Roummel F. Marcia
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
Director, ARCHIMEDES NSF REU Summer Program
Co-Director, DESCARTES Scholars Program
School of Natural Sciences
University of California, Merced
Mailing address:
School of Natural Sciences
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Office: 331 S&E Bldg
Phone: (209) 228-4874

Research areas: Nonlinear nonconvex optimization, mathematical signal processing and compressive sampling, numerical linear algebra, and computational biochemistry.


  • Applications to the 2015 UC Merced ARCHIMEDES Summer REU Program now being accepted (apply here). Deadline: March 15, 2015.
  • July: ISMP "Large-scale nonlinear optimization" Mini-symposium organizer. Scheduled speakers: Ekkehard Sachs (University of Trier), Elizabeth Wong (University of California, San Diego), and Jennifer Erway (Wake Forest University).
  • February 6: Invited seminar at the CSU Channel Islands LSAMP Program.
  • January 14: Congratulations to graduate student Lasith Adhikari, whose paper entitled, "Nonconvex relaxation for Poisson intensity reconstruction," was accepted to the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing.
  • November 8: Invited panelist on "How to Prepare for Your First Academic Position" at the Field of Dreams Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
  • October 1: EXTREEMS-QED: Data-Enabled Science and Computational Analysis Research, Training and Education for Students (DESCARTES) Program applications open (see here).
  • August 15: Invited talk at the Workshop on Multiscale Modeling and Computation of Nano-Optics, Michigan State University
  • August 8: Campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium and end of the ARCHIMEDES Summer REU Program.
  • July 24: Invited lecture at the Pacific Math Alliance PUMP: Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring at Cal Poly Pomona University.
  • July 8: SIAM Annual Meeting Mini-symposium MS74: Expeditions in Training, Research, and Education for Mathematics and Statistics through Quantitative Explorations of Data. Organizer: Roummel F. Marcia
  • June 9: Start of the ARCHIMEDES Summer REU Program.
  • May 9: Congratulations to Math 24 Teaching Assistnat, Jane Hyo Jin Lee, for receiving the 2013-14 School of Natural Sciences Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
  • Dr. Seda Senay is now an Assistant Professor at New Mexico Tech. Congratulations, Prof. Senay!


Applied Math
Natural Sciences
UC Merced