Researchers at UCD


Adamaria Perrotta

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Mathematics & Statistics
Science Centre - South
Dublin 4



I got a Master degree in Mathematics (2004) at the University of Naples (Italy) with a specific focus on Mathematical Analysis. After the graduation, I got a Ph.D. in Mathematics (2010) with a research activity focused on functional inequalities of Sobolev type and nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations. During the Ph.D. course and after that I also taught Mathematical Analysis at Engineering and Sciences faculties. In order to adapt the lectures to the mathematical applications to Mechanics and Science I collected data and real case studies. These further expanded my interest in Applied Mathematics. Thanks to my academic experience, I've been frequently working with international groups of researchers having different technical backgrounds.

From November 2011 to November 2015 I worked as Financial Analyst in the Derivatives Pricing and Financial Risk Management Department at Prometeia S.p.A, Bologna. My main tasks were: 
Developing models and software for structured derivatives pricing, for important financial groups;
Studying stochastic methods for Data Analysis in Finance;
Testing procedures to automatically query Databases on MS Windows and Linux servers;
Designing, planning and deliver quantitative finance training.

My current role (from September 2016) is as Lecturer in Financial Mathematics at UCD.

Professional History
(2016-present) - Lecturer/Assistant Professor, UCD, Dublin, Ireland.
(2011-2015) - Financial Analyst, Prometeia S.p.A., Bologna, Italy

(2009-2011) - 
Professor on contract of Mathematical Analysis, Science and Engineering Faculties. University of Naples Federico II. Italy. 

Academic History
(2012-2013) - Teaching qualification in Mathematics and Physics for Secondary School, University of Bologna, Italy.
(2005-2010) - PhD in Mathematics. University of Naples Federico II. Italy.
(1999-2004) - Master Degree in Mathematics. University University of Naples Federico II. Italy.




Conference Contributions

Perrotta, A. (2011) On best constant in Hardy inequalities with a remainder term. [Invited Oral Presentation], Giornate Scientifiche di Ateneo 2011, Second University of Naples, Italy , 04-JUL-11 - 08-JUL-11.
Perrotta, A. (2011) Uniqueness results for Nonlinear Elliptic Equations with lower order terms. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Meeting New Function Spaces in PDE and Harmonic Analysis, Naples, Italy , 31-MAY-11 - 04-JUN-11.


Employer: UCD
Position: Lecturer/Assistant Professor
Employer: Prometeia S.p.A., Bologna, Italy
Position: Financial Analyst
Employer: University of Naples, Federico II, (Italy)
Position: Professor on contract


Year 2004 Institution: Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2013 Institution: Universita' di Bologna, Italy
Qualification: Post Graduate Diploma Subject: Teaching and Learning (Mathematics and Physics for High School)
Year 2010 Institution: Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2004 Institution: Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Qualification: BA Subject:



Peer Reviewed Journals

Betta, M.F.; Di Nardo,R.; Mercaldo, A.; Perrotta, A. (2015) 'Gradient estimates and comparison principle for some nonlinear elliptic equations'. Communications on Pure and Applied Analysis, 14 (3):897-922. [DOI] [Details]
Di Nardo, R.; Perrotta, A. (2013) 'Uniqueness results for nonlinear elliptic problems with two lower order terms'. Bulletin des Sciences Mathematiques, 137 (2):107-128. [DOI] [Details]
S. Cuomo, A. Perrotta (2011) 'On best constant in Hardy inequalities with a remainder term'. Nonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications, 74 (16):5784-5792. [DOI] [Details]
Perrotta, A.; Primo, A. (2011) 'Regularizing effect of a gradient term in problem involving the p-Laplacian operator'. Advanced Nonlinear Studies, 11 (1):221-231. [DOI] [Details]
Di Nardo, R.; Perrotta, A. (2010) 'An approach via symmetrization methods to nonlinear elliptic problems with lower order term'. Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo, 59 (2):303-317. [DOI] [Details]
Perrotta, A.; Volzone, B. (2007) 'A note on a Sobolev Inequality with a remainder term for functions vanishing on part of the boundary'. Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali, Rendiconti Lincei Matematica E Applicazioni, 74 (1):35-50. [Details]


Research Interests

Partial Differential Equations, Sobolev and Hardy-Sobolev inequalities with remainder terms, Sharp estimates and uniqueness results for a class of Dirichlet boundary problems for nonlinear elliptic equations with lower order terms and measure data, Stochastic Differential Equations with applications to Mathematical Finance.




Modules Coordinated

201600   MST30030     Mathematical Studies: Financial Mathematics
201600   MATH10120     Mathematics: Linear Algebra Apps to Econ
201600   MATH20320     Mathematics: Quantitative Methods Business