University of Southern California

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


Kaprielian Hall 104
(213) 740-2400
FAX: (213) 740-2424

Chair: Eric M. Friedlander, Ph.D.


University Professor and USC Associates Chair in Natural Sciences: Michael S. Waterman, Ph.D. (Biological Sciences and Computer Science)

University Professor and Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair in Communications: Solomon Golomb, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering)

Dean’s Professor of Mathematics: Eric M. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Gabilan Assistant Professor of Mathematics: Sami Assaf, Ph.D.

Professors: Kenneth Alexander, Ph.D.; Richard Arratia, Ph.D.; Peter Baxendale, Ph.D.; Francis Bonahon, Ph.D.*; Susan Friedlander, Ph.D.; Jason Fulman, Ph.D.; Larry Goldstein, Ph.D.; Robert Guralnick, Ph.D.*; Nicolai T.A. Haydn, Ph.D.; Ko Honda, Ph.D.; Edmond A. Jonckheere, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering); Sheldon Kamienny, Ph.D.; Igor Kukavica, Ph.D.; Charles Lanski, Ph.D.; Sergey Lototsky, Ph.D.; Jin Ma, Ph.D.; Feodor Malikov, Ph.D.; Remigijus Mikulevicius, Ph.D.; M. Susan Montgomery, Ph.D.*; Paul K. Newton, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); Wlodek Proskurowski, Ph.D.; Gary Rosen, Ph.D.; Robert J. Sacker, Ph.D.; Fengzhu Sun, Ph.D. (Biological Sciences); Nicholas P. Warner, Ph.D. (Physics); Chunming Wang, Ph.D.; Jianfeng Zhang, Ph.D.; Mohammed Ziane, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Jay Bartroff, Ph.D.; Aaron Lauda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Aravind Asok, Ph.D.; Sabin Cautis, Ph.D.

Professors (Research): Leonid Piterbarg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Teaching): Cymra Haskell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Teaching): Nathaniel Emerson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors (Non-Tenure Track): Andrea Appel, Ph.D.; Quentin Berger, Ph.D.; Bradley Drew, Ph.D.; Weiwei Hu, Ph.D.; Tobias Johnson, Ph.D.; Daniel Murfet, Ph.D.; Tuan Nguyen, Ph.D., David Rose, Ph.D.; Brian Ryals, Ph.D.; Anthony Suen, Ph.D.; James Zhao, Ph.D.; Guangbin Zhuang, Ph.D.

Professors Emeriti: Ronald E. Bruck Jr., Ph.D.; Alan Schumitzky, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or college teaching award.

Degree Programs

The Department of Mathematics has designed its major to give students an understanding of the several areas of mathematics. The program of study allows students to use electives to prepare themselves for a specific field, whether in industry, teaching or advanced graduate research. The faculty is engaged in a wide variety of research activities and offers courses in many areas.

The department offers the B.S., B.A. and minor in mathematics; B.S. and B.A. in applied and computational mathematics; B.S. in mathematics/economics; minor in mathematical finance and minor in statistics; progressive degree programs in mathematics; M.S. in applied mathematics; M.S. in mathematical finance; M.S. in statistics; M.A. in mathematics; M.A. in applied mathematics; M.S. in computational molecular biology; Ph.D. in applied mathematics; and Ph.D. in mathematics.