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Data Science and Engineering Program

Herbert G. Kayser Professor Zhigang Zhu, Program Co-Director • NAC 8/211 • Tel: 212-650-8799

Associate Professor Michael Grossberg, Program Co-Director • NAC 7/311 • Tel: 212-650-6166

Professor Akira Kawaguchi, Chair • NAC 8/206 • Tel: 212-650-6631

General Information

This program offers Master's Degree in Data Science and Engineering (DSE).

Data Science and Data Engineering are multidisciplinary fields that apply tools and methods drawn from computer science and statistics to other knowledge domains to make predictions and decisions as well as to derive insights from both structured and unstructured data. The Data Science and Engineering (DSE) program will provide a solid foundation in the core data science and engineering skills, which will allow students to analyze, process, visualize and apply machine learning and computational statistics to problems in engineering, scientific and other disciplines. It is targeted at students with a background in science, engineering or mathematics who wish to learn data science methodology. The core data science methodology covered in the DSE program will provide students with fundamental data science and engineering computational and statistical skills. They will apply these skills to domain by combining the core knowledge with domain knowledge acquired through two or more electives taken that domain. Finally, students will complete a mandated capstone project or thesis demonstrating their mastery of the methodology.

Requirements for Admission to the DSE Program

Students are admitted to the DSE program after completing a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3.0 average in Mathematics, Science or Engineering. Applicants with degrees in other fields may qualify for admission to the program depending on their experience and academic background. The general requirements are:

  • Two semesters of Calculus (preferably 3 including Vector Calculus)

  • Probability and Statistics (preferably 2 semesters)

  • Linear Algebra

  • Programming course (preferred knowledge of Python)

Applicants are encouraged to identify CCNY DSE mentors in a domain of their interest. Evidence of a potential match will be considered during admission. Include domain interest and mention any communication with a potential CCNY mentor in the personal statement. Students with baccalaureate degrees from non-English-speaking countries must submit TOEFL/IELTS Scores: the minimum is 533 (PBT), 73 (IBT) or 6. GRE submission is optional.


Asohan Amarasingham, Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics), Brown University; BSc (Mathematics, Cognitive Science), U. Virginia

Marom Bikson, Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics
Ph.D. (BME), Case Western Reserve University; B.S. (BME), Johns Hopkins University

Peter Brass, Professor, Computer Science
Dipl. Math, Dr. Rer. Nat. (Math), Technical Univ. of Braunschwieg

Shirshendu Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Ph.D. (Operations Research & Information Engineering), Cornell Univ.; B.Stat, M.Stat  (Statistics), Indian Statistical Institute, India

Alexander Couzis, Professor, Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., M.S. (ChemEng), Univ. Michigan; B.S. (ChemEng) NTU Athens (Greece)

Ronak Etemadpour, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
M.S. (C.Sc.), Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia); Ph.D. (C.Sc.), Jacobs University Bremen (Germany)

Nelly Fazio, Associate Professor, Computer Science
Laurea (C.Sc.), Universita di Catania (Italy); M.Sc. (C.Sc.), New York University, Ph.D. (C.Sc.)

Balazs Fekete, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
M.Sc. (Civil Engr), Budapest Univ.; Ph.D. (Earth Sciences), Univ. New Hampshire

Bingmei Fu, Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics
B.S., M.Eng. (Modern Mechanics), Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China; Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), The City University of New York

Rosario Gennaro, Professor, Computer Science
Laurea (C.Sc.), Universita di Catania (Italy); M.S. (C.Sc.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. (C.Sc.)

Lane Gilchrist, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., UC Davis; B.S., Louisiana State Univ.

Irina Gladkova, Associate Professor, Computer Science
B.S. (Mathematics), Donetsk State Univ.; Ph.D. (Mathematics) CUNY

Michael D. Grossberg, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.A., Univ., of Penn.; Ph.D., MIT

Akira Kawaguchi, Professor and Chair, Computer Science
B.S. (Admin. Engr.), Keio Univ. (Japan), M.S.; M.S. (C.Sc.), Columbia Univ., Ph.D. (C.Sc.)

Nir Krakauer, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
Ph.D. (Geochemistry), California Institute of Technology

Ilona Kretzschmar, Professor, Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. (Gas Phase Chemistry), TU Berlin; Diploma (Chemistry), TU Berlin (Germany)

Charles Maldarelli, Professor, Chemical Engineering
DSE, M.S., B.S., Columbia University

Abbe Mowshowitz, Professor, Computer Science
B.S. (Math), Univ. of Chicago; M.S. (Math), Univ. of Michigan, Ph.D. (C.Sc.)

Lucas C. Parra, Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics
B.S. (Physics and CS), Ph.D. (Physics), Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Sang-Woo Seo, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
B.S., Ajou Univ. (S. Korea); M.S., Kwangju Inst. Of Sci and Tech. (S. Korea); Ph.D. (ECE), Georgia Tech.

William E. Skeith, Associate Professor, Computer Science
B.S. (Math), Pepperdine Univ., BA (C.Sc.); Univ. of Cal. Los Angeles, M.A. (Math), Ph.D.

Hansong Tang, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
D.Sc. Peking Univ.; Ph.D. Georgia Inst. Tech

YingLi Tian, Professor, Electrical Engineering
B.S., Tian Jin Univ. (China); M.S., Ph.D. (EE), Univ. of Hong Kong

Raymond Tu, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
B.S., U Florida; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara

M. Ümit Uyar, Professor, Electrical Engineering
B.S., Istanbul Teknik Univ. (Turkey); M.S., Ph.D. (EE), Cornell Univ.

Huy T. Vo, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.S. (C.Sc.), University of Utah, Ph.D. (C.Sc.)

Jie Wei, Professor, Computer Science
B.S. (C.Sc.), Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China (China); M.S. (C.Sc.), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Ph.D. (C.Sc.), Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)

George Wolberg, Professor, Computer Science
B.E. (EE), Cooper Union, M.E. (EE); Ph.D. (C.Sc.), Columbia Univ.

Jizhong Xiao, Professor, Electrical Engineering
B.S., East China Inst. of Tech. (China); M.S. (EE), Nanyang Tech. Univ. (Singapore); Ph.D. (ECE), Michigan State Univ.

Bo Yuan, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
B.S., M.E., Nanjing University (China); Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Jianting Zhang, Associate Professor, Computer Science
B.S. (Water Resources and Environment), Nanjing Univ. (China); M.S. (Physical Geography), Nanjing Univ. (China); M.S. (CSc), Univ. of Oklahoma; Ph.D. (C.Sc.), Univ. of Oklahoma

Zhigang Zhu, Herbert G. Kayser Professor, Computer Science
B.S., (C.Sc.), Tsinghua Univ., M.E., Ph.D.