A picture of me in my Cambridge academic gown

Qiaochu Yuan

Office: 1068 Evans Hall
Office Hours (Spring 2014): W 3:00pm-5:00pm, or by appointment
Email: qchu[at]math[dot]berkeley[dot]edu

I am a second-year graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. (Note that there is now a first-year graduate student of the same name here.) My advisor is David Nadler.


Spring 2014: Math 1B Calculus (Reshetikhin). Course website, section website (last updated 4/23/14)

Fall 2013: Math 1A Calculus (Steel). Course website, section website (last updated 12/10/13)


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Spring 2014: Fall 2013: Spring 2013: Fall 2012:


On December 6th, 2013, I passed my qualifying exam. Here is my syllabus and transcript.

In the summer of 2013 I was an instructor at the Summer Program for Applied Rationality and Cognition.

In the summer of 2012 I was a counselor at the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS), where I had previously been a student in the summer of 2006.

I graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.Sc. in Mathematics) in February 2012. From September 2010 to April 2011 I also studied abroad at the University of Cambridge (Part II of the Mathematical Tripos) through the Cambridge-MIT Exchange.

Miscellaneous Writing

Surfaces and the representation theory of finite groups (Math 275 2012)
Lattice paths and the quadratic coefficient of Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials (SPUR 2010)
Topics in generating functions (WOOT 2009)
Explicit equations in the plane for elliptic curves given as space quartics (RSI 2007, Intel STS 2008)