Faculty


Cornelia Van Cott

Department Chair
(415) 422-4981

Cornelia Van Cott is a geometric topologist, studying knots, surfaces, and the interplay between three and four dimensional topology. She also enjoys...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, Indiana University, 2008

Courses:

Great Ideas in Mathematics, Business Statistics, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, Elementary Linear Algebra, Introduction to Formal Methods, Modern Algebra

Spencer Bowen

Adjunct Professor

   

Courses:

Foreword: Math, Elementary Statistics, Business Statistics, Calculus for the Liberal Arts

Xuemei Chen

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4223

Xuemei Chen is an analyst that works in the field of applied and computational harmonic analysis. She is interested in the theory, as well as its...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 2012 | BS, Mathematics, East China Normal University, 2007

Jennifer Chubb

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4693

My general research area is logic and computability theory, in particular computable structure theory. I am also studying quantum computing &...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, George Washington University, 2009 | MS, Applied Mathematics, George Mason University, 2003 | BS, Physics & Applied Mathematics, George Mason University, 1999

Courses:

Automata Theory, Business Statistics, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to Formal Methods, Selected Topics in Mathematics, Directed Reading and Research, Modern Algebra

Stephen Devlin

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6509

Stephen Devlin's recent interests include complex networks, game theory, and dynamics on networks. He is also interested in representation theory and...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, University of Maryland, 2001

Courses:

Data Mining, Special Topics in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, Discrete Mathematics, Elementary Linear Algebra, Mathematical Modeling, Directed Reading and Research, Real Analysis, Review of Linear Algebra

Kenneth Harrington

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6327

Office Hours:Thur. 4–4:30 p.m. and 6:20–6:45 p.m.

Courses:

Foreword: Math, Algebra for Business & Science, Mathematics for Educators, Business Statistics, Calculus for the Liberal Arts, Directed Reading and Research

Renee Brunelle Hubert

Instructor
(415) 422-5903

Renee Brunelle Hubert has been fascinated by mathematics since a very young age. After graduating magna cum laude from USF with a BS in mathematics...

Education:

MA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1997

Courses:

Elementary Statistics, Precalculus, Elementary Linear Algebra

Christian Kaegi

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-4322

I enjoy incorporating real-world examples and technology into my teaching to help bring the material to life and make it as relevant as possible to...

Education:

MBA, Accounting and Finance, the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University | BA, Economics, Magna Cum Laude, Amherst College

Courses:

Foreword: Math, Elementary Statistics, Biostatistics, Business Statistics

Emille Lawrence

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4671

Emille D. Lawrence is a low-dimensional topologist. Her mathematical interests include braid groups, geometric group theory, and spatial graphs. She...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, University of Georgia, 2007 | BS, Mathematics, Spelman College, 2001

Courses:

Elementary Statistics, Precalculus, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, Elementary Linear Algebra, Introduction to Formal Methods, Directed Reading and Research, Combinatorics, Topology

Olivia Mah

Adjunct Professor

   

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, Monash University, 2011

Courses:

Elementary Statistics, Biostatistics, Algebra for Business & Science, Business Statistics, Calculus for the Liberal Arts, Precalculus

Vincent Matsko

Assistant Professor

Professor Matsko is currently working on a book about three-dimensional polyhedra, but he also enjoys looking at polytopes in four dimensions and...

Education:

DA, Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993

Courses:

Business Statistics, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, Mathematics and Digital Art, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra & Probability, Directed Reading and Research

Emily McCullough

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6327

Emily McCullough's mathematical interests are in the fields of algebraic and geometric combinatorics, specifically in the area of Ehrhart theory. In...

Education:

MA, Mathematics, San Francisco State University

Courses:

Elementary Statistics, Biostatistics

Elizabeth Mickaily-Huber

Adjunct Professor

Although Professor Elizabeth Mickaily-Huber's degrees are in Chemical Engineering, her specialty is in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). She has...

