Department ofMathematics and Computer Science

Faculty and Staff

Gerald Alexanderson 

Gerald L. Alexanderson, Professor
B.A., University of Oregon; M.S., Stanford University
Specialties: combinatorics, number theory

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Glenn D. Appleby, Associate Professor
A.B., University of Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Specialties: algebra, algebraic combinatorics

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José Barría, Professor
B.A., University of Concepción; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
Specialties: operator theory, functional analysis

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Robert Bekes 

Robert A. Bekes, Associate Professor
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon
Specialties: functional analysis, statistics

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Frank A. Farris, Professor and Department Chair
B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Specialties: differential geometry, expository mathematics, mathematical economics

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Mike Hartglass

Mike Hartglass, Assistant Professor
B.S., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Specialty: analysis

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Shiva Houshmand

Shiva Houshmand, Assistant Professor

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Corey Irving, Lecturer
B.S., M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Specialty: algebraic geometry

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PJ Jedlovec

PJ Jedlovec, Lecturer

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Leonard Klosinkski  Leonard F. Klosinski, Associate Professor
B.S., Santa Clara University; M.S., Oregon State University
Specialty: computer science

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Natalie Linnell, Lecturer
B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle
Specialty: computer science

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Mary Long, Lecturer
B.S., Santa Clara University; M.S., University of Oregon
Specialty: mathematics and physics

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Sukanya Manna

Sukanya Manna, Assistant Professor
BTech, University of Kalyani, India; MS, National Taiwan University; Ph.D., Australian National University, Australia
Specialties: Web and Data Science, Machine Learning and Data/Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval

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Nicolette Meshkat 

Nicolette Meshkat, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Specialties: applied algebraic geometry, systems biology

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Tamsen McGinley

Tamsen (Whitehead) McGinley, Associate Professor
B.S., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Specialties: combinatorics, theoretical computer science

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Mona Musa  Mona Musa, Lecturer
B.S., University of Khartoum, Sudan; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Specialties: algebra and coding theory, computer algebra systems

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Daniel N. Ostrov, Professor
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., Brown University
Specialties: financial mathematics, partial differential equations, control theory, applied mathematics

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Norm Parris

Norman Paris, Lecturer
B.S., B.A., San Jose State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Specialty: Physics

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Laurie Poe, Senior Lecturer
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., San Jose State University
Specialties: mathematics education

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Luvreet Sangha, Lecturer
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Specialty: Combinatorics


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Edward Schaefer

Edward F. Schaefer, Professor
B.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Specialties: algebraic number theory, cryptography, arithmetic geometry

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Rick Scott

Richard A. Scott, Professor
B.S., Santa Clara University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Specialties: topology, geometric group theory, algebraic geometry

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Dennis C. Smolarski, S.J., Professor
B.S., Santa Clara University; M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.Div, S.T.M., Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Specialties: numerical analysis,  iterative solution of linear systems

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Nicholas Tran, Associate Professor
B.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Specialties: information security, complexity theory

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Byron Walden

Byron L. Walden, Associate Professor
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Specialties: complex analysis, computer science

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Adjunct Faculty

Mehdi Ahmadi, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
B.S., Shiraz University, Iran; Ph.D., Imperial College, London, UK
Specialties: Quantum Information and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics


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Linda C. Burks, Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow
B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan
Specialty: Mathematics education

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Katelyn Byington

Katelyn Byington, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics and Statistics. University of California, Santa Cruz
BS Mathematics and Physics. California Lutheran University
Specialties: Applied Mathematics, Fluid Dynamics

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Suzanne Damm 

Suzanne Damm, Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer
Specialty: Mathematics education

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Carrie Frates Carrie Frates, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
B.S., California State University, Hayward; M.S., California State University, Hayward
Specialties: mathematics and health education

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Kan Liu, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
B.S., Xiamen University; M.S. Beijing University; Ph.D., Ohio State University
Specialty: Combinatorics

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Matthew O’Dell, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
B.S., University of Idaho; M.S., Boise State University; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Specialty: Lie theory

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Navid Shaghaghi, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
B.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., Santa Clara University
Specialties: sustainable energy engineering, computer science


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  Reza Shariatmadari, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
B.S., New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; M.S. Case Western University
Specialty: graph theory

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Diane Taylor, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
B.S., Columbia University; M.S., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Specialty: fluid mechanics

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Ignacio Terizzano

Ignacio Terrizzano, Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer
Specialty: Computer 

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Julia Zuev

Julia Zuev, Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer
B.S., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
Specialty: Numerical Analysis

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Staff

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