Officers

Please email us at sums@ucsd.edu for general inquiries.

2019–2020

President Daniel
Daniel Lee
dhl011@ucsd.edu
Probability and Statistics
Data Science
4th Year, Muir
"I joined SUMS to support UCSD's mathematics community and department. I hope to establish an environment where like-minded students can meet one another and share their knowledge and passions of both pure and applied mathematics."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Probability and Statistics
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 170A, MATH 180A-B-C
Hobbies:
Programming, Tennis, Cooking, K-pop
Vice President Internal Annie
Chengyu (Annie) Chen
chc401@ucsd.edu
Applied Mathematics
Data Science
4th Year, Muir
"I joined SUMS to learn more about math and internship/job opportunities in the field. Through SUMS, I hope to meet people with similar interests and to plan out interesting events that would motivate others to get involved. I used to be the Events Chair which I help to plan and organize many interesting events. As a Vice President, I hope to build more strong connections between people that are interested in math and help them to find opportunities in their field of interest."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Probability
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 180A-B-C, MATH 181A-B
Hobbies:
Tennis, Swimming, Watching TV Shows
Vice President External James
James Garrafa
jgarrafa@ucsd.edu
Mathematics
Chemistry
3rd Year, Revelle
"I joined SUMS because it is a place where I found a community of people with similar interests and experiences. I hope to be able to bring more people into the community and help others find a sense of belonging in the Mathematics Department at UC San Diego."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Differential Equations, Probability
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 183
Hobbies:
Traveling, Languages, History, Linguistics, Musical Theater
Secretary Angela
Angela Yang
a2yang@ucsd.edu
Mathematics-Secondary Education
2nd Year, Marshall
"I joined SUMS in order to network with UCSD students who are interested in mathematics, as well as to gain opportunities to get more involved within this community. I hope that as an officer I can serve as a leader to the mathematics community at UCSD, plan events centered around the interests of the student body, and create a fun and welcoming environment where we can all grow and get to know one another together!"
Favorite Fields of Math:
Calculus
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 20C, MATH 109
Hobbies:
Tennis, Cooking, Listening to Music, Watching Movies
Treasurer Shiyu
Shiyu Hu
shh190@ucsd.edu
Applied Mathematics
Economics
4th Year, ERC
"I joined SUMS because I want to meet people who are passionate about mathematics. As an officer of SUMS, I will collaborate with other officers to come up with diverse events where students can have fun. Moreover, I hope that SUMS can provide advice on class/career planning and resources on internship."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Probability and Statistics
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 181A
Hobbies:
Photography, Movies, Reading, Cooking
Events Chair James
Kin Yau (James) Wong
k1wong@ucsd.edu
Mathematics-Computer Science
Minor in Economics
2nd Year, Revelle
"I joined SUMS because I am passionate about engaging all people in Mathematics, regardless of their background. I want to be in an environment where I can share my interests in Mathematics with other people. As the Events Chair, I hope to ensure that all events and events planning run smoothly. I hope that I am able to serve all people who are involved in Mathematics through these events, and hope to establish connections with people both inside and outside of the organisation."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Real Analysis, Number Theory
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 31AH-BH-CH
Hobbies:
Piano, Basketball, Programming
Workshops Chair Yi
Yi Fu
yif064@ucsd.edu
Applied Mathematics
Biology with Specialization in Bioinformatics
4th Year, Revelle
"I want to provide opportunities for students to learn collaboratively outside classroom through workshops. I hope math students at UCSD can build relationships and inspire each other."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Probability and Statistics
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 140A-B-C
Hobbies:
Bridge, Volleyball, Violin
Publicity Chair Parsia
Parsia Malek Hedayat
phedayat@ucsd.edu
Mathematics-Computer Science
2nd Year, Revelle
"The most rewarding experience is being surrounded by people who make you more passionate about the field you're in love with. SUMS is the only place where I feel comfortable with the fact that my whole personality revolves around math. Hopefully, I can help make SUMS a more robust and useful organization within the UCSD Department of Mathematics."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Number Theory
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 20D
Hobbies:
Programming, Reading, Playing Gomoku with My Dad
Publicity Chair Jingran
Jingran Xu
jix009@ucsd.edu
Mathematics-Applied Science
Minor in Theatre
2nd Year, Revelle
"I joined SUMS because it is one of the only math clubs on campus. I love math and I like talking to people about cool things in math. I joined the club as a member of the publicity committee and I feel like SUMS is a bit reclusive and underrated. I hope to change that by letting more people know about SUMS, what we do, and strengthen our network with the people in UCSD. As the Publicity Chair, I would like to help SUMS reach more students and show them resources that SUMS could provide. I really like math and I want to spread this enthusiasm through SUMS."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Topology and Geometry, Recreational Mathematics, Math in Art/Music
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 87
Hobbies:
Good Books, Poetry, Short Stories, Music, Movies, Documentaries (David Attenborough), Origami, Pottery/Ceramics, Procrastinating
Historian Fred
Frederick (Fred) Rajasekaran
frajasek@ucsd.edu
Mathematics
1st Year, Sixth
"I joined SUMS because I wanted to help grow the math community at UCSD. I would like to help other students at the university find their passion for math through SUMS events and workshops. As an officer, I hope to organize and host these events. Furthermore, as historian, I will help document SUMS' commitment to improving the undergraduate math community here."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Analysis and Combinatorics
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 140A
Hobbies:
Lifting, Basketball, EDM
Tech Chair Michael
Michael Bradley
mbbradle@ucsd.edu
Mathematics
Physics
2nd Year, Sixth
"I joined SUMS because I wanted to help spread my passion for Mathematics to a greater portion of the general student body at UCSD. As an officer I hope to play an active role in the organizing of various SUMS events."
Favorite Fields of Math:
Topology, Algebra, and Number Theory
Favorite Math Classes:
MATH 31AH
Hobbies:
Programming, Reading, Working on Math Problems (Especially with Others)
Community Advisor Jeffrey
Jeffrey Saikali
saikali@ucsd.edu
Department of Mathematics
Jeffrey is the Community Advisor of SUMS as well as one of the undergraduate/graduate advisors of the Department of Mathematics.

