Department of Mathematics


Commencement 2019. Congratulations to all 2019 graduates! Click on thumbnail to get larger image.

Department Office: ST F206       Telephone: (323) 343-2150       FAX: (323) 343-5074       Email:
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm, Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
Address: Department of Mathematics, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032-8204


Melisa Hendrata, Eyob Demeke and Suzanne McEvoy have just published an article in the June/July issue of the Mathematical Association of America's Focus Magazine: Just-In-Time Interventions in a Quantitative Reasoning Course. This describes the success of Smart Start's activities in support of the new GE math course, Math 1000, Quantitative Reasoning in Today's World.

Hichem HajaiejThe Mathematics Department congratulates Hichem Hajaiej on his promotion to full professor. Dr. Hajaiej has a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and a Habilitation from the University of Tunis. He has been professor at various ranks at King Said University, New York University, the Preparatory Engineering School of Tunis, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Mc Master University. As well as teaching, research and committee work, he has been serving as precalculus coordinator this year.


Congratulations to Dang Nguyen and Anthony Zamora, co-winners of the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and to Kuen Park, winner of the 2019 Outstanding Senior Award.


Jose MijaresIn Fall 2019, the Math Department is welcoming a new faculty member, José Mijares. Dr. Mijares has a PhD in Mathematics from Universidad Central de Venezuela from 2007. Part of his thesis work was done at the University of Toronto.  He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, and is currently in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences University of Colorado, Denver.
At Universidad Central de Venezuela, Dr. Mijares served as course coordinator for Calculus I and II.  Dr. Mijares research is in infinite Ramsey theory, set theory, combinatorics and topology. He has written a book in Spanish on infinite Ramsey theory and has published nine research articles. He has been a supervisor for six undergraduate students, one PhD student and two graduate students in the master’s program.