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New York University Tandon School of Engineering    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Department of Mathematics


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Head: Erwin Lutwak

Mission Statement

The Department of Mathematics is committed to excellence in the teaching and research of mathematics. Current strengths in research include convex geometric analysis, differential topology, mathematical physics and partial differential equations. The degree programs offered by the department provide both a solid foundation in mathematics as well as exposure to how mathematics is used in other fields. A complete spectrum of undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses are available to math majors.

The Department

The department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics, as well as a BS degree with a dual major in Mathematics and Physics . All three degrees provide a student with a solid basis for future studies in mathematics or careers that require mathematical skills. A PhD student is required to write a dissertation, where the student is able to introduce and develop significant new mathematical knowledge. The department supports and even encourages PhD students to work with advisors from other departments on topics involving the development of new mathematical tools for other disciplines.

Degrees Offered by the Mathematics Program  

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Contact

Department of Mathematics
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Six MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (646) 997-3850
Web: math.engineering.nyu.edu

Faculty

Professors

Erwin Lutwak, Professor of Mathematics, Department Head
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of New York
Convex geometric analysis

Edward Y. Miller, Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Harvard University
Differential topology

Michael O’Neil, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Yale University
Fast algorithms, computational physics, partial differential equations

Deane Yang, Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Harvard University
Convex geometric analysis

Yisong Yang, Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Mathematical physics, partial differential equations

Gaoyong Zhang, Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Temple University
Convex geometric analysis

Industry Faculty and Research Faculty

David V. Chudnovsky, Distinguished Industry Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Institute of Mathematics, Ukrainian Academy of Science
Theoretical mathematics: number theory, partial differential equations, Hamiltonian systems. Mathematical physics: field theories, quantum systems. Computer science: computer algebra and complexity, large-scale numerical  mathematics, parallel computing and digital signal processing

Gregory V. Chudnovsky, Distinguished Industry Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Institute of Mathematics, Ukrainian Academy of Science
Number theory: analytic number theory, diophantine approximations and transcendence theory. Mathematical physics: nonlinear equations, quantum and classical fields. Computer science: computer algebra and complexity, large-scale numerical mathematics, parallel computing and digital signal processing

Harvansh Manocha, Industry Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Panjab University (India)
Lie groups and special functions

Jiazu Zhou, Research Professor
PhD, Temple University
Convex geometry, integral geometry

Teaching Faculty

Vanita Khosla, Instructor
MS, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Financial Engineering

Luciano Medina, Instructor
MS, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Partial differential equations and mathematical biology

Jinghua Qian, Instructor
PhD, Tufts University
Probability and stochastic process, statistics

Tom Pranayanuntana, Instructor
PhD, Polytechnic University
Matrix inequalities, discrete convexity and convex geometry

Lindsey Van Wagenen, Senior Lecturer
PhD, Columbia University
Applied physics

James Wielaard, Industry Associate Professor

Fang Zhao, Instructor
MS, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Mathematics education

Faculty Emeriti

Heinrich Guggenheimer
Leon Herbach
Harry Hochstadt
Burton Lieberman
Clifford W. Marshall
Joel C. W. Rogers
Lesley Sibner
Andrew J. Terzuoli
Hermann Waldinger
Georges Weill
Erich Zauderer

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