## Mathematics

*Chair: *Francis Bonahon, Ph.D.

#### Faculty

*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.; P. Vijay Kumar, Ph.D. *(Electrical Engineering)*; Ching Chieh Jay Kuo, Ph.D. *(Electrical Engineering)*; 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.; John E. Rolph, Ph.D. *(Information and Operations Management)*;* *Gary Rosen, Ph.D.; Robert J. Sacker, Ph.D.; Hubert Saleur, Ph.D. *(Physics)*; Alan Schumitzky, Ph.D.; Fengzhu Sun, Ph.D. *(Biological Sciences)*; Simon Tavaré, Ph.D. *(Biological Sciences)*;* *Zdenek Vorel, Ph.D.; Nicholas P. Warner, Ph.D. *(Physics)*; Chunming Wang, Ph.D.; Mohammed Ziane, Ph.D.

*Associate Professors:* Ting Chen, Ph.D. *(Biological Sciences)*; Jianfeng Zhang, Ph.D.

*Assistant Professors: *Aravind Asok, Ph.D.;* *Sami Assaf, Ph.D.;* *Jay Bartroff, Ph.D.; Aaron Lauda, Ph.D.

*Professors (Research): *Leonid Piterbarg, Ph.D.; Alexander G. Tartakovsky, Ph.D.

*Assistant Professors (Non-Tenure Track): *Chinmaya Gupta, Ph.D.; Brendon P. Rhoades, Ph.D.; Rongjie Lai, Ph.D.; Joseph A. Ross; Ph.D.; Heather M. Russell, Ph.D.; Walter Rusin, Ph.D.; Thomas B. Williams, Ph.D.; Konstantin Zuev, Ph.D.

*Professor Emeritus:* Edward K. Blum, Ph.D.

#### 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; 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.