Department of Mathematics

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


NSS Food Drive October 1- 26.   If you would like to donate to the Cal State LA food pantry (Student Union 308E), please bring non-perishable and non-expired food items to the department office and place them in the blue bin. More...

Faculty position: The department is currently seeking an Associate/Full Professor of Mathematics (with tenure). More...

Silvia Heubach has just received a CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award. The award recognizes faculty leaders who have implemented innovative practices that significantly improve student success.  More...

Congratulations to Luis Ruiz who just picked up the Trjitzinsky Memorial Scholarship.  More...


Luis Ruiz


Dorian Smith at NovosibirskSee if you can spot Dorian Smith in this picture from Novosibirsk. (Click on the picture for larger version.) She attended a meeting on Graphs and Groups, Representations and Relations in August. There were lectures during the day, seminars from researchers in the afternoon, then exercise sessions in the evening. One of the participants, Dr Zhanar Berikkyzy, is from UCR and she's going to talk to the math club on Oct 23rd.  Here's the link:  The school/conference is offered every year. Next year it is in China:

The Mathematics Department welcomes two new faculty members this semester:

Jie Zhong received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of Southern California in 2013. After graduation, he spent one year as a postdoc fellow under the CREST (JST) program at Ritsumeikan University in Japan. Then, he came back to U.S. and joined University of Central Florida for a visiting assistant professor position.  During the fall semester of 2015, he was a postdoc fellow in the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley. Prior to joining Cal State LA, he was a visiting assistant professor at University of Rochester for two years.

Dong Zhou obtained his B.S. in mathematics from Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China. In 2008, Zhou came to Philadelphia to attend graduate school at Temple University, where he received his M.A. in mathematics in 2010 and Ph.D. in applied and computational mathematics in 2014. Prior to joining Cal State LA, Zhou was a research assistant professor at Temple University and a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on developing highly accurate numerical methods for differential equations that arise in incompressible fluid flow and interface propagation.