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Private tutoring

Interested in private tutoring?

Here is a list of graduate students who are willing to tutor
privately for the Fall 2020 term. Please use the
“@math.hawaii.edu” email address for all.

Aaron Hagstrom: hagstr
Sam Birns: sbirns
Hugh Chou: hchou
Saroj Niraula: sniraula
Ikenna Nometa: ikenna
Rico Vicente: rvicente

Please contact them directly to make arrangements such as cost,
meeting time and place, etc.  The Mathematics Department is not
responsible for these arrangements.

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Graduate program in logic

The logic seminar for Spring 2020 will be held Fridays at 2:30–3:20pm, room TBA.
The logic seminar for Fall 2019 was held Wednesdays at 2:30–3:20pm in Keller 314.

If you are interested in the seminar, please let Kameryn Williams know to be added to the mailing list.

The Department of Mathematics at University of Hawaii at Manoa has long had an informal graduate program in logic, lattice theory, and universal algebra (People, Courses, Description) going back to Alfred Tarski’s 1963 student William Hanf.

We are offering the following course rotation (courses mostly repeating after two years):

Past offerings
Semester Course number Course title Instructor
Spring 2016 MATH 649 Applied Model Theory Ross
Fall 2016 MATH 654 Graduate Introduction to Logic Beros
Spring 2017 MATH 657 Computability and Complexity Khan
Spring 2018 MATH 649 Applied Model Theory Ross
Fall 2018 MATH 654 Graduate Introduction to Logic Kjos-Hanssen
Spring 2019 MATH 655 Set theory Williams
Spring 2020 MATH 657 Computability and Complexity Kjos-Hanssen

Future offerings:

Semester Course number Course title Instructor
Fall 2020 MATH 654 Graduate Introduction to Logic Kjos-Hanssen
Spring 2021 MATH 649 Applied model theory Ross
Spring 2022 MATH 657 Computability and Complexity Kjos-Hanssen

It is also recommended that students familiarize themselves with undergraduate level logic, which is offered on the following schedule:

Past offerings
Semester Course number Course title Instructor
Fall 2012 MATH 454 Axiomatic Set Theory Kjos-Hanssen
Spring 2013 MATH 455 Mathematical Logic Kjos-Hanssen
Fall 2014 MATH 454 Axiomatic Set Theory Ross
Spring 2015 MATH 455 Mathematical Logic Khan
Spring 2016 MATH 454 Axiomatic Set Theory Khan
Spring 2017 MATH 455 Mathematical Logic Ross
Spring 2018 MATH 455 Mathematical Logic Khan
Fall 2019 MATH 454 Axiomatic Set Theory Williams
Spring 2020 MATH 455 Mathematical Logic Williams

Future offerings:

Semester Course number Course title Instructor
Fall 2021 MATH 454 Axiomatic Set Theory TBA
Spring 2022 MATH 455 Mathematical Logic TBA

Faculty teaching in the program

David A. Ross, Professor
Bjørn Kjos-Hanssen, Professor
Kameryn Williams, Temporary Assistant Professor 2018–2021

How to find a research advisor

Choosing a research advisor.

This is an important step for any graduate student. A good advisor/student relationship is very helpful to your success in graduate school. Keep in mind though, that no one is perfect – and they don’t need to be, the whole department is still here to talk with you.  Also a good advisor for one student might be a poor choice for someone else. It’s a personal decision.

Question 1: When to choose an advisor? Start now! It is never too soon to think about who you might want to work with and start investigating what that would entail.

Question 2: How to choose? Read on!

Each item in the list below is useful in choosing an advisor.

1) General research area of interest.

2) Working Style in the professional relationship: more hands-on or hands off? – do they want you to find a problem on your own? expect weekly meetings?

3) Is the person supportive of the kinds of career options you are looking for?

4)  Does the person have  a track record of finishing students in a reasonable amount of time and helping them find suitable employment.

5) How research active is the person? Do they publish regularly (say 1x a year or more, – look them up on MathSciNet, Google Scholar or the arXiv to check this!). Do they attend conferences regularly (1 or more per year)  and give talks about their work? These are all particularly helpful if you are hoping to have a career that focuses on research.

6) Some students like to choose experienced advisors who have a track record of finishing students and helping them find jobs. Other students  like to choose junior faculty who are eager to have students because you find them more related.

How to learn about potential advisors:

1) Attend seminars of a research group you’re potentially interested in.

2) Take a class with potential advisors.

3) Read their blurb on the department webpage.

4) Ask to do a reading course with a potential advisor to learn more about the subject they work in and their style of working with a student.

5) Talk to the faculty members about their expectations for students, and how you would become their advisee.

6) Talk to other students about their experiences with various faculty members.