Roummel F. Marcia
Professor of Applied Mathematics
Math Alliance Mentor
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: 363 ACS Bldg
Email: .rmarcia @
Phone: (209) 228-4874

Research areas: Nonlinear nonconvex optimization, signal processing, numerical linear algebra, mathematical biology, data science, and machine learning. My research is currently supported by NSF Grants IIS 1741490 and DMS 1840265.

News and Announcements:

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  • 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 Assistant, 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
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