## Paula Kimmerling

##### Education

- PhD in Theoretical Mathematics, Washington State University - in progress
- MS in Theoretical Mathematics, Washington State University - 2018-2020
- BS in Applied Mathematics, minor in Physics, Washington State University - 2014-2018

##### Research Interests

My current research topic is analyzing the rank of a particular matrix that relates a graph to a quantum computing algorithm. Specifically, the average mixing matrix of a Dutch Windmill graph. I'm working with Dr. Judi McDonald.

##### Talks Given

- September 20, 2021, "Dutch Windmills: Recursion and Interlacing",
*Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar, WSU* - June 21, 2021, "Average Mixing Matrices of Trees and Stars",
*Algebraic Graph Theory Seminar, University of Waterloo* - February 22, 2021, "Review of Continuous Quantum Walks on Graphs",
*Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar, WSU* - October 5, 2020, "Discrete Quantum Walks vs Continuous Quantum Walks",
*Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar, WSU* - March 9, 2020, "Continuous Quantum Walks",
*Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar, WSU* - February 3, 2020, "Average Mixing Matrices of Continuous Quantum Walks",
*WSU College of Arts and Sciences Three Minute Thesis Competition* - November 20, 2019, "Average Mixing Matrices of Quantum Computing Devices",
*WSU Math Department Three Minute Thesis Competition* - October 25, 2019, "Quantum Error Correction",
*WSU Quantum Computing Seminar, Physics Department* - October 28, 2019, "Lit Review:'A New Perspective on the Average Mixing Matrix' by
by Coutinho, Godsil, Guo, and Zhan"
*Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar, WSU* - April 1, 2019, "Linear Algebra in Quantum Mechanics",
*Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar, WSU*

##### Classes Taught

- Math 108 - Trigonometry (Instructor) - Fall 2021
- Math 315 - Differential Equations (Instructor) - Spring 2021
- Math 364 - Principles of Optimizations (Course Instructor) - Fall 2020
- Math 220 - Introduction to Linear Algebra (Instructor) - Summer 2020
- Math 103 - Algebra Methods and Introduction to Functions (Instructor) - Spring 2020
- Math 172 - Calculus II (Lead Teaching Assistant) - Fall 2019
- Math 171: Calculus I (Instructor) - Summer 2019
- Math 171: Calculus I (Teaching Assistant) - Spring 2019
- Math 103: Algebra Methods and Introduction to Functions (Instructor) - Fall 2019
- Math 273: Calculus III (Instructor) - Summer 2018