20132014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
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.
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy
Contact
Department of Mathematics
Polytechnic School of Engineering
Six MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 2603850
Fax: (718) 2603660
Email: chair@math.poly.edu
Web: www.math.poly.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
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, largescale 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, largescale 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
Arman Mimar, Instructor
PhD, Columbia University
Number theory, arithmetic geometry
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
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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