Department of Mathematics
Benjamin Steinberg
 Position

Professor
Graduate Advisor
 bsteinberg@ccny.cuny.edu
 Office
 NAC 8/134a
 Office hours
 By appointment
 Office phone
 (212) 6505482
 Homepage
 http://www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/~benjamin
About me
I received my Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley in 1998 where I was a student of John Rhodes. I had an NSFNATO postdoc at the University of Porto, Portugal, where I also taught for 2 years. I spent 9 years at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada before coming to CCNY. I'm originally from NYC, so this is a bit of a homecoming for me.
Research interests
I am an algebraist interested in a vast array of subjects including finite semigroup theory, geometric group theory, algebraic combinatorics, representation theory and automata theory. Another fascinating subject for me is the interconnections between etale groupoids, inverse semigroups and operator algebras. Recently I have been focusing on applications of finite semigroups to the analysis of finite state Markov chains.
Don't forget to check out my sporadically updated blog.
Editorships
 I am managing editor of International Journal of Algebra and Computation
 SpringerBriefs in Mathematics
 Semigroup Forum
Books
 The qtheory of Finite Semigroups with John Rhodes. Springer, Monographs in Mathematics, 2009
 Representation Theory of Finite Groups: An Introductory Approach. Springer, Universitext, 2011
 Algebraic Monoids, Group Embeddings, and Algebraic Combinatorics edited with Mahir Can, Zhenheng Li and Qiang Wang, Springer, Fields Institute Communications, Volume 71, 2014
Graduate Adviser Info
 All graduaterelated email should be directed to mathgradchair@ccny.cuny.edu.
 Office hours: W 5:456:15 pm.
 Most relevant information about our Master's program can be found here.
 All graduate student related inquiries that are not answered here should be sent to mathgradchair@ccny.cuny.edu.
 Applications for admission to the program for Fall 2016 are due May 1. Follow the links for information on how to apply and funding.
Teaching Pages
 MATH 34700: Elements of Modern Algebra, MW 2:00PM3:40PM in NAC 7/305.
 MATH B6300: Topology II, MW 4:00PM5:40PM in 20 Shephard.
Teaching
 Spring 2016: Math 34700EF, MoWe 2:00PM3:40PM in NAC 7/305
 Spring 2016: Math B6300FG, MoWe 4:00PM5:40PM in Shepard 20
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