Division of Science






Department of Mathematics
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

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NSF Analysis program awards grant to Sergiy Merenkov

June 21, 2023

Prof. Sergiy Merenkov received a single-investigator National Science Foundation grant from the Analysis program of the Division of Mathematical Sciences. The project, "Uniformization of non-uniform geometries" deals with random surfaces and fractals. Particularly, it addresses the uniformization of random surfaces that are spread over the sphere, and simultaneous quasiconformal welding with applications to dynamical systems.

New Faculty Member Dr. Keino Brown for Fall 2023

June 19, 2023

The Department of Mathematics at CCNY is pleased to welcome Dr. Keino Brown as a Lecturer of Mathematics, effective Fall 2023. Dr. Brown completed his doctoral degree in Mathematics from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2023. His research lies in geometric group theory, combinatorial group theory, and low-dimensional topology. He has both a Master's degree in Mathematics and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from CCNY. He has experience teaching mathematics across a broad range of courses at multiple institutions in New York. He is joining our department after being a Lecturer at Guttman Community College since 2015, where he worked to develop curriculum using online resources and freely- available materials and served as a mentor for his students in his capacity as a Lecturer of Mathematics. Dr. Brown looks forward to continuing that kind of work at CCNY.

NSF Computational Mathematics program awards grant to Weilin Li

June 14, 2023

Weilin Li received a single-investigator National Science Foundation grant from the Computational Mathematics program. The project, "Multidimensional and Compressive Super-Resolution: Theory, Computation, and Fundamental Limits" develops novel super-resolution algorithms that will be used for imaging and signal processing and provides their performance guarantees. The applications include remote sensing, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, quantum information theory, and other settings where where high-resolution compressed sampling methods are required. This project moves beyond existing one-dimensional models to the higher-dimensional settings required in a range of applications.

New Faculty Member Dr. Sánchez-Muñiz for Spring 2024

June 12, 2023

The Department of Mathematics at CCNY is pleased to welcome Dr. María Sánchez-Muñiz as a Lecturer of Mathematics, effective Spring 2024. She has experience teaching mathematics across a broad range of levels. Her mathematical research explores connections between dynamical systems and modeling climate. Her dissertation is on a model for permafrost thawing and its effects on the global carbon cycle. She is also interested in ecological models and is a collaborator of the Mathematics and Climate Research Network.

Dr. Sánchez-Muñiz will receive her doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Minnesota in Fall 2023. She has been an instructor and mentor there across various courses and topics in Mathematics and Climate. She has Master's degrees in Mathematics both from Minnesota and CCNY, and undergraduate degrees in Mathematics from CCNY and Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras Campus.

CCNY Graduate Student Gabriela Brown is headed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to start a Ph.D. in mathematics.

June 1, 2023

CCNY Mathematics Graduate Student Gabriela Brown has been accepted to the Mathematics Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin, where she has been awarded five years of support via fellowship and teaching assistantship to pursue her doctoral studies there.

Her undergraduate training and work experience was in Computer Science and the CCNY graduate program in mathematics is structured to serve students who have strong interest in mathematics, whether or not they have undergraduate degrees in Mathematics.

——— In her words:

I am very grateful for the opportunity CCNY has given me to pursue my interest in mathematics, and to all the people who have encouraged and challenged me in the last two years. A younger version of myself never would have imagined going on to do a Ph.D. in math, and now I’m so excited to be starting the program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I only realized half way through my undergraduate degree that I liked math and wanted to learn more about it. After working for a few years, I started at CCNY in 2021 to pursue this interest more intently. In my time at CCNY I’ve fallen in love with algebra, and hope to continue studying representation theory and algebraic geometry at UW-Madison.

I would like to especially thank Prof. Zajj Daugherty for the most amazing class sequence in algebra and representation theory, and Prof. Benjamin Steinberg for guiding me through a very interesting Rich internship and directed reading in semigroup representation theory. They have both been kind, supportive, and important mentors for me on the path to becoming a professional mathematician.

I also had two wonderful classes with Prof. Pat Hooper and Prof. Christian Wolf in symbolic dynamics, which challenged me to see the beauty in calculus and introduced me to cool problems that require perspectives from multiple different areas of math to understand.

While helping run AWM and Math Club I’ve had the privilege of working with the administrators of the math department, George Braithwaite, Dana Mann, and Jason Redman, whose incredible care and hard work make the department run smoothly. To George especially I am grateful for his quick replies to last minute event planning emails, and kind conversations whenever I stopped by the department office.

Something I’ve especially enjoyed in my time at CCNY is how much the master's students are here because we all just really love math and want to learn as much as we can. I’ve had so many great conversations and homework problem sessions with my peers in this department, and definitely would not have understood half of what I did in my classes without their insight and support!

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