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Nath, Rishi

Nath, Rishi


Mathematics and Computer Science

Phone: 718-262-2535
Office Location: AC-2C07B

Dr. Nath first became interested in mathematics at the University of Chicago where he attended various courses on group theory and Lie algebras given by Professors Jon Alperin and George Glauberman. After completing a Masters degree at Brandeis University, he returned to Chicago where he completed his PhD in the representation theory of the symmetric and alternating groups under the direction of Professor Paul Fong at the University of Illinois. Dr. Nath has a longstanding interest in math education. He taught math at Bronzeville Alternative High School in the South Side of Chicago and with the Franklin Summer Program (Phillips Brooks House, Harvard University). Originally from the Boston area, he currently lives in Queens.

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PhD University of Illinois Mathematics 2006 
MA Brandeis University Mathematics 1999 
BA University of Chicago Mathematics 1996 

Areas of Expertise

  • Algebraic Combinatorics
  • Representations of Finite Groups
  • Partition Theory

Publications in Field Of Expertise




Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

  • "Recent developments in Algebra" January 28th, 2008: Department Seminar, University of the West Indies (UWI)-St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago (invited).

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  • York College Presidents Excellence in Research Award: September 2018.
  • Visitor, Mathematical Science Research Institute, Berkeley, CA: April 8- April 13, 2018.
  • Visitor, Global/Local Conjectures in Representation Theory of Finite Groups, Banff International Research Station: March 16th-March 23rd, 2014.
  • Outstanding Student Advocate Award, CUNY Honors Opportunities Conference: March 2012.
  • Visitor, Ecole Polytechnic Federale Lausanne (EPFL), Jacques Thevenaz Conference, June 22nd - June 25th, 2010.
  • Visitor, Homological Methods in Representation Theory, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): March 31st - April 4th, 2008.


  • TRADA-50-645, Simultaneous core partitions and lattice paths. July 1st, 2019 - June 31st, 2020: $3,276.00.
  • TRADA-49-300, The Navarro conjecture for the double covers of.... July 1st, 2018 - June 31st, 2019: $3,489.20.
  • TRADA-47-785, Wreath products, core towers, and the Navarro c.... July 1st, 2016 - June 31st, 2017: $3,490.00.
  • TRADA-46-493, Arithmetic congruences for simultaneous core pa.... July 1st, 2015 - June 31st, 2016: $3,465.00.
  • PSC_CUNY TRAD 44-576, Self-Conjugate Partitions: New and Existing Results. July 1st, 2013 - June 31st, 2014: $2933.00.
  • PSC-CUNY TRAD 43-449, Self Conjugate partitions and the representation theory. July 1st, 2012 - June 31st, 2013: $1300.00.
  • PSC-CUNY TRAD 42-615, Recent results on simultaneous core partitions. July 1st, 2011 - June 31st, 2012: $3428.00.
  • PSC-CUNY REG-41, Refinements of the McKay conjecture for the covering groups of the symmetric and alternating groups (PI). July 1st, 2010 - June 31st, 2011: $3325.00.
  • PSC-CUNY REG-40, A conjecture of Turull in the alternating groups (PI). July 1st, 2009 - June 31st, 2010: $2660.00.
  • PSC-CUNY REG-39, Navarro's conjecture for the alternating groups (PI). July 1st, 2008 - June 31st, 2008: $3525.00.
  • Mathematics Association of America (MAA), Tensor Scholars (Co-PI with Dr. Lidia Gonzalez). September 1st, 2010 - August 31st, 2011: $6000.00.
  • Mathematics Association of America (MAA), Tensor Scholars (Co-PI with Dr. Lidia Gonzalez). September 1st, 2009 - August 31st, 2010: $6000.00.
  • Title III--Center for Teaching and Learning (CETL), York College, Shifting the Center (PI). September 1st, 2009 - August 31st, 2010: $3000.00.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

  • Referee, Ramanujan Journal: 2018.
  • Referee, Integers: The Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory: 2018.
  • Referee, Acta Arithmetica: 2018.
  • Referee, Science China Mathematics: 2018.
  • Referee, Discrete Mathematics: 2017.
  • Referee, Discrete Mathematics: 2015.