number Theory, Zeta Functions | Assistant Professor, Goucher College |
Songting Luo | Applied Math | Professor, Iowa State University |
Jeffrey Matayoshi | Probability, Random Polynomials | unknown |
My An Thi Tran | Analysis | unknown |