Tim Hsu

Hi. I'm a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San José State University.

Office: MacQuarrie Hall 419.

Phone: (408)924-5071, fax (408)924-5080.

E-mail: hsu@math.sjsu.edu.

Office hours: MW9:30-10:30, MW1:30-2:30. Click here for full Fall 2014 schedule.

Click on the picture above to see a few more pictures (including a Simpsonized version).


I'm the advisor of many of our students getting BA's in Math (the standard option), so if you need advice on your undergraduate degree, please contact me, and I can at least put you in touch with someone who can help.

Click here for more information on SJSU math advising, or more specifically, advising for undergraduate math majors at SJSU.


In Fall 2014, I'm teaching:

Other teaching things:


I'm also the SJSU Math Colloquium chair. Click here for current colloquium info.

If you're looking for information about the Center for Applied Mathematics, Computation, and Statistics (CAMCOS), I have completed my term as the Director of CAMCOS. Please contact the current director, Slobodan Simic, for more about CAMCOS.


My research interests are in various areas of discrete mathematics, especially group theory, which is the mathematical study of symmetry through abstract algebra. I am also interested in other topics in algebra and combinatorics. More specifically, my interests include:

In the past, I've also been interested in lattices, knots, discrete subgroups of Lie groups, automorphic forms and functions, ideas related to the inverse Galois problem (e.g., dessins d'enfants) and quantum computation.

If you want more details, here are my academic vitals.

A very old but still shameless self-promotion! My research monograph, Quilts: Central extensions, braid actions, and finite groups, is available as Springer Lecture Notes in Mathematics vol. 1731 (listing on amazon.com, though now out of print).


Mailing address:

Tim Hsu
Department of Mathematics
San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0103


Last updated Aug 17, 2014