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

University Professor, Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics 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.; Edmond A. Jonckheere, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering); Sheldon Kamienny, Ph.D.; Igor Kukavica, Ph.D.; Charles Lanski, Ph.D.; Aaron Lauda, 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); Gary Rosen, Ph.D.; Robert J. Sacker, Ph.D.; Fengzhu Sun, Ph.D. (Biological Sciences); Chunming Wang, Ph.D.; Nicholas P. Warner, Ph.D. (Physics); Jianfeng Zhang, Ph.D.; Mohammed Ziane, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Aravind Asok, Ph.D.; Jay Bartroff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor: Stanislav Minsker, Ph.D.

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

Assistant Professors (Teaching): David Crombecque, Ph.D.; Nathaniel Emerson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors (Non-Tenure Track) of Mathematics: Andrea Appel, Ph.D.; Bradley Drew, Ph.D.; Tobias Johnson, Ph.D.; James-Michael Leahy, Ph.D.; Tuan Nguyen, Ph.D.; David Rose, Ph.D.; Brian Ryals, Ph.D.; Dominic Searles, Ph.D.; Alexander Soibelman, Ph.D.; Jeremy Toulisse, Ph.D.; James Zhao, Ph.D.; Guangbin Zhuang, Ph.D.

Lecturers: Cindy Blois, Ph.D.; Alona Kryshchenko, Ph.D.; Ricardo Mancera, Ph.D.; Leonid Piterbarg, Ph.D.; Guillermo Reyes Souto, Ph.D.; Neelesh Tiruviluamala, Ph.D.; Paul Tokorcheck, Ph.D.

Professors Emeritus: Ronald E. Bruck Jr., Ph.D.; Wlodek Proskurowski, 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.