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Matthias Beck

Matthias Beck

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  • San Francisco State University
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics,

Research Interests



Matthias Beck studied at the University of Wrzburg, SUNY Oneonta, and Temple University. After postdoctoral positions at SUNY Binghamton, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and the Max-Planck-Institute in Bonn, he arrived at San Francisco State University in 2004. Matts research is in combinatorics and number theory, in particular, counting integer points in polyhedra and the application of these enumeration functions to various mathematical topics and problems. He (co-)authored three books and about three scores of research papers, more than a third of which feature student coauthors. Matt was honored with the Mathematical Association of America's Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in 2013. When he is not trying to turn coffee into theorems, you might look for him biking in the Oakland hills, baking bread, making music, or on a long walk with his wife Tendai and their four-legged companion Chikumi.