Mathematics (323) 343-2150

Wayne Bishop

Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., Western Michigan University

Contact: (323) 343-2159


Professor Bishop is a nationally-known expert in the area of precollegiate mathematics as related to curriculum and pedagogy in actual school use, as opposed to theoretical models that may be popular in schools of education. He has appeared nationally on CNN and the ABC Nightly News, has been quoted in Education Week, U.S. News & World Report, Reader’s Digest, and many other publications. He served on the Content Review Panel for the 1999 and 2001 California mathematics curriculum approval.

Fluent in: Spanish.

Mike Krebs

Director of Developmental Mathematics; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Contact: (323) 343-2166


Dr. Krebs specializes in algebraic geometry, complex geometry, and geometric topology.

Daphne Liu

Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Contact: (323) 343-2154


Dr. Liu’s professional interests include graph theory and its applications, combinatorics and combinatorial optimizations. She currently conducts research on constructing graph-theoretical structures to the frequency (or channel) assignment and problems in communications and industry. Publications include “T-colorings of Graphs” in the Discrete Math. Jour. Dr. Liu has chaired three sessions of nationwide conferences.

Fluent in: Chinese and Taiwanese.

Hrushikesh Mhaskar

Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Contact: (323) 343-2150


Dr. Mhaskar has published two books and more than 100 journal articles in the areas of approximation theory, potential theory, neural networks, and wavelet analysis. In addition, he was a co-editor of a special issue of Advances in Computational Mathematics on mathematical aspects of neural networks and the proceedings of an international workshop on wavelet analysis, Delhi, India, 1999. He has been serving on the editorial board of Computational Analysis and Applications, and Journal d’Analyse. He has held visiting positions as well as given several invited lectures throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He was awarded the Humboldt Fellowship for research in Germany three times. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Research Office. In addition, he is knowledgeable about Hindu philosophy.

Fluent in: Marathi.

P.K. Subramanian

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact: (323) 343-2150


Dr. Subramanian has published an article on “Convergence Analysis of Gauss-Newton method” in the Journal of Optimization Theory and its Applications and “A Class of Sequence Spaces and their Associated Two-Norm Spaces” in the Journal of Analysis. His interests are in functional analysis (in mathematics) and optimization theory (in computer science). In addition, he has developed language software in many Indian languages for the U.S. Government.

Fluent in: Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Punjabi, Malayalam.

Nguyen Uy

Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science; Ph.D., UCLA

Contact: (323) 343-2157


Dr. Uy specializes in the theory of removable singularities of analytic and harmonic functions as well as the UNIX operating system.

Fluent in: Vietnamese.