Department of Mathematics


UCR Mathematics is one of the few math departments in the country that offers diversity in research, small hands-on classes and the unique opportunity to learn from the the most prominent mathematicians in the country.  At UC Riverside you will have easy access to the 24 faculty members and approximately 70 graduate students. Ease of access to our faculty and grads means you’ll have a connection to their research and teaching in a broad range of specialties, including: algebra, analysis, geomtry, topology, mathematical physics and combantorics. We off a Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy. The UCR library has subcriptions to well over 100 paper and electronic mathematical journals and is aggressively expanding its large selection of mathematical volumes. Over 100 doctorates have been awarded in the 40 years since the graduate program began.
  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Memorial for Dr. John Keith Oddson

    From Press Enterprise Obituary:

    Dr. John Keith Oddson, Associate Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at UCR, was born in Canada in 1935 on November 30th. He was received by our Lord at 12:45AM on November 27, 2013 in Riverside, California. Keith's son preceded him in 1995 at the age of 26, due to kidney failure. Keith had kidney cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, and 3 children, Karen, Kathy and Roger. He was a very loving and devoted father, husband and friend. He loved fishing and camping with a tent, while playing on his Lone Ranger guitar, singing songs around the campfire and at home.

    The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to: Companion Hospice, 4199 Flat Rock Dr., Ste 200, Riverside, California 92505 OR to: The Cancer Center, 4500 Brockton Ave., Suite 101, Riverside, Ca 92501.

    A memorial service will be held at the Botanical Gardens at U.C.R. at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

  • Posted November 5, 2013

    Press Enterprise: UC Riverside: A time to revel in mathematics

    "At least 400 mathematicians, engineers, physicists, computer scientists, statisticians and students attended the meeting, said Michel Lapidus, associate secretary of the organization's Western section. Twenty topical sessions and four plenary lectures were held in four buildings on campus over two days."

  • Posted October 16, 2013

    Visual Insight: a new AMS blog by John Baez

    The AMS announces Visual Insight, a place to share striking images that help explain advanced topics in mathematics. Dr. John Baez, professor of mathematics at UC Riverside who also works at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore, is excited about the new blog. "I'm always looking for truly beautiful images, so if you know about one, please let me know! If you have created one that you want to share, please include a link to it in a comment." (Image: "Catacaustic of a Cardioid," by Greg Egan.) The blog launches with some stunning visualizations: "Tübingen Tiling," "Algebraic Numbers," "{6,3,3} Honeycomb in Upper Half Space," and "Catacaustic of a Cardioid". Baez posts a brief explanation about each along with a link to additional information.

    Baez has worked on higher category theory and quantum gravity, and since 1993 has written an internet column This Week’s Finds-- sometimes called the world's first blog. In 2010, concerned about climate change and the future of the planet, he switched to working on more practical topics and started the Azimuth Project, an international collaboration to create a focal point for scientists and engineers interested in saving the planet. But Baez continues to enjoy explaining mathematics, and one way to do that is on the Visual Insight blog. Followers may subscribe to an RSS feed or watch for new blog posts on AMS google+, AMS Facebook and AMS Twitter.


AMC 10/12 (2015)

Testing Day Information:

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

HUB 302


      • Registration: 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at HUB 302 North
      • Exam: 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      • Closing Ceremonies: 7:15 p.m.

Test Time:
The AMC 10/12-B test is approximately 75 minutes long.

Due to the limited space with testing in the department, we strongly recommend only one parent attend along with the participating student. Waiting room space outside the conference room will be minimal.

Students and parents will need to have their own transportation to the UCR campus. We strongly recommend carpooling, if possible.

You can pick up complimentary parking permits from the attendant in Lot 24. Additional parking information for visitors is located on the Parking Services website: http://www.parking.ucr.edu/index.php?content=services/event_services.html

AMC LevelAchievement ClassAchievement# of Students
Achievement Roll
Score of 15 or above
Honor Roll
Top 5%
Honor Roll
Top 2.5%
Distinguished Honor Roll
Top 1%
Honor Roll
Top 5%
Distinguished Honor Roll
Top 1%




The MaτH Clµb (The Math Club)


AMC 8 & 10/12 American Mathematical Competition

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Department of Mathematics
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Tel: (951) 827-3113
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Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.