Education:

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego | MS, Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego | BS, Chemical Engineering (Minor in French Literature), University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Elementary Statistics

Tristan Needham

Professor
(415) 422-5616

Tristan Needham (son of the distinguished social anthropologist Rodney Needham) grew up in Oxford, England, where he attended the Dragon School (with...

Education:

DPhil, Mathematics, Oxford University, 1987

Courses:

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, Elementary Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Differential Geometry

Peter Pacheco

Professor
(415) 422-6630

Professor Pacheco's main research interest is parallel computing. He's been involved in the development of the MPI Standard for message-passing.

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, Florida State University, 1983

Expertise:

Parallel computing

Courses:

Introduction to Parallel Computing, Computer Architecture, Laboratory, Directed Reading & Research, Modern Parallel Programming, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra & Probability, Discrete Math

Dennis Schlief

Adjunct Professor

Education:

MS, Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University

Courses:

Algebra for Business & Science, Business Statistics

Mitchell Schoenbrun

Adjunct Professor

Mitchell Schoenbrun has always had a keen interest in mathematics. In 1972, he spent a summer at an NSF mathematics program for high school...

Education:

MA, Mathematics, San Francisco State University

Courses:

Precalculus

Nathaniel Stevens

Assistant Professor

Nathaniel is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of San Francisco with a PhD from the University of Waterloo. He teaches jointly...

Education:

PhD, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2014 | MMATH, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2011 | BMATH, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2010 | Minor, Pure Math and Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2010

Courses:

Business Statistics, Probability with Applications, Statistics with Applications, Linear Regression, Directed Reading and Research, Time Series Analysis, Special Topics in Analytics

John Stillwell

Professor
(415) 422-5054

John Stillwell was born in Melbourne, Australia, and taught at Monash University from 1970 until 2001, before moving to USF in 2002. He was an...

Education:

PhD, MIT, 1970

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, History of Mathematics, Foundations of Geometry, Directed Reading and Research, Differential Geometry

David Uminsky

Associate Professor, Mathematics; Director MS in Data Science & Data Institute
(415) 422-6637

David Uminsky is the director for the MS in Data Science program. His research interests are in applied mathematics. He is interested in unsupervised machine learning, data clustering, algebraic signal processing, as well as pattern formation, dynamical systems and fluids. David was selected in 2015 by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) as a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow. Each year, 100 researchers under the age of 45 are selected by the academy, and the 20% of the current NAS were...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, Boston University | BS, Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

Courses:

Seminar Series III, Seminar Series IV, Differential Equations, Directed Reading and Research, Review of Linear Algebra, Seminar Series V

James Wilson

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6505

James is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Co-Director of the BS in Data Science program at the University of San Francisco. He has joint...

Education:

PhD, Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina, 2015 | MS, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University, 2010 | BS, Mathematics, Campbell University, 2008 | BS, Chemistry, Campbell University, 2008

Courses:

Intro to Data Science with R, Directed Reading and Research, Business Statistics, Probability with Applications, Statistical Learning, Directed Reading and Research, Linear Regression Analysis, Introduction to Machine Learning, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Computational Statistics, Special Topics in Analytics

Robert Wolf

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6836

Office Hours: MWF 8:25-9:15 a.m.

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 1968

Courses:

Elementary Statistics, Business Statistics, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Discrete Mathematics

Stephen Yeung

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2187

Dynamical systems theory including coupled oscillators, Josephson junction arrays, injection lasers, sigma-delta data converters, and algorithmic...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, Cornell University, 1999

Courses:

General Biology I, General Biology I Lab, Great Ideas in Mathematics, Biostatistics, Precalculus

Paul Zeitz

Professor
(415) 422-6590

Originally trained as an ergodic theorist (PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1992), today Paul Zeitz's overriding interest is mathematical...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Courses:

Business Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, Introduction to Formal Methods, Mathematical Circles, Math Colloquium, Number Theory, Directed Reading and Research, Combinatorics, Real Analysis

Contact Info

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center 121 (415) 422-6747 (415) 422-5747