Workshop Director:
Nancy Griffeth
Professor of Computer Science

I have been teaching at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center for 6 years, since 2003.  My research specialty is Computer Networks and I teach Computer Networks as often as I can.  I have also participated in the Writing Across the Curriculum program and have adapted the Discrete Math, Computer Programming, and Introduction to Networks to emphasize reading and writing skills (of the technical variety.

I received a B.A. in mathematics from Harvard College in 1967 and a Ph.D. in information science from the University of Chicago in 1978.

I have two children and two grandchildren; my favorite music is ragtime; and my husband and I like to explore park areas in New Jersey on our morning walks.

telephone: 718-960-8787

Street address:
Lehman College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Gillet 232
250 Bedford Park Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10468

Distinguished Visitors

Week 1 Lectures: Flavio Fenton
Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University


Week 3 Lectures: Ezio Bartocci
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Department of Applied Math and Statistics
University of Stony Brook, NY

I received the B.S. degree in Computer Science and the M.S. degree in Bioinformatics, and a PhD in Complex Systems and Information Science from the University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy, in 2002, 2005, and 2009 respectively. The title of my PhD dissertation was "A Formal Framework for Modeling, Simulating and Analyzing Network of Excitable Cells" under the supervision of Prof. Flavio Corradini, Prof. Scott A. Smolka and Prof. Radu Grosu. I'm actually working on CMACS project as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Applied Math and Statistics of Stony Brook University, USA, under the supervision of Prof. James Glimm, Prof. Scott Smolka and Prof. Radu Grosu. My research interests are: formal methods for in-silico biology, computational models in systems biology, simulation, model checking, workflow management systems, hybrid Automata, agent-based technology, and GPU programming.


Graduate Assistants

Terri Grosso-Applewhite
Ph.D. Candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center

I'm Terri Grosso and I am a second year Computer Science PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center. My undergraduate degree from Temple University is in Biology and I earned my first Master's in Secondary Science Education at Teacher's College. I studied Computer Science at City College and got my Master's degree there. I am also a science teacher at a New York City public high school.

I have six year old twins and spend most of my free time with them and my husband. We like to spend as much time outside as we can.


Kai Zhao
Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center

I am Kai Zhao. Currently I am a first year Ph.D. student in Graduate Center, CUNY, studying Computer Science. My bachelor's degree is from the University of Science and Technology of China. I have a keen interest in complex systems, which is why I am participating in this program. I am a Linux fan, and I like science fictions when I have some leisure time. I also like hiking. There are a lot of mountains in the States waiting for me to explore.


Joshua Rogers
Master's program at Lehman College

My name is Joshua Rogers. I am a graduate student at Lehman College studying Computer Science, I have a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University at Buffalo. My current research includes coding and parallelizing algorithms to work on the CUDA architecture. I am interested in the fields of mobile computing and programming embedded devices. I enjoy skiing and hiking as hobbies.


Aron Wolinetz
Master's program at Lehman College

My name is Aron Wolinetz. After studying and working in real estate for a number of years, my passion for Math and Science led me to return to school. I am currently a Masters student in Computer Science at Lehman College. My current research involves coding and parallelizing algorithms to work on the CUDA architecture. I am married, have a one year old child, and a fluffy dog. I enjoy playing ice hockey, listening to Linkin Park, and reading or watching science fiction. I look forward to starting a PhD program next fall and one day sharing my passion for math and science as a professor.


Last modified: Oct 13, 2011