Dr. Paffenroth graduated from Boston University with degrees in both mathematics and computer science and he was awarded his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland in June of 1999. After attaining his Ph.D., Dr. Paffenroth spent seven years as a Staff Scientist in Applied and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. In 2006, he joined Numerica Corporation where he held the position of Computational Scientist and Program Director. Dr. Paffenroth is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor of Computer Science, and Associate Professor of Data Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His current technical interests include machine learning, signal processing, large-scale data analytics, compressed sensing, and the interaction between mathematics, computer science, and software engineering. Applications of Dr. Paffenroth’s work include cyber-defense, chemical sensor processing, finance, and material science, and his work has been supported by various sources including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), Nanocomp Corporation, the MITRE corporation, BBN/Raytheon, and others.