Pietro Paparella, Associate Professor
Dr. Paparella earned a Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Washington State University in 2013, under the co-supervision of Judith J. McDonald and Michael J. Tsatomeros. Prior to his appointment at UWB, he was a visiting assistant professor in the department of mathematics at The College of William and Mary. His industry-experience includes a stint as a business analyst at Avista Corporation, where he was the lead-programmer and lead-modeler on a software-project to optimize Avista’s energy portfolio. He was also a mathematics instructor at North Idaho College and Spokane Falls Community College, where he taught developmental mathematics courses.
Dr. Paparella’s research interests lie in nonnegative matrix theory, matrix function theory, combinatorial matrix theory, linear algebra education, and the philosophy of mathematics. Currently, he is working on the nonnegative inverse eigenvalue problem, which is to characterize the spectra of nonnegative matrices.
Washington State University
- Ph.D. Mathematics