Officers

D. Zack Garza
President dzgarza@ucsd.edu

Mathematics
3rd Year Transfer, Muir

Zack joined SUMS to help build a math culture at UCSD and a structured environment for students to pursue extracurricular math. His primary goal with SUMS is to form a stable organization that will span many generations of students, and to help students explore and discover the kinds of math that excite and inspire them.

Favorite Fields of Math: Algebra, Topology, Algebraic Geometry
Hobbies/Interests: Rebuilding/restoring old arcade machines, Playing musical instruments (drums, guitar, piano), Bicycling

Simon Hu
Secretary jhhu@ucsd.edu

Electrical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics
3rd Year, Warren College

Simon joined SUMS because he felt that UCSD did not have any other organization that could provide the undergraduate math community with the resources necessary to succeed. He hopes to share his deep passion of math with others at UCSD.

Favorite Fields of Math: Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, Playing the Violin, Working on Personal Projects

Guanxin Li
Publicity Chair gul002@ucsd.edu

Mathematics—Computer Science, Minor in Psychology
2nd Year, Revelle

Guanxin joined SUMS to plan out wonderful events together as a math community, and to share her passion and gain new perspectives on math from like-minded students.

Favorite Fields of Math: Statistics
Hobbies/Interests: Drawing, Cooking/Eating, Reading

Peter Amidon
Technology Chair pamidon@ucsd.edu

Computer Science
2nd Year, Muir

Peter joined SUMS because he enjoys various fields of math and had attended many of SUMS' Lightning Talks. He hopes to gain lots of fun math learning and teaching experience out of SUMS, and to meet other math loving undergraduates.

Favorite Fields of Math: Category Theory, Univalent Foundations, Homotopy Type Theory
Hobbies/Interests: Research on Programming Languages, Reading, Bicycling

Joseph Gilby
Website Coordinator jgilby@ucsd.edu

Applied Mathematics
2nd Year Transfer, Sixth

Joseph joined SUMS because he felt UCSD's math department should have more of a presence and because he had enjoyed the SUMS events so far. Through SUMS, he hopes to establish better communication amongst those who learn, apply, and contribute to math, and hopes to meet others and grow personally as an officer.

Favorite Fields of Math: Analysis, Differential Equations, Probability, Stochastic Processes
Hobbies/Interests: Walking/Hiking, Watching TV, YouTube

Annie Chen
Events Chair chc401@ucsd.edu

Applied Mathematics
2nd Year, Muir

Annie joined SUMS to learn more about math and internship/job opportunities in the field. Through SUMS, she hopes to meet people with similar interests and to plan out interesting events that would motivate others to get involved.

Favorite Fields of Math: Various Applied Math (e.g., Data Science)
Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, Tennis, Watching TV Shows, Eating

Jonathan Lim
Workshop Coordinator jzlim@ucsd.edu

Mathematics, Minor in Business
3rd Year, Warren

Jonathan joined SUMS to provide opportunities for students to learn math related material outside of class, without having to depend on workshops from UCSD's engineering departments. He hopes to build relationships with other like-minded math students.

Favorite Fields of Math: Measure Theory, Numerical Analysis
Hobbies/Interests: Anime, Guitar, Video Games, Sleeping

Daniel Lee
Historian dhl011@ucsd.edu

Probability and Statistics, Minor in Computer Science
2nd Year, Muir

Daniel joined SUMS to get involved in improving UCSD's math community and department. He hopes to record and add to SUMS' history, and to help future members continue what has been started.

Favorite Fields of Math: Statistics
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, Cooking, Driving, Sleeping

Yifan Wu
Outreach Committee yiw500@ucsd.edu

Mathematics—Economics, Minor in Psychology
2nd Year, ERC

Yifan joined SUMS to help build a community of students who love math, and who share ideas and connect with others from the different branches of the math department. She hopes to encourage students to learn more about math, especially from the ideas and experiences of professors and graduate students.

Favorite Fields of Math: Statistics, Mathematical Models of Economics
Hobbies/Interests: Listening to Music, Watching Dramas/Movies, Cooking, Jogging, Yoga

Yijia Yang
Outreach Committee yiy208@ucsd.edu

Probability and Statistics, Minor in Psychology
2nd Year, Muir

Yijia joined SUMS to take part in more math related events and to get to know more about math. She hopes to join and contribute to the improvement of the UCSD math community and make new friends in the process.

Favorite Fields of Math: Statistics
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Photographing, Watching TV Shows/Dramas, Sleeping

Jeffrey Saikali
Community Advisor saikali@ucsd.edu

Jeffrey is the Community Advisor of SUMS as well as one of the Undergraduate/Graduate Advisors of UCSD's Mathematics Department.

D. Zack Garza
President

Mathematics, Minor in Computer Science
4th Year, Muir College

Zack joined SUMS to help build a math community at UCSD. He hopes SUMS continues to be a meeting place and community of learning where people share their love and knowledge of math. His favorite math fact is that the sum of all n of the nth roots of unity is exactly zero. He feels that this fact gives rise to so many cool connections between algebra and geometry, and contains many nice symmetries--and one can recover Euler's infamous identity as a special case! Zack has approximate knowledge of many musical instruments--drums, guitar, and a bit of piano. He also cycles often and enjoys restoring/rebuilding old arcade machines.

Aiden J. Yoon
Vice President

Probability and Statistics
3rd Year, Sixth College

Upon transferring to UCSD, Aiden saw a lack of a mathematics community. He joined SUMS after seeing a chance to build and join such a community. His favorite field of mathematics is probability, as it forces us to abandon our intuitions and to instead focus on mathematical reasoning. Aiden enjoys snowboarding, listening to music, and playing video games.

Simon Hu
Secretary and Logistics

Electrical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics
2nd Year, Warren College

Simon decided to get involved with SUMS because he felt UCSD did not have an organization that could provide the undergraduate math community with the resources necessary to succeed. He has a deep passion for math and wants to share that passion with other math majors at UCSD. His favorite field of math is partial differential equations (PDEs), as they help model a lot of physical phenomena, which he thinks is amazing. In particular, PDEs have so many applications for physics and in engineering (his major). Simon enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and working on personal projects.

Peter Amidon
Technology Coordinator

Computer Science
1st Year, Muir College

Peter joined SUMS since he enjoys abstract math and computer science related math, and had been attending Zack's lightning talks regularly. As he became more involved with SUMS' lightning talks, he decided to attend meetings and become an officer. He hopes to gain lots of fun math learning/teaching experience out of SUMS and hopes to meet other math loving undergrads. His favorite field of math is category theory, as it seems to unify all the other fields of mathematics. He finds univalent foundations and homotopy type theory cool as well. In addition, his favorite mathematician is either David Hilbert, for introducing formalism into mathematics, or Alonzo Church, for introducing math into computer science. Peter's interests include research relating to programing languages, reading, and occasional bicycling.

Keenan Chan
Publicity Chair

Mathematics–Computer Science
1st Year, Muir College

Being a Math–CS Major at UCSD, Keenan was dismayed at the lack of a strong community of math students. Being a part of SUMS has allowed him to change this, and and has allowed him to encourage a community more welcoming to math students. From what little college math he has covered so far, he has found himself enjoying abstract algebra a lot. He cannot wait to take the MATH 100 sequence (Abstract Algebra) at UCSD. Keenan enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling around in general. In fact, he has been learning to drive recently, as it is his dream to go on a road trip in the U.S.

Jeffrey Saikali
Community Advisor

Jeffrey is the Community Advisor of SUMS as well as one of the Undergraduate/Graduate Advisors of UCSD's Mathematics Department.