Faculty Bios

Suman Ganguli

Dr. Suman Ganguli has taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Mathematics Department at City Tech for the past four years. He is also an Associate Faculty member of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, where he develops and teaches courses at the intersection of mathematics and philosophy.  He received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Chicago, where he also fulfilled the requirements for a B.A. in the History and Philosophy of Science. He subsequently earned a master’s degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University, and a master’s degree in Financial Engineering from the University of California Berkeley.  Before returning to academia and teaching, he worked in the private sector in the fields of quantitative finance and data science.

Ezra Halleck


Dr. Ezra Halleck has been an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at City Tech since 2002. All in mathematics, he received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and both his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, San Diego. Since 1985, Dr. Halleck has been teaching mathematics, statistics and computer science from the middle school to the advanced undergraduate levels. He served as program coordinator for the Verizon Next Step Program for 5 years (phased out in June 2016). As an educator, he has a keen interest in the statistics/probability areas and in all matters relating to assessment. As a researcher, he actively participates in all areas of discrete mathematics, but has particular background and interest in algebraic, enumerative and geometric combinatorics.

Laura Liang

Laura Liang obtained her bachelor’s degree from Baruch College, cum laude, where she majored in Actuarial Science and obtained her master degree from Hunter College in Economics and Statistics. She has been teaching at Hunter College and City College of Technology. She is exploring roles in pedagogy. In her free time, she enjoys piano and yoga.

Ariane Masuda

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Ariane Masuda received a B.Sc. in mathematics from Universidade Federal do Parana and an M.Sc. in mathematics from Universidade Federal Fluminense, both in Brazil. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from Carleton University in Canada. She was an NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa. In 2012 she joined the Department of Mathematics at New York City College of Technology, where she is currently an Assistant Professor. She has been teaching since 2000. During this time she has mentored several undergraduate students.  Her research interests lie in the areas of Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics.

Lucie Mingla


Lucie Mingla is an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at City Tech and ASA College. She received her BS in Mathematics at University of Tirana in Albania since 1984. She has been serving as teacher of mathematics, Assistant Principal and Citywide Professional Development Leader conducting the workshops and qualifications in curriculum matters, effective strategies of teaching, assessing students and analyzing data. Once she came to NY in 2005 she continued her higher education at Globe Institute of Technology for Computer and English Literacy and on 2011 she received her Master in Science Education (Mathematics) at Mercy College in NY. She has been teaching different levels of secondary grades in mathematics and for the past five years in higher education at City Tech and ASA College teaching various levels from Remedial to Calculus 1. She also has been teaching in different programs provided from Research Foundation (CUNY) such as Bridge the Gap and College Focus. She is passionate in creating curriculum, attending conferences, webinars and workshops related to new active strategies and technology.

Pedro Mujica


Sybil Shaver


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Lori Younge