# New Faculty

Most of the CUNY GC faculty are appointed to the doctoral faculty after being hired at a CUNY College. They continue to work with undergraduates at the college where they were hired but now teach doctoral courses and in addtition take on the responsibilities of a doctoral faculty member at the CUNY Graduate Center. New appointments in mathematics over the past five years are listed below.

Appointed in 2020

**Ghezzi, Laura**, Algebra, (Ph.D., 2001 Michigan State University), [NYC College of Technology]

**Johnson, Tobias**, Discrete probability and statistical mechanics; interacting particle systems, (Ph.D., 2014 University of Washington), [College of Staten Island]

**Kingan, Sandra**, Combinatorics and Algorithms, (Ph.D., Louisiana State University), [Brooklyn College]

**Lejmi, Mehdi**, Geometric Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, (Ph.D.,2010 Universite de Quebec a Montreal, Canada), [ Bronx Community]

**Owen, Megan**, Algorithms, Combinatorics, (Ph.D., 2008 Cornell University), [Lehman College]

**Rong, Yongwu**, Topology, Low dimensional topology and applications such as computational biology (Ph.D.,1989 University of Texas at Austin), [Queens College]

**Sheffer, Adam**, Combinatorics, (Ph.D., 2014 Tel-Aviv University, Israel), [Baruch]

## Appointed in 2019

**Andrew Obus**, Algebraic Geometry, Number Theory, Galois Theory, Non- Archimedean geometry, (Ph.D., 2009 University of Pennsylvania) [Baruch College, CUNY]

**David Aulicino**, Dynamical Systems, Geometry, (Ph.D., 2012 University of Maryland), [Brooklyn College]

**Jack Hanson**, Probability, Mathematical Physics, (Ph.D., 2013 Princeton), [City College]

**Joel C.R. Nagloo**, Model theory, Differential algebra and Number theory, (Ph.D., 2014 University of Leeds, UK) [Bronx Community College]

## Appointed in 2018

**Enrique Pujals**, Dynamical systems, Ergodic theory, (Ph.D., 1996 Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Brazil) [Graduate Center Professor]

**Ilya Kapovich**, Geometric group theory, geometric topology, ergodic theory, computability theory, (Ph.D., 1996 The Graduate Center, CUNY), [Hunter College]

**Mahmoud Zeinalian**, algebraic topology, homotopy theory, (Ph.D., 2001 The Graduate Center, CUNY) [Lehman College]

**Zajj Daugherty,** Combinatorial representation theory, particularly focused on diagram algebras such as Hecke, BMW, and Temperley-Lieb algebras, (Ph.D. 2010 University of Wisconsin-Madison), Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant [City College]

## Appointed in 2017

**Diogo Pinheiro, **Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Optical Control, Mathematical Finance/ Actuarial Math, (Ph.D. 2006, The University of Warwick)

**Khalid Bou-Rabee**, Geometric Group Theory, Representation Theory of Finitely Generated Groups, (Ph.D. 2010, University of Chicago), NSF funding [The City College of New York]

**Shirshendu Chatterjee**, Probability, Statistics, (Ph.D. 2011, Cornell University), Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant [The City College of New York]

**Uma Iyer, **(Ph.D. Indiana University)

## Appointed in 2016

**Andrew Douglas**, Lie algebras, Lie groups, representation theory, mathematical physics, (PhD 2006, University of Toronto), NSF funding [New York City College of Technology]

**Alice Medvedev**, Model theory (a branch of mathematical logic), difference algebra, algebraic number theory, (PhD 2007, University of California, Berkeley), NSF funding [The City College of New York]

**Bart Van Steirteghem**, representation theory, algebraic transformation groups, spherical varieties, (PhD 2004, Columbia University), NSF funding [Medgar Evers College]

**Joshua Sussan**, representation theory, quantum topology, (PhD 2007, Yale University), NSF funding [Medgar Evers College]

**Stephen Preston**, partial differential equations, riemannian geometry, global analysis, (PhD 2002, Stony Brook University), Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant [Brooklyn College]

## Appointed in 2013

**Bianca Santoro**, Complex Geometry and Geometric Differential Equations, (PhD 2006, MIT), NSF Funding [CCNY]

**Christian Wolf**, Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory, (PhD 1999, Technical University of Munich). [CCNY]

**David R. Finston,** Affine Algebraic Geometry, (PhD 1983, UC San Diego), NSF, NSA and NASA funding [Brooklyn College]

**W. Patrick Hooper,** Dynamical Systems, (PhD 2006, Stony Brook), NSF Postdoc, NSF funding [CCNY]

## Appointed in 2012

**Huang, Zeno****: **Complex analysis, Teichmuller theory, geometric analysis. (PhD 2003, Rice University), [College of Staten Island]

**Ovchinnikov, Alexey**: Differential algebra, differential Galois theory, symbolic computation, Representation theory, ( Ph.D 2008, Moscow State University, and Ph.D. 2007, North Carolina State University). [Queens College]

**Steinberg, Benjamin:** Semigroups, groups, representation theory, automata and formal language theory, (Ph.D. 1998, University of California at Berkeley). [CCNY]

**Wilson, Scott 0.: **Geometry, topology of manifolds (Ph. D 2005, Stony Brook University). [Queens College]

**Zamfirescu, Christina:** Graph theory, algorithmic combinatorics networks, molecular complexity, intersection digraph representation. (Master's in O.R. University of Bucharest, Ph.D. in Natural Sciences). [Hunter College]

## Appointed in 2011

**Gamburd, Alexander**: Number theory, probability and combinatorics, Presidential Early Career Award, Sloan Fellow, NSF and ARPA funding (PhD 1999, Princeton University) [Graduate Center Presidential Professor]

**Champanerkar,Abhijit:** Geometric topology, NSF-FRG Funding (PhD 2003, Columbia University). [College of Staten Island]

**Chigogidze, Alex**: Topology and functional analysis, (PhD 1980 Tbilisi University). [Dean of Science and Technology at the College of Staten Island, CUNY]

**Fuchs, Gunter**: Logic, PhD 2003, Humboldt University, [College of Staten Island]

**Kharlampovic,Olga** **: **Group theory, NSERC Funding, Marsden Award, ( PhD 1984 Leningrad State University, Doctor of Science 1990 Moscow Steklov Institute). [Mary P. Dolciani Professor, Hunter College]

**Kofman, Ilya****:** Knot theory and geometric topology, NSF-FRG Funding , Simons Foundation funding, (PhD 2000, University of Maryland, College Park). [College of Staten Island]

**Maher, Joseph**: Geometric Topology, NSF funding (PhD 2002, University of California, Santa Barbara). [College of Staten Island]

**Sabitova, Maria**: Number theory, NSF funding (PhD 2005, University of Pennsylvania). [Queens College]

**Vukadinovic, Jesenko ****: **Analysis, NSF funding (PhD 2002, Indiana University) [College of Staten Island]