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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. Zhixiong Chen, Chair

Kathy Dering, Administrative Assistant

Dr. Marion Ben-Jacob

Dr. Narasim Banavara, Program Head CS/CIS

Dr. John Yoon, Program Head Cybersecurity (Grad and UG)

Dr. Cheng Chang, Basic Math Coordinator

Dr. Charles Li, Program Head Mathematics

Dr. Sisi Li
Computer Science

Dr. Jon-Paul Paolino

Dr. Nagaraj Rao
Computer Science

Dr. Sanju Vaidya

Prof. David Wang
Computer Science

Programs Offered