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Max Tran

Assc Professor

Mathematics & Computer Science


Max Tran, PhD, MS,  is an instructor of Math and Computer Science at CUNY Kingsborough Community College. His professional interest lies mainly in mathematics; as applied to the social sciences, games and physics--especially in the various theories of relativity. He is currently working on developing a game for the teaching of Mathematics.  

As a member of the CUNYMath Committee, Dr. Tran has reviewed and made known the various computer tutoring programs and other materials to support students in college math courses throughout CUNY.

Dr. Tran also believes in volunteerism and has given his time and expertise to help various non-profit organizations meet their information technology needs.


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Syracuse University Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics)                                            1999
Syracuse University Master of Science (Computer Science)                                            1998                                                   
The Ohio State University Bachelor of Science (Physics)                                             1990

College Teaching

CUNY Kingsborough Community College, Mathematics & Computer Science 2004 - Present
Syracuse University, Mathematics 1992 - 1999
University of Illinois, Physics 1990 - 1991


Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

  • Tran, M., Pfaff, T., “Series that Probably Converge to One”,  Mathematics Magazine, Vol 82 February 2009.
  • Tran, M., “Intersecting Circles and Their Inner Tangent Circle”, Forum Geometricorum, 6 (2006) 297-300.
  • Pfaff, T., Tran, M., “The N-Jugs and Water Problem”, The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp 37-38, 2004.

Research Interests

Relativity theories and the mathematical equations of electromagnetism.

Using games to teach mathematics.

Personal Interests