M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. (1988)
Ph.D., State Univ. of New York (1982)
M.A., State Univ. of New York (1979)
B.A., Bates College (1976)
Professor Mauro graduated from Bates College in 1976 with a B.S. in Mathematics. From there, he attended S.U.N.Y-Binghamton, receiving his MS and PhD degrees (both in Mathematics) in 1978 and 1981, respectively. Joining Trinity's faculty in 1982, he went on to earn a second MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. in 1988.
Trained primarily in probability and statistics, Professor Mauro has since turned his research attention to graph theory; particularly, vertex labelings associated with frequency assignments to transmitters. He considers himself to be extremely fortunate to have found a friend and collaborator in Professor John Georges, also a Trinity faculty member.
Professor Mauro's philosophy of teaching holds simply that without clarity and economy of presentation, mathematics can easily turn from an object of immense beauty to a pit of deep despair. He thus prepares for each lecture by asking (and answering) two basic questions: What do I want to say? How do I want to say it?