Angela Hicks


You can find a statement about my teaching interests here.  I've been the instructor of record for several calculus courses, both at Stanford and UCSD.  I also had a fantastic time teaching undergraduate combinatorics my first year at Stanford and teaching Applied Matrix Analysis my final year.  At Lehigh, I've taught Math 231 (Probability and Statistics for Scientists) and will probably have taught several more before I update this area again.  If you are my student, looking for a course webpage, check for a Lehigh Coursesite as soon as you've registered for my course.

Outside the Classroom:

One of my favorite things about algebraic combinatorics is the number of beautiful problems it inspires that are accessible (in an appropriately restated form) to a less advanced audience.  If you've been attending undergraduate or begining graduate seminars in the Bay Area in the last few years, perhaps you've joined me in discussing the sandpile model-- moving chocolate chips around a graph until they reach the sink (and are then edible--of course!) or volunteered as a "driver" as we discussed parking functions.

As an undergraudate from a small liberal arts university, I persued a number of oportunities to learn outside the traditional classroom: participating in REUs at Duluth and BYU, studying approad in Budapest, and preparing for graduate school with Nebraska's IMMERSE program.  I'm always happy to serve on panels discussing these great programs and I'd really encourage interested undergraduates to look into these sorts of programs if they are considering a career in mathematics--I would not be the mathematician I am today without them. 


I am proud to serve as a member of the organizing committee for the Bay Area Discrete Math Day and was happy to host the conference at Stanford in Fall 2014.  I am also a recent reviewer for a number of journals.

While a graduate student at UCSD, I was a founding member of the UCSD chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics.  Funding from an MAA Tensor Grant, Microsoft Research, and UCSD allowed us to hold an undergraduate conference each year and cover travel expenses for graduate students going to research conferences.  We also initiated and started the UCSD Graduate-Undergraduate Learning Program, which paired interested graduate and undergradate students at UCSD for a semmester of reading or research.