Faculty Profile: Chris Wiggins

Chris Wiggins

Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics


Chris Wiggins '93CC is an associate professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University and the Chief Data Scientist at The New York Times. At Columbia, he is a founding member of the executive committee of the Data Science Institute, and of the Department of Systems Biology, and is affiliated faculty in Statistics.


He is a co-founder and co-organizer of hackNY, a nonprofit which since 2010 has organized once a semester student hackathons and the hackNY Fellows Program, a structured summer internship at NYC startups.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Problems in Applied Mathematics
  • Undergraduate Research in Applied Mathematics
  • Data: Past, Present and Future