College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences


Today's Seminars - 9/29
  • Geometry & Topology - 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. - Skye 268
Monday 9/25
  • N/A
Tuesday 9/26
  • N/A
Wednesday 9/27
  • N/A
Thursday 9/28 - First Day of Instruction
  • Fractal Research Group & Mathematical Physics - 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - Skye 268
Friday 9/29
  • Geometry & Topology - 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. - Skye 268



**The Department Staff will be working on a hybrid schedule**


Tel: (951) 827-3113
Fax: (951) 827-7314

Office Hours (front window only):
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.





Predictive Modeling in Biology and Medicine Conference

The Conference on Predictive Modeling in Biology and Medicine will take place at the Alumni & Visitors Center, University of California, Riverside, from November 17th - 19th, 2023. The Conference is sponsored by the Center for Quantitative Modeling in Biology, Department of Mathematics, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) and Office of Research and Economic Development (RED), University of California, Riverside. The conference will focus on recent progress in mathematical and computational modeling of biological systems, model translational predictions in biology and medicine and data-driven and machine learning methodologies in biology.

The conference will bring together researchers at different stages of their career to exchange ideas and novel approaches as well as to promote interdisciplinary collaborations with the special focus on promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Special sub-workshop on promoting DEI in Education and Research will be held on the first day, November 17th, 2023.

Registration is Free

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The Graduate Program in Mathematics will hold a virtual information session on Wednesday, October 18th from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please register online.

Graduation 2023

MOPTA 2023 Conference Poster Competition
james award

Graduate Student James Alcala has secured the third-place position in the Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA) 2023 Conference Poster Competition.

Congratulations James!

Academic Excellence Award 2023

The Academic Excellence Award is given to an outstanding student from each undergraduate major who is nominated by their faculty for achieving excellence in their academics and research or creative activity. Academic Excellence Award recipients will be recognized during the 2023 CNAS Commencement Ceremony and their names will be highlighted in the Commencement Program.

Congratulations go to Camille Korbut, Mathematics Major.

Dissertation Fellowship Recipients 2023 - 2024
left to right: alyshatoomy,tonyli, jenniferrangel

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients: Alysha Toomy, Tony Li, and Jennifer Rangel Ambriz!

Please read more about the recipients here.

Dissertation Fellowship Recipients 2022 - 2023
left to right: James Alcala new, Catherine Cannizzo, Hassan Attarchi, Javier Gonzalez-Anaya, Sayan Das of UCR Math

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients: James Alcala, Jacob Garcia, Austin Hansen, Isaac Tate, Tyler Pierce, and Christian Williams!

Please read more about the recipients here.

Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients 2022 - 2023
left to right: alyshatoomy,tonyli, jenniferrangel

Congratulations to our 2022 - 2023 Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients: Michael Gulas, James Le, Alex Tao, and Jennifer Wang!

Please read more about the recipients here.

Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients 2022 - 2023

Congratulations to our 2022 - 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award Honorable Mention Recipients: Gerardo Orozco - Fernandez!

Please read more about why Gerardo was chosen here.

Outstanding VAP Awards 2022 - 2023
left to right: Catherine Cannizzo, Hassan Attarchi, Javier Gonzalez-Anaya, Sayan Das of UCR Math

The Mathematics Outstanding VAP Awards go to Catherine Cannizzo, Javier Gonzalez-Anaya, Sayan Das, and Hassan Attarchi.

Please read more about why they were chosen and visit their profiles here.

F. Burton Jones Chair
Dr. Vyjayanthi Chari, UCR Math F. Burton Jones Chair

The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that Distinguished Professor Vyjayanthi Chari has been appointed F. Burnton Jones Chair of Pure Mathematics. The Math Department congratulates Professor Chari on her exceptional career and wishes her continued success.

Outstanding Global Ambassador Award 2023
Outstanding Global Ambassador Award 2023 Mark Alber UCR

The UCR Math Department proudly announces that Distinguished Professor Mark Alber is this year's winner of the Outstanding Global Ambassador Award. The Mathematics Department congratulates Professor Alber on this fantastic accomplishment.

Learn More About the Award and Dr. Alber

Distinguished Celebration
Vyjayanthi Chari, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, UCR

The International Center for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is hosting the conference Algebraic and Combinatorial Methods in Representation Theory in honor of the 65th birthday of Distinguished Professor Vyjayanthi Chari. The Mathematics Department congratulates Professor Chari on her remarkable career and wishes her continued success.

Dr. David Rush Remembered
Dr. David Rush

The UCR Math community extends our deepest sympathy and appreciation to the family of Professor Emeritus David Rush who passed away on February 13th, 2023. Dave was a prolific mathematical author and mentor whose positive influence on the careers of many young people will be felt for years to come.

To read more about Dave's impact on mathematics and our department Click Here.

Zhenghe Zhang
Zhenghe Zhang, UCR

For his vital contributions to interface of dynamical systems, spectral theory, and mathematical physics the university will promote Dr. Zhenghe Zhang to Associate Professor, effective July 1. The Math Department congratulates Dr. Zhenghe Zhang and wishes him continued success in his remarkable career.


Fulbright Scholar Award
Dr. Mark Alber, UCR

The UCR Mathematics Department proudly announces that Dr. Mark Alber was selected for the Fulbright US Scholar Award in the academic year 2023-2024. The award will support his extended visit to the Mathematical Institute, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, to collaborate on the project titled: Combining Mathematical Modeling and AI Methods for Studying Formation of Shape and Structure in Developing Tissue.

Inside UCR Story


UCR Microtutorial 2

The Microtutorials in Mathematics project team at UCR has conceived a new approach to producing a collection of micro-tutorials as supplementary instructional and learning materials. The intent is to assist the students and instructors to connect calculus with applications in various subject matters. The students could use them freely on any topics of their choice.  The videos are produced with follow-up questions to enable instructors to flip their classrooms if desired. For details, please visit its website:

Learn More


Math Alliance
Math Alliance: Providing educational success to underrepresented and first-generation students is an important part of UCR's mission.

"Our goal is simple: we want to be sure that every underrepresented or under-served American student with the talent and the ambition has the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a mathematical or statistical science."

If you are interested in becoming a Math Alliance Scholar, please feel free to contact Dr. Matthew Durham. The benefits include access to Math Alliances Facilitated Graduate Applications Process and possible funding to go the the Alliance's Field of Dreams conference.


Instability of an inverse problem for the stationary radiative transport near the diffusion limit
June 07, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Hongkai Zhao, Duke University Radiative transport equation is used widely to model propagation of particles through a scattering medium, such as photon transport in tissues in optical imaging. In this talk, I will present instability analysis of an inverse problem of radiative transport equation with angularly independent source…
Toward Robust Machine Learning Methods for Scientific Modeling and Simulation
May 24, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Skye 284
Paul Atzberger, University of California, Santa Barbara Recent emerging data-driven methods combined with more traditional numerical analysis are presenting new opportunities for model development and for performing simulations.   We will discuss a few motivating applications in fluid mechanics and biophysics.  We first discuss…
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