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Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Our programs provide theoretical foundation and the practical skills for careers in the sciences, businesses and also for succeeding in the Post - 9/11 technological world. The programs offered in this department engage the students in:

  • Applying mathematics to solve problems from almost every field one can think of
  • Building skills and knowledge to manage and protect computer systems
  • Obtaining advanced degrees in internet business management and computer security and forensics.
Faculty Spotlight

Charles Li

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences welcomes Charles Li to the department. A graduate of Cooper Union and the CUNY Graduate Center, Li is excited to be teaching at Mercy. He does have a connection to the college; as a student at the Bronx High School of Science he participated in the Mathematical Modeling at Mercy College program. He now serves a judge in the program. A full circle at Mercy College.  

The program awards scholarships of up to $4,000 to incoming freshmen and transfer students and scholarships of up to $6,000 per year to continuing students pursuing degrees in: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Mathematics.

To learn more about the program and to see if you qualify click here.


To build MyOpenMath members of the Lumen Learning team and faculty members from nine institutions participated in the Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative. This initiative has allowed students to access pedagogical tools for free. Students have access to downloadable textbooks, lab workbooks, detailed answer keys, exams, videos and interactive homework practice. At Mercy we utilize the MyOpenMath free textbooks in three general education courses: Math 105, 115 and 116.

Learn more about our NSA/DHS recognized Cybersecurity Education Center


Dr. David Wang, Chair, Department of Mathematics/Computer Science

Dr. Narasim Banavara, Program Director, CS/CIS

Dr. John Yoon, Program Director, Cybersecurity (Graduate and Undergraduate)

Dr. Cheng Chang, Coordinator, Smart Math

Dr. Charles Li, Program Director, Mathematics

Dr. Marion Ben-Jacob, Mathematics

Dr. Zhixiong Chen, Mathematics/Computer Science

Dr. Sisi Li, Computer Science

Dr. Jon-Paul Paolino, Mathematics

Dr. Nagaraj Rao, Computer Science

Dr. Sanju Vaidya, Mathematics

Kathy Dering, Administrative Assistant

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