Los Angeles Math Circle

Math Circle People

Olga Radko is the Founding Director of the LAMC. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2002 specializing in Poisson Geometry, and is currently an Academic Administrator  at the UCLA department of Mathematics. Olga started LAMC in 2007 and has been leading it since then. She recruits and trains all of the LAMC's instructors, develops curriculum and oversees all aspects of the program. 


Oleg Gleizer is the Chief Curriculum Developer  and the Lead Instructor of the Early Elementary group at the LAMC.  He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2001 from Northeastern University of Boston specializing in representation theory and special functions. Oleg sees his mission in inventing ways to present some important parts of modern day Mathematics (and occasionally Physics), typically reserved to college, to the children from age four and up. 








Guest Lecturers 2012-2013

Prof. Jonas Azzam (University of Washington, Seattle)
Dr. Oleg Gleizer
Prof. Christian Haesemeyer (UCLA)
Prof. Ciprian Manolescu (UCLA)
Prof. Mo Omar (CalTech) 
Prof. David Renfrew (UCLA)
Prof. Terence Tao (UCLA)

Guest Lecturers 2011-2012

Professor Robert Brown (UCLA)
Dr. Oleg Gleizer
Dr. Ali Gurel (Accord Institute, A* program)
Professor Johanna Hardin (Pomona College)
Professor Ciprian Manolescu (UCLA)
Professor Christoph Thiele (UCLA)

Guest Lecturers 2010-2011

Professor Marek Biskup (UCLA)
Professor Kirby Baker (UCLA, retired)
Professor Alissa Crans (LMU)
Mr. William Fitz-Gibbon (Walter Reed Middle School, retired)
Professor Christian Haesemeyer (UCLA)
Professor Adrian Ioana (UCLA & Clay Math Inst.)
Professor Ciprian Manolescu (UCLA)
Professor Briant Matthews (Azuza Pac. Univ)
Professor Blake Mellor (LMU)
Professor Mario Michelli (UCLA)

Guest Lecturers 2009-2010

Professor Kirby Baker (UCLA, retired)
Mr. William Fitz-Gibbon (Walter Reed Middle School, retired)
Professor Christian Haesemeyer (UCLA)
Professor Ciprian Manolescu (UCLA)

Professor Igor Pak (UCLA)
Professor Dimitri Shlyakhtenko (UCLA)
Professor Zvezdelina Stankova (Mills College/
      Berkeley Math Circle)

Professor Christoph Thiele (UCLA) 
Professor Monica Visan (UCLA)
Professor Jared Weinstein (UCLA)

Guest Lecturers 2007-2008

Professor Andrea Brose (UCLA);
Professor Talia Fernos (UCLA);
Mr. William Fitz-Gibbon (Walter Reed Middle School);
Professor Ted Gamelin (UCLA);
Professor Tamara Kucherenko (UCLA);
Mr. Sean Markan (Art of Problem Solving);
Professor Dimitri Shlyakhtenko (UCLA);
Professor Luminita Vese (UCLA);
Dr. Kevin Wang (MathZoom).

Circle Docents

Preston Carroll is a second year undergraduate Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics major. Outside of school, he enjoys: playing for the UCLA Ultimate Frisbee team, bouldering, and playing chess. Within mathematics he has a large interest in mathematical modeling and optimization.
Oleg Gleizer One of the greatest mathematicians of the past 20th century, Israel Gelfand, has once told me, ’Oleg, if you understand a math concept, you should be able to explain it to a 4-year-old.’ Inspired by this idea, I teach elements of modern math, typically presented in college, to children age 4 and up. See my book, Modern Math for Elementary Schoolers, for more. The book is a free download at http://www.naturalmath.com/DeltaStreamMedia/OlegGleizerModernMathematics_12_2011.pdf It is copy-lefted, so feel free to use for any non-commercial purposes. I also work as an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Math. Dept. I have my Ph.D. in Math. from Northeastern University of Boston. I have research papers published in top-ranking journals, including Transactions of the AMS and Advances in Mathematics.
Morgan Joeck Morgan Joeck is excited to be part of the Math Circle again. He teaches algebra and geometry for LAUSD at Bishop Conaty – Our Lady of Loretto. He went to UCLA for his Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Master’s degree in education. Morgan is a member of the California Mathematics Council and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and attends their local and national conferences annually.
Don Laackman is a fifth year graduate student in the in the mathematics department at UCLA interested in in Algebra and Algebraic K-Theory.
Anton Lykov I am a third year UCLA Mathematics and Computer Science student. I have been teaching school students for over 5 years, and I truly enjoy it. Besides teaching, I like playing soccer and watching movies.
Michael Puthawala
Christina-Marie Santillan Communications Coordinator, UCLA Department of Mathematics
Courtney Scott
Ivy Wang is currently a fifth-year undergraduate student at UCLA double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. When removed from her natural environment of sitting in front of her computer programming, she enjoys rock climbing at the Wooden Center.

Previous Years

Farzin Barekat
Kaley Barnett
Krish Bhutwala
Samuel Birns
Francisc Bozgan
Francisc Bozgan
Wenjun Cai
Pietro Carolino
Andre Chen
Eric Chiang
Iris Cong
Nicholas Cook
Lucy Xunyuan Dai
Adam Drown
Alin Galatan
Ishita Gambhir
Sam Gawboy
Andrew George
Clinton Givens
Dani Glouberman
Katja Goldring
Mya Greene
Michael Hall
Luke Harmon
Jeff Hicks
Emmanuelle Hodara
Cole Hugelmeyer
Fushuai Jiang
Stella Joh
Derek Jung
Ufuk Kanat
Eli Kirshbaum
Angela Lam
Joyce Law
John Lensmire
Jeff Lewis
Jeff Lewis
Yingkun Li
Elizabeth Lim
Ben Lin
Florence Liu
Katy McDonald
Travis Meyer
Caitlin Newsom
James Newton
Daniel Nghiem
Huan-Sony Nguyen
Danh Nguyen Luu
Noah Olander
Daniel O’Connor
Jason O’Neill
Tudor Padurariu
Janet Page
April Pan
Alyssa Perez
Prateek Puri
Anand Rajagopalan
Aaditya Ramesh
Lauren Rosas
Moe Scott
Katherine Sheu
Ruby Shi
Isaac Solomon
Melinda Speckmann
Nicholas Stich
Nick Strehlke
Deven Ware
Danielle Waters
Cory Williams
Connor Winn
Jonathan Wolf
Andrew Woods
Chloe Wu
Daniel Yazdi
Jiayan Ye
Rosalie Yee
Jiwei Zhang
Zhihao Zhao
Dillon Zhi
renning bruns
adrian roth