Hi, thank you for checking out my page! My name is Dr. Jessica De Silva and I have been at California State University, Stanislaus since 2018 where I am currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. About 15 minutes away is the little town of Hilmar where I grew up. Known locally for its school spirit, out-of-towners may have heard of Hilmar for its claim to fame of being home of the Hilmar Cheese Company. This company's Hilmar facility produces more cheese per year from a single site than any other cheese manufacturer in the world!
I earned my BS from CSU Stanislaus, and my MS and PhD from the University of Nebraska. My research background is in combinatorics in graph theory, and my current interests lie in applications of discrete mathematics in data science and image processing. I have had the opportunity to mentor many fantastic research students through CSU-LSAMP and Stan State's RISE program. Read about their projects under the Research section on the left menu.
Although research is one of my favorite pastimes, teaching is where I find my passion for this career. I have had great math teachers throughout my childhood and this certainly influenced my choice to study mathematics. My goal in the classroom is to be approachable, engaging, and to have a contageous positive attitude towards mathematics. As a Stan State faculty member, I have had the pleasure of teaching some of the most dedicated, successful, and motivated students at the university. Read about what they're up to under the Student News section.