Ghassan Y. Sarkis

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics; On leave Spring 2025
With Pomona Since: 2002
  • Expertise


    Ghassan Sarkis received his Ph.D. training in number theory, studying the arithmetic of p-adic dynamical systems surrounding formal group theory. Since coming to Pomona, he has also become interested in certain aspects of extremal combinatorics, as well as the mathematics of data science.

    Research Interests

    • Formal group theory
    • Local arithmetic dynamics
    • Combinatorics

    Areas of Expertise


    • Number Theory
    • Formal Groups
    • P-adic Dynamical Systems
  • Education


    Brown University

    Master of Arts
    Brown University

    Bachelor of Science
    University of Chicago

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Abstract Algebra I
    • Abstract Algebra II
    • Calculus III
    • Independent Research in Mathematics
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Linear Algebra
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Pomona College, Wig Distinguished Professorship Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009 & 2014