Mutiara Sondjaja


I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU. I completed my Ph.D. at Cornell University, where I was advised by James Renegar. I obtained my undergraduate degree in mathematics in 2008 from Harvey Mudd College.

At NYU, my primary interests and responsibilities are undergraduate teaching and advising. I maintain active research interests in continuous optimization (in particular, interior-point methods for conic optimization problems).

My contact information
Warren Weaver Hall, Room 725
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012 USA
Email: sondjaja at

In Spring 2018, I am teaching Discrete Mathematics, Math for Economics 1, and Written and Oral Presentation (co-taught with Aleks Donev). I am also teaching an undergraduate independent study course (Introduction to Linear and Convex Optimization).

My office hours this semester (January-May 2018) are

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