Graduate Program in Logic

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 repeating after two years):

Semester Course number Course title Instructor
Fall 2015 MATH 649B Graduate Seminar Kjos-Hanssen
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
Fall 2017
Spring 2018 MATH 649 Applied Model Theory Ross

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

Semester Course number Course title Instructor
Fall 2012 MATH 454 Axiomatic Set Theory Kjos-Hanssen
Spring 2013 MATH 455 Mathematical Logic
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 2018 MATH 454 Axiomatic Set Theory ?

Faculty teaching in the program

David A. Ross, Professor
Bjørn Kjos-Hanssen, Professor
Mushfeq Khan, Temporary Assistant Professor 2014-2018
Achilles Beros, Temporary Assistant Professor 2015-2018

Private tutoring

Interested in private tutoring?

Here is a list of graduate students who are willing to tutor

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


University teaching award for Manes

Michelle Manes was honored with the 2017 Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence.

Official citation:

Associate Professor Michelle Manes believes the teaching of mathematics can develop through collaboration, partial progress, incremental success and revisions. She feels strongly that her students gain confidence in their mathematical abilities through animated, engaging problems rather than skill drills.

Manes inspires and assists graduate students who describe her as having an immense impact on their careers as they journey on their paths toward becoming educators.

She extends her teaching beyond the campus through collaboration with another Mānoa colleague on projects and grants to support K–12 mathematics education, including the development of an electronic mathematics textbook. These efforts have created a trajectory for high school graduates who are better prepared for their academic journeys at UH Mānoa.