Claremont McKenna College

Mathematics & Computer Science Faculty

Asuman G. Aksoy, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Crown Professor of Mathematics and George R. Roberts Fellow
B.Sc., University of Ankara (Turkey); M.S., The Middle East Technical University; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Teaching: Analysis (I and II), Complex Analysis, Measure Theory, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Engineering Mathematics,
Research: Banach Space Theory, Operator Theory, ... , (909) 607-2769, Adams Hall 215


Gerald L. Bradley, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
B.S., Harvey Mudd College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Research: Matrix Theory, Development of Calculus, ... , (909) 607-3259, Adams Hall 219


Lenny Fukshansky, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Teaching: Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, Discrete Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Research: Number Theory, Discrete and Convex Geometry, Arithmetic Geometry, , (909) 607-0014, Adams Hall 218


Mark Huber, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Fletcher Jones Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and George R. Roberts Fellow
B.S., Harvey Mudd College; Ph.D., Cornell University.
Teaching: Probability, Statistics, ...
Research: Monte Carlo simulation and stochastic computation for statistical applications, approximation algorithms, and numerical integration., Primary emphasis is on the design and analysis of new perfect sampling methods that draw variates exactly from high-dimensional target distributions., ... , (909) 607-0938, Adams Hall 217


Blake Hunter, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Davis; M.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona , (909) 607-8526, Adams Hall 212


Chiu-Yen Kao, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
University of California, Los Angeles, 2004 Ph.D.
Teaching: Calculus, Linear Algebra, ODE, PDE, Numerical Analysis, Math Modeling, Mathematical Biology, and Image Processing. ,
Research: Shape Optimization for Eigenvalue Problems, Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Equations and Dispersive Equations, Mathematical Biology, Level Set Methods and its Applications, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, , (909) 607-1066, Adams Hall 206


David Krumm, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Visiting Assistant Professor
B.S., University of Costa Rica; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Georgia.
Research: Arithmetic geometry, algebraic number theory, arithmetic dynamics, geometry of numbers., , (909) 607-7261, Adams Hall 212


Arthur H. Lee, Ph.D. -- read full profile


W. M. Keck Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Utah
Teaching: Programming Languages, Database Systems, Distributed Systems, Software Engineering.,
Research: Programming languages, Database systems, ... , (909) 607-0410, Adams Hall 216


Hiren Maharaj, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Visiting Assistant Professor
Research: Number theory with applications to algebraic coding theory and cryptography, , (909) 607-7431, Adams Hall 208


Deanna Needell, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
PhD in Mathematics University of California, Davis, May 2009 Dissertation Title: Topics in Compressed Sensing. Adviser: R. Vershynin. MA in Mathematics University of California, Davis, Sept. 2005 BS in Mathematics with High Distinction Second major in Computer Science University of Nevada, Reno, Dec. 2003 , (909) 607-1064, Adams Hall 207


Sam Nelson, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
Ph.D., Louisiana State University; M.S., Louisiana State University; B.S., University of Wyoming
Teaching: Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Introductory Pure Mathematics, Linear algebra, Abstract algebra, Topology, Algebraic topology, Geometry,
Research: Low-dimensional topology, knot theory, algebraic topology, , (909) 607-8979, Adams Hall 200


Mike O'Neill, Ph.D. -- read full profile


B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Teaching: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Real and Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Probability, Statistical Inference, Stochastic Processes, Game Theory, Putnam Exam preparation ,
Research: Geometric Function Theory, Harmonic Analysis, probabilistic methods, , (909) 627-8336, Adams Hall 214


John Sun, M.S. -- read full profile


Visiting Instructor
B.S., University of Virginia; M.S., North Carolina State University , (909) 607-7128, Adams Hall 201


Randy Swift, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Visiting Professor
B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.A. UC Santa Barbara; Ph.D. UC Riverside , (909) 607-1079, Adams Hall 208


Robert J. Valenza, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Dengler-Dykema Chair of Mathematics and the Humanities
B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Teaching: Mathematics, Humanities, ...
Research: Application of algebraic number theory to arithmetic algorithms, Philosophy of mathematics and science, ... , (909) 607-7371, Adams Hall 213


Mathematical Sciences

What is mathematics? Why should you become a math major at CMC? Hopefully this video answers (at least partially) these questions and more.

Welcome to our department!

CMC offers a strong and comprehensive mathematics major along with a solid sequence in computer science. In addition to standard major tracks in pure and applied mathematics, we also offer students an option to combine the study of mathematics with a second field by completing a dual major.

In addition to a large variety of math and CS courses offered at the Claremont Colleges every semester, we have a variety of great opportunities for undergraduate research. You can also read about some sample senior thesis topics, which can be pursued under the direction of our faculty.

Our department is a member of the Claremont Center for Mathematics Sciences (CCMS), which is a joint venture of the math departments of all the Claremont Colleges. In addition to a variety of workshops and special events, a full range of regular weekly seminars and colloquiua run under the auspices of CCMS. A calendar of mathematics events is also maintained on the CMCS website.

We are an active and vibrant mathematical community, and our students continue on to graduate studies as well as a variety of careers in mathematical sciences and related fields.

Our department is located in Adams Hall. Feel free to contact us or drop by!

Art Lee
Department Chair, Adams Hall 216
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-0410

Leslie Elias-Volz
Administrative Assistant
Faculty Support West
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-8098


Mathematical Sciences

Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 607-8098
Fax: (909) 621-8419

Campus Location

Kravis Center, Lower Court
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711