Faculty

Full-Time 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, Introduction to Formal Methods, Modern Algebra, Real Analysis

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, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra & Probability, Introduction to Formal Methods, Directed Reading and Research, Modern Algebra

Stephen Devlin

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6509

Stephen Devlin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and is the director of the Master’s in Data Science program...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, University of Maryland, 2001

Courses:

Biostatistics, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, Discrete Mathematics, Elementary Linear Algebra, Mathematical Modeling, Directed Reading and Research, Real Analysis

Paul Intrevado

Assistant Professor of Data Science
(415) 422-2527

Paul Intrevado is an Assistant Professor of Data Science in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. Paul is a co-director of the Machine...

Education:

PhD, Operations Management, McGill University | MSc Industrial Engineering, Purdue University | BSc Industrial Engineering, Purdue University | Baccalaureate of Commerce, McGill University

Courses:

Intro to Data Science with R, Special Topics in Computer Science, Business Statistics

Emille Lawrence

Associate 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 II, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, Elementary Linear Algebra, Introduction to Formal Methods, Directed Reading and Research, Combinatorics, Topology

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, Directed Reading and Research, Differential Geometry

Daniel O'Connor

Assistant Professor

Daniel's research interests are in large scale optimization modeling and algorithms. His postdoctoral research in the UCLA Department of Radiation...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, UCLA

Courses:

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Probability with Applications, Statistics with Applications, Statistical Learning

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, Automata Theory, Modern Parallel Programming, Linear Algebra & Probability, Differential Equations, Discrete Math

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:

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, History of Mathematics, Foundations of Geometry, Directed Reading and Research

David Uminsky

Associate Professor, Mathematics; Director of the Data Institute
(415) 422-6637

David Uminsky's 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 previous Kavli Fellows. He is also the founding director...

Education:

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

Courses:

Differential Equations, Directed Reading and Research

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, Statistical Learning, Directed Reading and Research, Computational Statistics, Experiments in Data Science

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:

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

Part-Time Faculty


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, Mathematics for Educators, Business Statistics, Calculus for the Liberal Arts

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

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

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:

Introduction to Environmental Science w/Lab, Elementary Statistics

Lara Reichmann

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lara is an ecosystem ecologist interested in Data Science as a tool for minimizing the impacts of climate change. Her research addresses diverse...

Education:

PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University ’11

Courses:

Biostatistics

Dennis Schlief

Adjunct Professor

Education:

MS, Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University

Courses:

Algebra for Business & Science, Business Statistics

Emeriti Faculty


Millianne Lehmann

Millianne Lehmann received her M.A. in Mathematics from San Francisco State University in 1963 and joined the USF faculty 1965. Her areas of interest...