Division of Science






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

Phone: (212) 650-5346
Fax: (212) 650-6294


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Paid Summer Internship

Dec. 29, 2020

The Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Quantitative Science Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE), an NIH-funded summer mentored research internship for undergraduate students, is accepting applicants for this summer. The program is housed in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and tailored for students with a passion for applying quantitative approaches to reduce cancer burden. They are currently accepting applications for Summer 2021.

QSURE is a 10-week paid research internship for students who want to pursue a career in the quantitative sciences. Each student is paired with a faculty mentor, who specializes in either biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, or computational oncology; together, they work on a summer-long research project. Students will receive formal training in scientific presentation, statistical programming, and the responsible conduct of research. Students will also participate in various career development seminars. Although not required, previous competitive applicants have had at least one semester of college statistics, and some experience with statistical programming. More information on QSURE, including examples of past projects, can be found here: www.mskcc.org/qsure. You can also refer to the tweet or LinkedIn job posting below:

Tweet: https://twitter.com/MSKBiostats/status/1324734275976073217?s=20 LinkedIn Job Posting: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2327309793

Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Program

Dec. 22, 2020

Now accepting applications for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2021 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

Faculty receive a $1,200 weekly stipend and are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.

Graduate students receive a $700 weekly stipend.

Undergraduate students receive a $600 weekly stipend.

All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.

10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website.

U.S. citizenship required

Previous program participants may apply.

Application deadline: January 11, 2021, 11:59PM EST.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DHS-SRTMSI-2021-FacultyApp

Detailed information about the program can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html

CCNY Graduate Jean-Pierre Kassegne

Oct. 26, 2020

Jean-Pierre Kassegne graduated from CCNY in 2017 with a B.A. in pure mathematics. He is now working as an actuary with MetLife!

Hear about it from Jean-Pierre himself!

My name is Jean-Pierre Kodjo Kassegne and I completed my bachelor’s degree in Pure Mathematics from the City College of New York in 2017. I am currently working for MetLife as an actuary. I started my actuarial career right after graduation from the CCNY. During my time at CCNY, I knew what I wanted to do with my degree in mathematics which is becoming an actuary. Therefore, I took advantage of all the great resources provided by the math department that prepared me for my career.

In the summers of 2016 and 2017, I did the Rich Summer Internship with Prof. Alice Medvedev and Prof. Shirshendu Chatterjee where I picked up tremendous programming skills and learned how to become a careful thinker through rigorous proofs. The skills I acquired through the internships prepared me so well for my career.

With a major in Pure Math, we had a lot of elective courses. So, I used this opportunity to take classes in probability, statistics, financial mathematics, and programming. As a result, I started taking actuarial exams while I was at CCNY. I ended up passing the first three exams before graduation, which was a big factor in finding a job after graduation.

At MetLife, my daily work involves using the analytical and quantitative skills I developed from the CCNY. If I must redo it all over again, I won’t hesitate to choose the City College of New York. I am grateful for all the help I received during my time there. I want to take this opportunity to thank my friend Djiby Top, Prof. Christian Wolf, Prof. Alice Medvedev, Prof. Shirshendu Chatterjee, Prof. Joseph Bak, Prof. Jay Jorgenson and many others for all the support and advice. A special thanks to Jason Redman who is always available for guidance. I learned about internships and scholarship opportunities through him. To any CCNY math student who wants to become an actuary, do not hesitate to reach out via LinkedIn.

In Memoriam: Stanley Kaplan and Raymond Hoobler

Sept. 18, 2020

The Department of Mathematics marks with profound sadness the passing of Professor Emeritus Stanley Kaplan and Professor Emeritus Raymond Hoobler on March 23 and April 29, respectively. Besides being beloved members of our department, they were also on the faculty of the CUNY Graduate Center Mathematics Program.

Click here to view the orbituary for Professor Kaplan.

Click here to view an article written about Professor Hoobler.

CCNY Rich Summer Intern - Abdullah Khan

Sept. 10, 2020

Abdullah Khan is a double major in Physics and Mathematics at CCNY. He is also the recipient of the Dr. Barnett and Jean Hollander Rich 2020 Summer Internship where he worked with Prof. Tamara Kucherenko.

Hear more about it from Abdullah himself!

My name is Abdullah Khan and I interned for Professor Tamara Kucherenko during this past summer. The duration of my work consisted of characterizing the continuity class of a roof function which is part of Prof. Kucherenko's first explicit example of suspension flows with non-unique measures of maximal entropy in her joint paper. Additionally, I sought to find new roof functions in more restrictive classes of continuity supporting the same types of suspension flows. These tasks involved understanding and applying notions from analysis on metric spaces and appropriately utilizing mathematical results from literature to construct different lemmas and their proofs.

Immersing myself in research with Prof. Kucherenko made my summer much brighter - honing my creativity, constructing rigorous proofs and becoming a careful thinker has been such a rewarding experience. With the Professor's kind and friendly encouragement, I'm more excited about research and my major than ever before.

My sincere thanks to my parents - Fouzia and Moin - for their continued support and love, to my partner, Searra, for always being there for me, and to her parents - Corrine and Frank - for generously supporting me in every way they could.

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