Dr. Lucian Sega holds a PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest, Romania. He is the former Head of the EPGY Secondary Mathematics at Stanford University, and a former faculty member and lecturer of Mathematics at San Jose State University and Purdue University. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the AMC 10/12 Editorial Board, as well as founder and executive director of the Sega Math Academy.
Dr. Sega has extensive experience with curriculum development, math circles, math contest training and enrichment activities, computer-based instruction, distance-learning, and virtual classrooms. He designed and taught math competition classes and summer institutes/camps at Stanford University, San Jose Math Circle, as well as a number of private schools in Silicon Valley and across the nation.
Dr. Sega is a former math Olympian in Romania and has almost 25 years of experience in training US students for regional, national, and international math contests. He successfully coached several USAJMO and USAMO participants and AMC 8/10/12 perfect scorers.
The Sega Math Academy classes are all online, live, and synchronous. Students come here from all over the world. There are NO pre-recorded materials. In our virtual classroom environment, students are able to interact live with the instructor and their classmates through audio, video, and text chat. Our exciting and rigorous math classes cover curriculum for students in grades 4 through 12, and, unlike other learning centers and academies, are taught by a professional mathematician with more than 25 years of experience.
We offer a wide variety of middle and high school math classes, as well as math competition training classes for AMC 8/Mathcounts, AMC 10/12/AIME and advanced math olympiad sessions (USAMO, USAJMO). Our classes are well above grade level, and often combine computational with proof-style arguments. They aim at keepings students interested and challenged. Please contact me for learning pods opportunities, mathematical circles, and homeschool/1-1 classes.
Congratulations to the Sega Math Academy students on their college admissions. They are going to Harvard University, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, and Brown University, to name a few.
The Sega Math Academy is proud to recognize one of our longstanding students, Gabriel Scharff. Gabriel will be a freshman at Colby College this fall. Colby College ranks 11th among national liberal arts colleges. Congratulations, Gabe, and good luck on your first year at Colby!
The longtime Sega Math Academy student Shiva Oswal ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/shiva-oswal-0a7970181/ ) has been named a 2020 Spirit of Ramanujan Fellow. Honoring the legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Spirit of Ramanujan STEM Talent Initiative supports emerging engineers, mathematicians, and scientists who lack traditional institutional support through financial grants and mentorship opportunities. Congratulations, Shiva!
Sanjana Das of Basis Independent Silicon Valley and member of the Basis Upper School Math Circle which Dr. Sega teaches on a weekly basis earned a Gold Medal at the 2020 European Girls' Math Olympiad (EGMO). Sanjana scored an amazing 36 out of 42 possible points, placing second among 204 participants from 53 countries. Congratulations, Sanjana!
The Sega Math Academy is proud to honor this year's AIME qualifiers Alex Bloom, Vishak Srikanth, and Ganesh Sankar. Their performance on the 2020 AMC 10 B earned them a placement on the Distinguished Honor Roll, which recognizes the top 1% of all competitors worldwide, and an invitation to the AIME, one of the most prestigious and challenging math competitions in the world. Congrats, Alex, Vishak, and Ganesh!
The Sega Math Academy students participated this February in the 2020 Pascal Contest of the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo, Canada. The Sega Math Academy ranked 7th among 248 international schools who took part in the competition. Rohan Das received a perfect score (150 out of 150), while Aryav Desai, Alex Bloom, David Murawczyk, and Krishnaveni Parvataneni all received a Certificate of Distinction. There were 27,880 students writing the contest! Congrats, everyone!
Ganesh Sankar and Evan Wang, two Sega Math Academy students, wrote the 2020 Fermat Contest of the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo, Canada. They both earned Certificates of Distinction by placing in the top 0.57% of more than 19,000 students writing the contest globally. Congrats, Ganesh and Evan!
The Sega Math Academy students Nidhi Mathihalli, Nikhil Mathihalli, and Inimai Subramanian wrote the 2020 Cayley Contest of the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo, Canada. They all earned Certificates of Distinction! Nidhi and Nikhil placed in the top 0.25% of more than 22,000 students writing the contest globally, and the Sega Math Academy team ranked 16th among 256 international schools. Congrats, Nidhi, Nikhil, and Inimai!
When: April 2-11, 2024
Where: Online, must sign-up through the contact form below; space is limited.
Registration Fee: none (the contest is free)
Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page if you would like to participate in any of the above competitions. Note that priority will be given to current and former Sega Math Academy students. Space is limited, and early registrations are encouraged.
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