Department of Mathematics
Meet new mathematics faculty: Prof. Szlam
The math department is pleased to welcome Prof. Arthur Szlam to the department arriving Fall 2012.
Prof. Szlam comes to CCNY from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA. His research lies in applied mathematics and computational mathematics, with wide-ranging analytic techniques for understanding the geometry of data sets that arise from signal processing and machine learning problems. His 2006 doctoral degree is from Yale University and his research has been supported by a National Science Foundation grant. Prof. Szlam will spend the academic year 2011-2012 at the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota to take advantage of research opportunities there before coming to CCNY in Fall 2012.
A City College graduate, and later Mathematics Professor, Jesse Douglas, was a recipient of the first Fields Medal in Mathematics -- regarded by the profession as the equivalent of the Nobel prize. Nobel laureates Herbert Hauptman in chemistry, Kenneth Arrow and most recently Robert Aumann (2005) in economics, were former City College math majors who received their Nobel prizes for highly mathematical work.
Indeed, dozens of our graduates, having received a rigorous and inspiring education from the College, have achieved recognition as world leaders in all fields touched by mathematics. Hundreds of others have become mathematics educators, business executives, and respected faculty in colleges and universities throughout the country.
We invite you to share in this magnificent tradition. Whether you are just beginning college-level mathematics, or are interested in graduate study, or are somewhere in between, you will find in our Department the instruction you need. We offer a wide selection of introductory and advanced courses, taught by an outstanding group of dedicated faculty, many of whom are internationally renowned mathematicians. Browse through our site to learn what we have to offer and how we can use our talents to help you develop yours.