Staff Members: Arbi Leka, Chris Acosta, Xikai (Sky) Wu, Xiaoyi (Elinor) Zhang, Yueqi Wang

2018–2019

President: Daniel Lee
Vice President: Chengyu (Annie) Chen
Secretary: Yijia Yang
Treasurer: Yuqi Wang
Outreach Chair: James Garrafa
Events Chair: Kin Yau (James) Wong*
Workshops Chair: Yi Fu
Publicity Chair: Jingran Xu*
Tech Chair: Junhao (David) Zhang
Historian: Eric Gelphman**
Events Committee: Kin Yau (James) Wong*, Yimin Yang*, Yueqi Wang*
Publicity Committee: Jingran Xu*, Parsia Malek Hedayat*
Staff Members: Angela Yang*, Parsia Malek Hedayat*, Qiongwei (Vivi) Li*, Shiyu (Cecilia) Hu*, Yueqi Wang*
Community Advisor: Jeffrey Saikali

2017–2018

President: D. Zack Garza
Vice President: Daniel Lee**
Secretary: Simon Hu
Treasurer: Yuqi Wang*
Outreach Chair: James Garrafa*
Events Chair: Chengyu (Annie) Chen
Workshop Coordinator: Jonathan Lim
Publicity Chair: Guanxin Li*, Yijia Yang**
Technology Chair: Peter Amidon**
Website Coordinator: Joseph Gilby**, Junhao (David) Zhang*
Historian: Daniel Lee*, Eric Gelphman*
Outreach Committee: Yifan Wu**, Yijia Yang*
Community Advisor: Jeffrey Saikali

2016–2017

President: D. Zack Garza**
Vice President: Aiden J. Yoon**
Secretary and Logistics: Simon Hu**
Publicity Chair: Keenan Chan**
Technology Coordinator: Peter Amidon**
Community Advisor: Jeffrey Saikali**

*1 Quarter.
**2 Quarters.
See Archives for earlier years.