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Jobs: Department searching for lecturers
Dec. 24, 2022
The Department of Mathematics at The City College of New York (CCNY) is seeking one or more Lecturers with an anticipated start date in August 2023. For more information see our CUNY Jobs posting.
New faculty member Prof. Alina Vdovina arrives
Nov. 2, 2022
The math department is pleased to welcome Prof. Alina Vdovina, who comes to CCNY as Professor of Mathematics starting in Fall 2022. Her research lies in the geometric and analytic properties of groups, and spans a broad range of areas.
Her 1996 doctoral degree is from Moscow State University and she has been Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Newcastle University, and held research positions at the University of Bonn and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Germany, as well as the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon and the Institute Fourier in Grenoble, France.
The department looks forward to Prof. Vdovina serving as the Chair for the Department of Mathematics.
New Faculty member Prof. Weilin Li arrives
Sept. 29, 2022
The math department is pleased to welcome Prof. Weilin Li to the department beginning Fall 2022.
Prof. Li comes to CCNY as an assistant professor starting Fall 2022. His research lies in computational harmonic analysis and includes applications to signal processing, machine learning, and data analysis.
His 2017 doctoral degree is from the University of Maryland and he held research positions at the Courant Institue of New York University before coming to CCNY.
Shirshendu Chatterjee receives a NSF grant from the probability program
June 28, 2022
Shirshendu Chatterjee received a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant from the probability program. His primary goal is to understand and analyze structural properties and limiting behavior of various spatial and non-spatial random graph models and several stochastic dynamics taking place on graphs. Modern real-world data provides many challenges to our society which require more tools to analyze and understand. This area of research has applications in neural networks, pandemic management, and the evolution of social interactions.
Max Sehaumpai won a Barry Goldwater Scholarship
June 9, 2022
Max Sehaumpai is a junior at CCNY who will be graduating in Fall 2023. He recently won a 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholarship. This federally funded scholarship is America’s premier award for undergraduates majoring in math, science, and engineering.
Max Sehaumpai, a Queens native, came to CCNY as an applied math major, but eventually chose to double major in computer science as well. He didn’t know what he wanted to pursue initially, but CCNY opened the door for him with opportunities to work with various faculty, even outside of mathematics, which opened his eyes to a wide range of possibilities. He has been working with Prof. James Booth since the Fall 2020 semester under the City College Fellowship. Most of his work has been applying computer science techniques to storm surge data and doing statistical analysis to analyze patterns with cyclones.
“I love that CCNY doesn’t just support students in their division, but helps students as a whole”, he explains. “Prof. Asohan Amarasingham has also been a great advisor and everyone I’ve had interaction with has been so supportive”. He also encourages all students to reach out to people that they're genuinely interested in working with and when you feel tired and burnt out, remember how passionate you were in the beginning to rekindle the flame.
In addition to being the winner of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, he was a City College Fellow from 2020-22 and a Climate Policy Fellow with the Colin Powel School in 2021-22 academic year. He plans on going to graduate school to become a professor in the future, since he really enjoys and feels comfortable in an academic environment.
He also credits Jennifer Lutton, Dr. Michael Wijaya, Prof. Joseph Bak, and Crystal Sawyer for all their advice and help along his journey.