Jesús Jiménez, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Jiménez earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Utah. Prior to doctoral work, he earned an MS and BS in Mathematics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His specializations are algebraic geometry and cryptology. Dr. Jiménez spends time each summer teaching coding theory and cryptography at the Center for Research in Mathematics at the University of Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico, as well as teaching origami to Chiapas high schoolers using the theorems of geometry. He is also the mathematics placement faculty coordinator for the MICS department.

Dr. Jiménez's research in cryptology and coding theory has contributed to new digital communication technologies at Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR). His research in contractions of nonsingular curves has been presented at several professional conferences and cited in mathematical journals and texts.

In his free time, Dr. Jiménez enjoys cooking and playing volleyball.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mathematics (Algebraic and Complex Analytic Geometry), University of Utah
  • M.S., Mathematics (Differential and Hermitian Geometry), National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • B.S., Mathematics (Algebra and Geometry), National Autonomous University of Mexico

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Algebra – MTH 099
  • Intermediate Algebra – MTH 113
  • Calculus and Modeling – MTH 121
  • Computer Aided Calculus – MTH 131
  • Pre-Calculus – MTH 133
  • Calculus with Applications – MTH 144
  • Calculus I – MTH 164
  • Business Calculus – MTH 173
  • Calculus II – MTH 174
  • Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II – MTH 223
  • Linear Algebra – MTH 232/233
  • Calculus III – MTH 274
  • Problem Solving – MTH 303
  • Applied Math – MTH 334
  • Discrete Mathematics – MTH 343/344
  • Numerical and Symbolic Computation – MTH 372
  • Mathematical Modeling – MTH 373
  • Topics in Geometry – MTH 402
  • Complex Analysis – MTH 413
  • Real Analysis – MTH 424/432
  • Abstract Algebra I – MTH 444
  • Senior Seminar – MTH/ISS/CSC 481/491
  • Special Topics – MTH 492

Experience in Field

  • Professor of Mathematics, Tenured, at Point Loma Nazarene University, 2003 – Present
  • Assistant Professor at University of California Riverside 1990 – 1992
  • Graduate Student, Teaching Fellow at University of Utah 1984 – 1989

Professional and Community Involvement

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Fellowship, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah 1984 – 1989
  • UNAM Scholarship, Institute of Mathematics, National Autonomous University of Mexico 1980 – 1984
  • State of Chiapas Scholarship, Chiapas Institute of Art and Science, Chiapas, Mexico 1978 – 1981

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

Presentations/Talks:

  • Series of lectures on digital communication at the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Center in San Diego, CA. January 1998 – December 1999
  • Colloquium speaker at the Mathematics Department of San Diego State University. San Diego, CA. August 1998
  • Invited speaker at the "Seminar on Algebraic Geometry" at the University of California at Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA. April 1991

Publications:

  • J. Jiménez and M. Zack. General Education Mathematics: A Problem Solving Approach, Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy. Mathematical Association of America Notes #70. 2006 
  • J. Jiménez and B.E. Whalen. Performance Comparison of Hermitian and Reed-Solomon Codes, Proceedings of Military Communication (MILCOM), Vol. 1 pp. 15-19. 1997.
  • J. Jiménez. Contractions of Nonsingular Curves, Duke Mathematical Journal, Vol. 65, No., pp. 313-332. 1992.